Staff Bios - Bill Braymer

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Bill Braymer
Winery Owner

I was born in Kalamazoo Michigan and grew up loving all things that the great lake state has to offer. My first experience with wine was around age 10 making Concord based wine at home with my father. My dad had made wine with his father at age 10 as well. Given my dad was born in 1921, his learnings came during prohibition. For me wine is an essential element of life and carries a spiritual connection that inspires me. Wine transcends the mundane and lifts people's thoughts upward.

Whether you view wine as the blood of Christ or simply the libation of choice at your North American Thanksgiving, wine transcends. In my eyes the greatest natural relationship on earth is wine and food, so join in!

A votre santÚ,
Bill

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Susan Braymer
Winery Owner

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Andrew Leppek
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Ashley Samuel
Tasting Room Assistant Manager

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Kathy Allen
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Calla Braymer
Volunteer

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Rosy Braymer
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Customer Testimonials

"A new favorite! Great staff and wine. Ben was very knowledgeable of what he was serving. Our group will definitely be back!"

"One of my favorites now. Susan, Ben and Bill are awesome will make sure I visit every time we go to Traverse City."

"Always great to see the wonderful staff at Laurentide and taste all the award winning wines!"

"We have been to the Leelanau peninsula and TC area many times and have visited many wineries. Laurentide not only has some of the best wines in t..."