Customer Testimonials

Michele V

"Such a wonderful experience! Loved every wine I tasted. True quality. Thank you Ben, Bill and Susan for making our visit so special. Looking forward to next time as Laurentide will always be on the "must go to" list."

Jackie S

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

Joel L

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

Charlene B

"One of my favorites now. Susan, Ben and Bill are awesome will make sure I visit every time we go to Traverse City."

Jeannie H

"We had an outstanding tasting experience! Susan and the Laurentide staff were so friendly, fun and informative. We even met Rosie the dog! We couldn't pick a favorite wine so we joined the wine club. So excited for our first shipment!"

Leah G

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

Jill G

"This is an amazing winery! The wines are fantastic and the staff is very knowledgeable and interactive. We do a lot of wine tasting wherever we go and this place is our favorite.I would highly recommend this place."

David M

"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 owners, even better that she's a neighbor and fellow UM alum - thanks Susan!"

Randy G

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

Kristin T

"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 of their location, but unlike many of their neighbors, nearly all of their wines are sourced entirely from the Leelanau Peninsula itself. Laurentide is a low-volume producer that doesn't compromise on quality. If you care about the excellence of the wine itself and not just a winery with a view, this place is the best in the area, hands down."

Shelly S

"Very personable, real people... great wine to go with it!"

Amanda W

"One of my favorite Michigan wineries. It's beautiful and has awesome wine."

Cindy T

"This was a great place, Ben spent a lot of time educating us on their wines and the folks in the area. We thought we were just red wine enthusiasts, but after sampling we really enjoyed a couple of their whites. And his petoskey collection was amazing. Saving Apera dessert wine for a very special occasion."

Melissa E

"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 very kind and knowledgeable. The wine was great!"

Duane L

"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 the aera, they are also the most friendly people. We joined their wine club last year and just received our second shipment. Super wines every time. We will be in the aera in late June and will certainly stop in for a few cases to take back to Iowa. Thank You Laurentide for some great wines!"

Michael D

"We received a bottle of Laurentide Fume Blanc from Michigan By The Bottle, and enjoyed it with shrimp scampi linguini. It was wonderful!"

Patti F

"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."

Nicole L

"A new favorite! Great staff and wine. Ben was very knowledgeable of what he was serving. Our group will definitely be back!"

Phil S

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

Sage K

"I love every wine they make at Laurentide, especially the Sauvignon Blanc. I joined the wine club today and can't wait to get my first shipment!"

Sarah N

"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 owners and staff and so friendly and very knowledgeable."

Amy C

"Laurentide is a "must visit" place for us every time we're in the area. Ben is so welcoming and friendly. The wines are perfectly balanced and range from straight forward to complex. Price-wise, they are reasonable. I'll pay $16 for a 2016 gold medal Reisling any day. Keep up the good work!"

Our Story

Chapter one of our story started on a glorious spring day at the Arboretum in Ann Arbor Michigan. Heavily burdened engineering students, a girl from New Jersey and a boy from Kalamazoo met, fell in love and have been ever since. Our first experience with wine was shared on dates where time seemed long and money was short. The fare was simple and the wine as well. Strangely shaped bottles from Portugal or blue ones from Germany shared the table with food - the start of our unending fascination of wine/food pairing.

The odyssey that entails our lives continued with the first of several moves across the country as our careers commenced. Our first life in California was a time of innumerable trips to Napa and Sonoma. We met huge names now, but little known then. Fantastic wines and flavors fanned the romantic dance between food and wine becoming our unifying principle. We traveled to France, lingering in Burgundy and loitering in Bordeaux. A deep-seated respect and love grew about the earth, soil, terroir concept and what wine can and should be.

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