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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Kathy Allen
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Calla Braymer
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Barb Gluszewski
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Rosy Braymer
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Customer Testimonials

"On our long day of touring Leelanau Peninsula wineries, we saved the best for last -- Laurentide! This place is one of the most discreet in terms..."

"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..."

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

"Awesome experience at Laurentide! Intelligent staff who didn't rush our experience. We will definitely be back in the summer!"