“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.” - Homer
“All worries are less with wine.” - ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
“A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover” - ― Clifton Fadiman
“Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.” - Swami Vivekananda
"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. 'Much obliged', said he, pushing the plate aside, 'I am not accustomed to taking my wine in pills'." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin 1755-1826
Into the vineyard I went with Bill, Blithe as youth can be, As the sun declined beyond the hill And drowsed in the western sea; And under the arching vines we sat, And we sampled this and we sampled that Till we didn’t know where we were at, Nor the devil a bit cared we. Out of the vineyard I came with Bill, Just in time to see The sun peep over an eastern hill And grin at Bill and me. And Bill remarked: “We quit too soon; Let us sit in the light of that silvery moon And list to the nightingale’s plaintive tune!” So back to the vineyard went we. - Wine Poem: The Vineyard By Eugene Field September 7th, 1895
"Red, red wine stay close to me don't let me be alone it's tearin' apart my blue, blue heart" - Neil Diamond
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things in the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing." - Ernest Hemingway
"You were like red wine and honey, and the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness." - Amy Lowell
"And wine that makes glad the heart of man" - Psalm 104:15
"Nothing can be sadder than a glass of wine alone." - "Cry To Me "Bert Berns as sung by The Rolling Stones
“Wine is like the incarnation--it is both divine and human” - ― Paul Tillich
" In wine, there's truth." - Pliny, the Elder, Natural History
"Age appears best in four things: old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust and old authors to read." - Francis Bacon
"It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool- it drives the man to dancing...it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told." - Homer, The Odyssey
"Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh." - W.B. Yeats
"There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!" - Rumi
The purpose of wine is to make people happy, to make their life more enjoyable and bring laughter and wit, philosophy and romance to the party, rather than simply the flavor of a liquid in a glass. - Oz Clarke
"I've got different ideas of complete happiness. But one is being by myself out in a forest, completely happy. Another is walking with a dog in some nice place. And three is sitting around preferably a fire, but not necessarily, and drinking red wine with friends and telling stories. " - Jane Goodall
"Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses." - Oscar Wilde
“In the Loire Valley, they sometimes call it Blanc Fumé, so he turned it around and called it Fumé Blanc.” - Mark De Vere, the master of wine for Robert Mondavi Winery
"I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines." - Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield
"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans." - Ernest Hemingway
"Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same. - Blaise Pascal
"Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!" - Letter to André Morellet from Benjamin Franklin published 1818
"Great wines are like great books. Once you take your first sip, they're hard to put down" - James Laube
“Give me a bowl of wine. I have not that alacrity of spirit Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.” - William Shakespeare
“White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.” - James Joyce
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” - Galileo Galilei
“The discovery of a good wine is increasingly better for mankind than the discovery of a new star.” - Leonardo da Vinci
"Here's to the times I can't remember with the people I'll never forget!" - Mark Twain
"Great wine requires a mad man to grow the vine, a wise man to watch over it, a lucid poet to make it and a lover to drink it" - Dali
"Great Riesling is like a very large orchestra playing very quietly" - Helmut Donnhoff
In wine there is truth, In love there is war, And you break my heart away - from "Break My Heart Away" Terry Farmer
Fill the bowl with rosy wine, around our temples roses twine, And let us cheerfully awhile, like wine and roses, smile. - Abraham Cowley
The Spirit of Wine Sang in my glass, and I listened With love to his odorous music, His flushed and magnificent song - William Ernest Henley
"I have the simplest tastes, I am always satisfied by the best." - Oscar Wilde
“Wine – the intellectual part of the meal” - Alexandre Dumas
Consuming wine in moderation daily will help people to die young as late as possible. - Dr Philip Norrie
I am beauty and love; I am friendship, the comforter; I am that which forgives and forgets.’ The Spirit of Wine Sang in my heart, and I triumphed In the savour and scent of his music, His magnetic and mastering song. - Wine Poem: The Spirit Of Wine By William Ernest Henley
"Age can be wonderful for red wine, but not for spacecraft." - Nathan Myhrvold
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I’ll not look for wine. - Drink To Me Only by Ben Jonson
Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind; - Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
"She chose a bottle of sauvignon blanc from the kitchen rack and uncorked it. "These are trying times. There have been others, and there will be more." She poured three glasses. "It's essential that we live while we move through them. " - Nora Roberts
"If Chardonnay is a lap dance, then Riesling is a slow-burning tantric orgasm of flavor." - Terry Thiese
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." - Lewis Carroll

Winery in Lake Leelanau, MI - Laurentide Winery

Welcome to Laurentide, named in honor of the last great ice sheet that receded 10,000 years ago from the upper tier of the North American continent. With the completion of this great geologic event, the Great Lakes and surrounding lands assumed their present forms. The Leelanau peninsula was exposed and the rocks and fossils from a 350 million year old ancient sea floor started to formulate the soil that sustains our vines today contributing to the unique terroir of the region.

Our boutique winery, located in lovely Lake Leelanau in Northwestern Michigan on the 45th parallel, specializes in cool climate wines. We started growing vitis vinifera on our cherry farm in 2006 and now have 7 locally grown varietals flourishing on about 15 acres located on sweeping vistas almost 900 feet above sea level and about 1 mile from Lake Michigan. Compared to other Lake Leelanau wineries, we are dry farmed, with high density planting and associate with the most professional and knowledgeable experts at all levels and all times on the journey from soil to bottle. Our mission is to grow the best grapes that can be expressed as the best premium wine. While you may hear the same from other local Lake Leelanau wineries in Michigan, we trust that you will consider our various accolades to see where the premium wine comes from. Between being one of the first local wineries to commercially grow Sauvignon Blanc, to the number of gold medals our flagship wine has earned, Laurentide is your first and only stop for true, locally grown, premium wine in the Lake Leelanau area.

We hope you enjoy all of our estate-grown wines and visit us at our tasting room where - Wine is History!

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