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
"Age can be wonderful for red wine, but not for spacecraft." - Nathan Myhrvold
"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
"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
"Nothing can be sadder than a glass of wine alone." - "Cry To Me "Bert Berns as sung by The Rolling Stones
" 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 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
"Red, red wine stay close to me don't let me be alone it's tearin' apart my blue, blue heart" - Neil Diamond
"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
"If Chardonnay is a lap dance, then Riesling is a slow-burning tantric orgasm of flavor." - Terry Thiese
"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
"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
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

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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