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 santé,
Bill

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Susan Braymer
Winery Owner

I was born in New Jersey and found my way to Michigan via Ann Arbor. I graduated with a degree from U of M... More
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Benjamin Gulow
Tasting Room Manager

I grew up here in rural Leelanau and now reside in the bustling metropolis of Traverse City... More
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Kathy Allen
Senior Staff

I have been in the tasting room since 2013 and I love it. I get to meet people from all over... More
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Calla Braymer
Staff

I graduated from Grand Valley this spring and have retained a continuing interest in hospitality... More
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Mary Nixon
Staff

I love and enjoy serving people. I love and enjoy serving delicious, excellent Laurentide wine. I love... More
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Camilla Medel-Mayer
Staff

Four years ago I retired after 18 years in the Public School system in Mid-Michigan. I've been vacationing in the... More
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Barb Gluszewski
Staff

I have retired up north with my husband Dave after a career with General Motors in Purchasing and later in sales... More
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Rosy Braymer
Barktender

Rosita Chiquita Braymer, aka Rosy. I am a native of Wisconsin (hail all cheese & wine pairings)... More
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Customer Testimonials

"We received a bottle of Laurentide Fume Blanc from Michigan By The Bottle, and enjoyed it with shrimp scampi linguini. It was wonderful!"

"This is an amazing winery! The wines are fantastic and the staff is very knowledgeable and interactive. We do a lot of wine tasting wherever we g..."

"Such a wonderful experience! Loved every wine I tasted. True quality. Thank you Ben, Bill and Susan for making our visit so special. Looking forw..."

"On our long day of touring Leelanau Peninsula wineries, we saved the best for last -- Laurentide! This place is one of the most discreet in terms..."