Staff Bios - Kathy Allen

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Kathy Allen
Tasting Room Greeter

I have been in the tasting room since 2013 and I love it. I get to meet people from all over and talk to them about Laurentide wine. Every day is a new adventure in exploring people's love of wine.

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Susan Braymer
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Andrew Leppek
Tasting Room Manager

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Will McCrory
Assistant Tasting Room Manager

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Ashley Samuel
Tasting Room Acting Manager

Hello! My name is Ashley, and I was born and raised in Traverse City. ... More
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Calla Braymer
Volunteer

I graduated with a BS from Grand Valley in 2018. Inbetween volunteering at Laurentide, I am pursuing online Early Childhood Education work.... More
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Rosy Braymer
Barktender

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Milo
Barktender

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SPIKE
Bouncer

Tiny Terrier who appreciates great terroir.... More
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HARRIET
Licker Control

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Customer Testimonials

"Winery was beautiful. Tasting and info that went with it was great. Oh, and the wines are wonderful!"

"Great wines and service! We happened to walk in behind a large and unexpected group that was also there for a wine tasting. The owner was behind..."

"Awesome experience at Laurentide! Intelligent staff who didn't rush our experience. We will definitely be back in the summer!"

"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..."