Vino Coach or Wine-O-Wagon? It’s your choice.
Fruitful Vine allows you to taste freely and take in the views from our Vino Coach or tractor-pulled open-air Wine-O-Wagon. Relax and enjoy with minimal decision-making so you can engage and explore. Choosing to tour Southwest Michigan wine on the Vino Coach or the Wine-O-Wagon is fun, safe, and stress-free experience.
Whether on a romantic getaway or celebrating with friends, a tour with Fruitful Vine offers an unmatched experience studded with award-winning wines that are rich in tradition and innovation and showcased in tasting rooms ranging in style from modern California chic to rustic historic barns.
Can I say... Sophistication at it's best? Bring out the Burberry scarves and channel red lipstick because me and my girls painted this town red! We had a great tour guide! Took us to four great vineyards and helped us carry our purchases back to the bus! All the wineries had a different setup, making every stop unique! Definitely will do this again!
Lauren P. – Bolingbrook, IL
Our guide drove us around for the day and really got to know us! He was a great host and knows his wines! Would totally do this again!
Pamela W. – Sandwich, IL
Fruitful Vine picked us all up on time, carted our sober to not so sober by the end selves, and brought us back safely. That in itself is wonderful! Our guide entertained us, kept us together, kept our stuff, and was all around delightful. We filled the coach so we did not share with anyone else, that made it better for us.
Danielle C. – Chicago, IL
My bachelorette party was this weekend and my MOH and I decided we go up to MI for the wineries and such. Fruitful Vine was the place that we chose to drive all 13 of us around. It is such a great idea! First of all, trying to get 13 women to decide who is going to drive to MI is about as hard as herding cats so just imagine trying to do the same for a bunch of wine tastings. This was a no-brainer.
Vanessa P. – Chicago, IL
My husband scored a 10 for choosing the Fruitful Vine Winery Tour out of New Buffalo to celebrate our anniversary. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful. He gave us enough space to do our tastings yet was right there loading our purchases before we could lift a finger.
Jen M. – Milwaukee, WI
My boyfriend and I took the coach tour on Sunday from New Buffalo, and I could not rave enough. We lucked out with a gorgeous day in late October. The tour was so organized and our driver was so friendly and accommodating. We got straight in to every tasting and even got to the back room for a few. From holding and packing up our wine, to opening every door and calling in our lunches ahead of time, Alan was beyond great! I am a tough customer, but I could not recommend this tour enough!
Lauren S. – Fort Wayne, IN
I booked the vino coach for my sister's bachelorette party. The tour was awesome!! Everyone had a wonderful time. Our driver was AMAZING! Very friendly, attentive, and informative! We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide!! All of the wineries were good and staff friendly. Thank you for helping me make my sisters party great!!
Amanda B. – Plainfield, IL
Absolutely fantastic! What a great combination: food, wine and a designated driver! Would recommend to couples doing a romantic weekend to girlfriends having girls day out! The itinerary includes the best vineyards in Michigan's Wine Country with each boasting their unique charms! Our tour guide was attentive and entertaining! We just got back doing their St. Joe's leg of the tour on a fabulous Sunday afternoon. Definitely going to recommend to everyone we know, you need to book with them ASAP!!
Kathy S. – Chicago, IL
Booked a trip to celebrate my girlfriend's milestone birthday. We live an hour away from New Buffalo, MI and have always wanted to do the wine tours and not have to drive. What a plesant experience. We had a very comfortable air-conditioned bus, a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, and a great experience at all of the wineries. They even call your lunch order in while at one stop so it is ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the lunch stop. My girlfriend and I cannot wait to bring our husbands back and take the St Joseph tour. Thanks so much for a great experience.
Cindy P. – Schererville, IL
You don't have to worry about driving after drinking or getting lost trying to follow a wine tour map. We were able to just sit back and relax. Our guide was great! At every stop he would tell us some history about the winery, his favorite thing (or wine) at each place - it was very interesting and had a personal touch.
Heather G. – Crown Point, IN
We were picked up promptly, if not a little early for our wine tour this past Saturday. Our tour guide, was funny and welcoming as we made our way to 4 wineries. We visited Gravity, Lemon Creek, Tabor Hill and Roundbarn on our tour. I was so happy to spend the most time at Round Barn as it had a funk band playing as well as a great outdoor party. It was great not having to worry about getting lost and/or driving and Fruitful Vine was the perfect choice for us. I would most definitely recommend this tour to any friends looking to see the beautiful wineries of Michigan!
Christina T. – Chicago, IL
My girlfriends and I went on a girls weekend trip to New Buffalo and signed up for this wine tour. It was the best idea for our trip! We went to Hickory Creek, Gravity, Free Run, and Round Barn. We had a good amount of samples, 4-6 tastings depending on location. The atmosphere was fun and our driver was amazing! After the first two wine stops, we made friends with many new people on the bus! We will definitely be coming back!!
Maria Cristina P. – Darien, IL
We had such an amazing time on our tour. Our tour guide/driver and was wonderful! So knowledgeable, great driver, and very attentive. He kept the group on task and collected all of our wine for us as well and stored it in the bus. Great selection of wineries as well we visited.
Megan K. – Chicago, IL
If you have never done a Wine Tour with Fruitful Vines and you love wine tasting please try it. I've done two tours two years apart and both times it was very fun, enjoyable and the wine was very good. Both times Gravity was a part of the tour. Gravity wine is really good and it's a nice modern winery. Love It!
Cynthia W. – Chicago, IL