The scenery was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, the company was excellent, the wine was tasty! Even if you couldn't come along, the pictures are fun to look through.

Rod and I truly feel like real friendships were formed on the Rod And Steph Traverse City Vineyard Tour, and it wasn't just the wine talking!

After a quick check in and breakfast at Del Webb's Grand Reserve, we all climbed aboard our Blue Lakes Charter bus. Tom, our driver, was a true professional and lots of fun. Around 11:30, we stopped to enjoy sandwiches and cookies from Great Harvest Bread Company, and continued to Michigan's wine country. Old Mission Peninsula is breathtaking, and this tour took us to four of the region's nicest vineyards; Chateau Chantal, Bowers Harbor, Bry's Estate Vineyard and Winery, and Chateau Grand Traverse.

After a leisurely afternoon of wine sampling, sunshine, gorgeous surroundings and laughter, we all were ready to spend a relaxing evening in one of Traverse City's finest hotels, The Park Place.

Rod and I would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Kylie Gates, our Cars 108 Events Manager, and Jenny Butynski, our Cars 108 Promotions Director. Their "behind the scenes" hard work was a huge part of the trip's success!

Our cameras couldn't capture it all, but some highlights of the trip are below. We might take another short trip in the fall, and if we do, you'll hear about it first on Cars 108!