"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
“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” - Galileo Galilei
"Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh." - W.B. Yeats
"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
"And wine that makes glad the heart of man" - Psalm 104:15
"I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines." - Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield
" 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
"There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don't think all ecstasies are the same!" - Rumi

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 6 varietals flourishing on about 10 acres located on sweeping vistas almost 900 feet above sea level and about 1 mile from Lake Michigan. 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 wine.

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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