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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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
Staff

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

"My husband and I love this place! We come here every time we come up north. This is the only winery we buy wine from to take back home. The owner..."

"Knowledgeable and friendly people, great wines, beautiful tasting room and did I say great wines."

"We have been to the Leelanau peninsula and TC area many times and have visited many wineries. Laurentide not only has some of the best wines in t..."

"Love the wine. Plan attending First Friday's during the summer for some great music, small plates, and wine tasting. Very very enjoyable."