Staff Bios - Susan Braymer

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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 in Chemical Engineering and later completed the UC Davis Wine Production Certification Program while living in California on and off for many years. A Midwesterner at heart, I was able to return to the great state of Michigan in 2012 to began life as co owner of Laurentide Vineyards and then Laurentide Winery and our remodeled tasting room. Alongside Bill, Calla and Rosy, I manage staff and a myriad of other operations to make the Laurentide tasting room 5 star. I cook for all events and private small plates, do my best at social media, oversee business operations, as well as tend the meadow vineyard and tasting room garden. Most rewarding thing learned in the past 5+ years overseeing the tasting room: "I have THE BEST STAFF IN THE WORLD". And you can quote me on that.

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Certifiably Passionate.
Favorite Laurentide Wine & Pairing
Too Many Choices, See the Recipe Sectionů

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Bill Braymer
Winery Owner

I was born in Kalamazoo Michigan and grew up loving all things that great lake state has to offer.... More
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Andrew Leppek
Assistant Tasting Room Manager

I'm a recent CMU graduate who's passion for beer to events has led me to Laurentide. I'm excited to get to know each of these wines on a higher level.... 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
Volunteer

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

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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

"5 months ago- This is a very nice place, with very nice staff. They have excellent wines and are in our top choices. We ensure we are here eve..."

"I came in for the first time over the weekend, and enjoyed it very much! Mary was serving the tastings, and she was absolutely WONDERFUL! She was..."

"Excellent description of wines, and great attention and knowledge of your customer's taste! Thank you! - Saginaw, MI"

"Enjoying a glass of Emergence White 2013 with a plate of polenta topped with sweet Italian sausage and roasted tomatoes. Looking forward to our n..."