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

I love and enjoy serving people. I love and enjoy serving delicious, excellent Laurentide wine. I love... More
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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

"Hi Susan, We just wanted to thank you once again for making our 50th Anniversary celebration dinner with our close family members such a memor..."

"My girlfriends and I wine tasted for the day and we weren't enjoying too much until we got here. Mary was the most amazing host! My friends and I..."

"A wonderful way to spend an afternoon, great wine and wonderful cheese!"

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