WHAT IT IS
The Tip of the Mitt American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a federally-recognized grape growing region. The AVA covers roughly 2,760 square miles covering the entirety of Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Presque Isle counties as well as northern portions of Antrim and Alpena counties. SAGGA filed for the AVA on behalf of its growers and the AVA was approved in 2016.
WHAT IT DOES
The AVA designation provides vintners the ability to more accurately identify the origin of their wines for consumers. While this may sound simplistic, it affords a few other key benefits.
Member Wineries with 'Tip of the Mitt' Wines: