Staff Bios - Andrew Leppek

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Andrew Leppek
Tasting Room Manager

Hello! My name is Andrew Leppek. Moving to the area a little over two years ago after graduating from Central Michigan, I didnít have much knowledge of the wine industry. Having little knowledge, I gravitated towards the Sauvignon Blanc quickly while expanding my palate to the other fantastic wines on the menu (try the bubble flight).
Being on staff for a little over two years now has been a wild ride from the first summer, running behind the bar to expanding and serving folks outside in our meadow. Iíve learned, just like with wine, this job is ever changing and exciting to get to try something new everyday. I hope to help you find your next favorite wine!

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Customer Testimonials

"April 28, 2022 First visit after sampling some of the product from our Michigan By the Bottle Sipper Club shipments, and the wines are superb. A..."

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

"Wonderful Place - Must see A nice tasting room run by very friendly and knowledgeable people. Not a bad wine in the place. There is something fo..."

"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..."