Want to take a trip to wine country? Two Michigan resorts are being honored among the best wine country hotels in the nation.

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Northern Michigan and the Michigan lake shore are getting recognized more and more as excellent wine regions.

Chateau Grand Traverse, Facebook
Chateau Grand Traverse, Facebook
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Areas around the Great Lakes, carved out by glaciers, have rich, fertile soil and conditions good for farming, making them ideal for the wine industry.

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Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, Facebook
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The two resorts in the running for "Best Wine Country Hotel in America" in a new USA Today 10best poll are both located in Northern Michigan.

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A panel of experts nominated twenty U.S. hotels that "provide a perfect place to relax over a glass of wine after a day of touring and tasting in wine regions around the country." Now it's up to a public vote to determine the top ten.

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I've visited both of these wineries, and I have to say, the experts got it right!

Chateau Chantal in Traverse City and the Inn at Blackstar Farms in Suttons Bay are up for best wine country hotel in the U.S.

Chateau Chantal - Traverse City, Michigan

Chateau Chantal, Facebook
Chateau Chantal, Facebook
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Chateau Chantal is located just north of Traverse City. You absolutely cannot beat view! The 65-acre vineyard, winery, and bed and breakfast sit a top a ridge near the northern end of the Peninsula, giving you the most beautiful views of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bays. I could sit on Chateau Chantal's patio for HOURS.

Chateau Chantal, Facebook/ Janna, TSM
Chateau Chantal, Facebook/ Janna, TSM
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While I have not stayed in the hotel yet, I definitely hope to someday! All suites and rooms have those stunning views too, many with private patios or balconies, wet bars, and whirlpool tubs. The inn’s amenities include fireplaces and sitting areas, plus an exceptional breakfast.

Inn at Blackstar Farms - Suttons Bay, Michigan 

Inn at Blackstar Farms, Facebook
Inn at Blackstar Farms, Facebook
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On my bucket list for years, I recently visited Black Star Farms for the first time and was NOT disappointed. The sprawling farm on Suttons Bay has actual stables with horses and other farm animals. Their tasting rooms offer wine flights, spirit flights, wine by the glass, featured cocktails, and more.

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Janna, TSM
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The patio is wonderful and it's just as beautiful inside. For dining, just a short walk away is Bistro Polaris. If you book a room at the inn, your stay includes daily breakfast, nightly hospitality hour with wine and small bites, a bottle of house wine, and an exclusive barrel room tasting.

You can vote for Chateau Chantal or the Inn at Blackstar Farms once per day through July 22 at here.

Black Star Farms is also up for "Best Winery Restaurant" - vote here!

Wineries on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse County

Northern Michigan is great place for wine! Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail, minutes from Traverse City, features ten unique wineries with beautiful views.

Gallery Credit: Janna

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