Staff Bios - Ashley Samuel

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Ashley Samuel
Tasting Room Acting Manager

Hello! My name is Ashley, and I was born and raised in Traverse City. I have many years of customer service experience and am looking forward to expanding that here at Laurentide! I take much joy in providing great service for people and am excited to expand my knowledge on wine while doing so. Wine has always been a great way to bring friends and family together. So come on in and enjoy some great wine!

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Customer Testimonials

"You Must come here! Amazing wine, incredible personality with the staff, and an intimate experience. The dessert wine, the sauce blanc, the dry R..."

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

"We just love this wine! And love having it shipped to the house!"

"Super friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Their cherry wine is to die for!"