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

"Lovely tasting room. Barb was vary knowledgeable and understood what we would like. Delicious wines!"

"My top of the list We have been going to the greater Traverse area for years going up and down the peninsulas. Some how missed this location unt..."

"Love this winery! So glad I joined the wine club, just received my first shipment. Can't wait to try my wines. Thank you Laurentide Winery."

"Found this new place today-all their wines were very good; the Sauvignon Blanc and unoaked Chardonnay especially so. Happy to have met one of the..."