Wednesday, July 1, 2020
We Believe July Update
In May, we published our philosophy regarding safely operating a business during a pandemic. I attach it again and although we have reopened at about 25% capacity, as I reread my words, I feel an update today is necessary as we enter our 15th week adapting to the evolving problems caused by this virus. Although we have expanded our tasting room to singular indoor tables by reservation and hope to continue if not expand that seating, we realize that reality might be in fact reversed if the confirmed numbers continue to rise in Michigan and in the Leelanau/Grand Traverse region. We thank all our customers for respecting our rules of wearing a mask, waiting their turn when we are busy and being patient with all our slower processes. Our outdoor seating and weather on the patio has been a true highlight of a rather dismal season and we are grateful for nature's cooperation! We look forward to confirmation of an expanded outdoor service permit for picnic table style seating so we can utilize the entire great meadow vineyard space and allow everyone to breathe easier while enjoying our great wine in the lovely outdoor space attached to our tasting room. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the online orders from our MidWeek and Weekend Case Specials that help to float us through these treacherous waters. We continue our donations to United Way for Southeastern Michigan as they continue to be desperately needed. Thank you for helping us do this. Until, more news, take care, be safe and vigilant and cheers from all at Laurentide.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Reserve A Table Update
We like to over communicate (is that possible?!?) at Laurentide to keep our customers fully updated. Since reopening we continue expanding our services: ON THE PATIO Enjoy Wine by the bottle as well as Wine by the glass and Wine flights on the patio. Tables are limited and are 1st come 1st serve. BRAND NEW INSIDE We debut our Reserve A Table limited appointment tasting for our indoor tables starting this weekend! Visit our website and click on the gold button, Reserve A Table which can be accessed up to 1 hour before any open slot. Itís very simple to use and doesnít require you to choose any wines or combination of services before hand. Parties up to 4 can Reserve A Table and enjoy any of the above options along with cheese and cracker picnic packs. Please note there is a refundable table deposit and a no show cancellation fee. SAFETY We continue to be very cautious and conservative in all our policies. Masks must be worn inside except when seated at tables for service. Please be prompt as we limit our table reservations to 30 minute time slots ensuring adequate time for cleaning and reducing exposure. We appreciate your cooperation.
Friday, May 22, 2020
UP NORTH REOPENS
We are very happy to announce
Laurentide is reopening our tasting room as per
Executive Order 2020-91 starting this Friday,
May 22 12-5!
Visit us Thursdays-Mondays 12-5 pm until further notice.
We welcome you back to our tasting room following our SAFETY 1ST POLICIES and SALES 3 WAYS:
SAFETY 1ST POLICIES:
Our maximum occupancy will be 25% capacity and will be controlled at entry. Masks are required to be worn except if seated at outdoor patio tables. We are allowing bottle sales for consumption on the patio outside. We are not pouring tastings or wine by the glass. We will accept credit cards only. No signatures are required to minimize contact. We reserve the right to refuse service for safety violations. Our policies and procedures will be posted and updated.
SALES 3 WAYS:
1. CLICK AND PICKUP NOW- prepaid orders available for scheduled curbside pickup or parking lot delivery.
2. Walk in/take out wine sales to go.
3. Bottle sales for outside patio tables only.
Thank you so very much for your patronage and patience as we adapt our tasting room to the new reality. This is a first step in a long road. We are optimistic that if we ALL cooperate, we can expand operations and will adapt to a higher quality of service than ever before. We anticipate future appointment tasting, flights, small plates, expanded days/hours and more when we are confident of our ability to execute safely.
Cheers! Susan and Bill Braymer
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Mid May Update: Our continuing philosophy regarding COVID 19 and its implications.... As we enter our 8th week of shutdown, we work incessantly in the background trying to bring the best wine to your door. Thank you to our many club members who participated in the all ship SPRING CLUB RELEASE winding down these last few days. All the wines are available for you, our most valued customers. Just contact us if you have any questions. For locals and visitors to the area that need wine to complement the day, our current policy is prepaid pickups. Use the CLICK AND PICKUP NOW button on our website to schedule your timeslot for contactless pickup at the tasting room 5 afternoons a week.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Mid Week Premium White Case Special &Complimentary Shipping!
Love Fume Blanc? Mid Week Premium Case Special features our GOLD winning 95 point new release, Fume Blanc 2018! Best price this year.... until Friday
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
POSTPONED Spring in Laurentide Sip and Supper Series Returns
Our Sip and Supper Series returns to sate Spring fever's desire for soul satisfying seasonal foods and the Laurentide wines to match! Choose from 8 Friday and Saturday suppers throughout the month of May. Online reservations are open up to 24 hours in advance and are limited to a maximum of 16 in a party. Seating starts at 4pm, doors close for last seating at 6pm. Celebrate Michigan Wine Month this May at Laurentide! (Reservations may be available the day of. Please call 231 994 2147 to inquire.) $40 / person 4 course prix fixe menu prepared in house Click link for tickets and menu description.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
MidWeek Red Case Special
Love Red Wine? This is the special for you plus 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the COVID 19 Community Response Fund United Way for Southeast Michigan. We can make a difference together. Thank you!
Friday, April 10, 2020
Easter Weekend Case Special & Complimentary Shipping
Easter Weekend Case Special and Complimentary Shipping! In CASE you NEED WINE? Our 3rd WEEKEND CASE SPECIAL features a deal you'll A-GRIS with from Laurentide: PINOT GRIS 2018! 12 bottles for $150!* Complimentary SHIPPING. Valid through Sunday 4/12 midnight.... All cases will ship Monday! Limit 2 cases per customer. No further discounts. * 10% Donation to unitedwaysem.org/covid-19-donation-page, our ongoing contribution to fight this pandemic. Thank you Susan & Bill Braymer Laurentide Please Share.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
COVID -19 Donation
Thank you to the customers who have responded so graciously to our Midweek Wine Specials AND Weekend Wine Specials. ANY and ALL Wine online orders will become part of our donation to COVID 19 Community Response Fund whereby Laurentide pledges 10% of the proceeds to support the needs in our state's hotspot: Detroit. We will continue these biweekly specials and hope you continue your generous response. With gratitude for your actions, Susan and Bill Braymer Laurentide
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Special Announcement
Special Announcement*** Stop Whining Start "Wineing" Feeling helpless and frustrated about what to do while youíre sheltering at home? Well, we have a plan and wine plays a role! DONATIONS are always needed in times of crisis. Therefore, for ALL Wine Shipping Orders Received Laurentide will donate 10% of the proceeds. We have chosen COVID-19 Community Response Fund United Way of Southeastern Michigan, unitedwaysem.org/covid-19-donation-page working to support the vulnerable located in Michiganís largest ďhotspotĒ: Detroit and the greater metropolitan area as the benefactor. This will be in effect immediately and throughout the Michigan state of emergency. This means that ANY wine order from the ongoing Wine of the Month trio specials, to the Weekend Case Specials to ANY online order we receive, we will set aside 10% to donate. Also remember any online wine order over $160 AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES FOR FREE SHIPPING! Thank you for helping us help organizations doing lifesaving work, now and in all times of extreme need. Like to give more? Visit the new Michigan government coronavirus website to volunteer in all kinds of ways.... michigan.gov/fightcovid19 to find many more ways to help. ~Give till it hurts, that's when it helps~ Please share. Susan and Bill Braymer Laurentide
Sunday, March 22, 2020
ONLINE SALES ONLY
Our tasting room is closed. Please purchase wine online. Look for for Midweek Wine Specials AND Weekend Wine Specials in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your support.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
North Bay Celtic Sounds Returns!
Celebrate the Celtic Way this March on 3/15 with local traditional music!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Announcing the results of the 2020 International Eastern Wine Competition
6 Wines entered, 3 Gold, 3 Silver! Especially of note, our Fume Blanc 2018 wins Gold for the 1st time ever. The 1st and only Fume produced in Michigan. Cheers!
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Sips and Soups Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
Stand out locations included Laurentide Winery with their JalapeŮo Popper Soup paired with Emergence White 2017. The soup was creamy and thick with a wonderful kick of spice that was just enough. Their signature, double gold winning Emergence White wine was also used for their Fall in Fridayís eventís Savory Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Pecan Crumbles, demonstrating its brilliance in cooking as well as drinking.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Laurentide Winery Ė Sip and Supper Ė Lake Leelanau
By Amanda Renkiewicz / Photos by Laurentide The ambiance was nothing less than magical: a corner fireplace lit up with merry flames, blissful music resonating throughout, and a feeling as warm and inviting as sinking into a hot bath. The music set a tone of total serenity and bliss. As an ode to the season, white lights and traditional Christmas decor, complete with a decorated tree, filled the space. It was an atmosphere that beckoned you inside, to shut out the hectic world, and simply, for a moment, be absolutely, truly, deeply, happy. I had entered the singular, enchanting setting of Laurentide Winery.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Chemical engineering, carafes, and Laurentide wine
Chemical engineering, carafes, and Laurentide wine Posted by editor - September 19, 2019 - News By Madeleine Hill Vedel Sun contributor Susan Braymer is passionate about what she does. And what she does during the vast majority of her waking hours is run her and her husband Billís Laurentide winery in Leelanau County. Opened in 2012, Laurentide is the culmination of shared dreams for doing something in the wine business that started bubbling many years ago. Wine is part of Susan and Billís love story, on the table at celebrations, guiding their vacation destinations, and a source of endless learning and conversations.....
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Drink in Michigan wine with Laurentide Winery! Do you love wine? How about cheese? Then we have just the event for you! Laurentide Winery returns on August 14th to teach us about how to taste wine with some of our favorite cheeses from Zingermanís Creamery. Susan and Bill Braymer of Laurentide Winery are excited to lead us on a sipping exploration that will show us how Laurentide wines perfectly express Michigan terroir. Creamery expert Tessie Ives will also join us to talk about the accompanying cheese selections. We know why they are perfect matches for the wines Laurentide is bringing, and we want to let you in on the secret! Be prepared to treat your palate to an unforgettable flavor experience while learning about why two of your favorite things taste better together. Donít forget to bring your friends so they can get in on the secret, too! Tasting Menu Fume Blanc 2017 With Creamery Berbere Spiced Goat Cheese Reserve Chardonnay 2017 With Creamery Detroit St. Brick Emergence White 2017 With Creamery Manistique Riesling 2016 With Creamery Sharon Hollow Chive Apera Dessert Wine With Creamery Manchester
Thursday, July 25, 2019
VOTE! Best Wine Region in North America
VOTE HERE: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-wine-region-2019/leelanau-peninsula-michigan/ Spread the word! Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is nominated for USA TODAY's USA TODAY 10Best 2019 Best Wine Region in North America! VOTE DAILY until August 12th at noon! Vote Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Laurentide Winery chosen as Hidden Gem! As one of only 3 wineries in Michigan and 1 of 50 in the entire Eastern region of the US, Laurentide Winery is very pleased to be a Hidden Gem! Signed copies at the tasting room.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Wines Produced in the Traverse City Region Garner an Unprecedented Number of Ratings and Reviews by Wine Enthusiast
Laurentide joins a brigade of wineries from Northern Michigan with an 88 garnered on our Sauvignon Blanc 2017 in the July magazine review!
Friday, May 24, 2019
Tasters Guild 2019 Wine Awards
Wines from Laurentide awarded Gold continue to decorate our winning streak! Love our Fume Blanc, Pinot Gris and Bubble de Bubble? So do the judges! Read more....
Monday, March 18, 2019
Job Opportunities at Laurentide
TASTING ROOM STAFF MEMBER NEEDED AT LAURENTIDE WINERY! Love wine? Wondering how to learn more about it? Laurentide is interviewing energetic sales persons interested in all aspects of wine from grape to bottle for part time positions in our Lake Leelanau tasting room. Must be a passionate, enthusiastic, service oriented individual. Starting in May through October with possible carryover into next year, candidates must be available on weekends, some weekdays, our event days and some holidays. Experience in wine, retail,restaurant or hospitality employment a definite plus but not necessary. We train you in a fun, supportive team environment and supply healthy wine benefits. Intrigued? Respond to this ad and email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
International Eastern Wine Competition 2019
Laurentide Winery garners 2 Best in Class Awards! The only winery in Michigan to do so! The votes have been tallied and we are pleased to officially announce the results of the 2019 East Meets West Wine Challenge along with individual awards for the West Coast Wine Competition and International Eastern Wine Competition and Riesling Competition. https://enofileonline.com/bestofawards.aspx?compid=2466
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Laurentide Winery Competition Results
Over the years, Laurentude Winery has been in many wine competitions. We have compilied a spreadsheet of all our results. Click "More Information below to see the results!
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Itís wintertime in northern Michigan wine country, and though you might be fooled into thinking that the wine scene hibernates for the season, au contraire! By Erin Rose | Libation Lover While the vines keep warm under freshly fallen snow, things stay pretty toasty in the tasting rooms as well, where the sights and sounds of pouring Cabernet Francs, Pinot Noirs, and whites - yes, whites, abound. If you pine for those refreshing summer wines in the winter season, whites from along the Traverse Wine Coast are totally drinkable in winter time - and not just oaky chardonnays. Hereís what to try this winter season while youíre out and about exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the surrounding Leelanau Peninsula:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
This Hidden Wine Region Is Putting the Midwest on the Wine Map
"A little region best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be Americaís next great wine touring region." Plus Laurentide gets a wink from a national magazine with millions of followers!
Monday, November 26, 2018
CYBER SHIPPING WEEK
6 pack cyber shipping special effective today through Friday, November 30. Free shipping & packaging for great savings.... Enter discount coupon code: CYBERSHIPPINGWEEK2018 when you place an order online from our secure website: www.laurentidewinery.com
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving Menu Suggestions 2018
Laurentide has Wine for EVERY COURSE this Thanksgiving and every meal. Browse our dream menu for the holiday and beyond.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Josh Wright reviews Emergence 2016 in his " sipology" blog!
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Free Shipping August 2018
Laurentide offers Free Shipping for 6 or 12 bottle shipments this August! In state or to the 37 other states listed on our website
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Laurentide Pinot Noir Rosé Wins Gold at the "Experience Rosé" Wine Competition
Focusing exclusively on domestic and international rosé wines, the "Experience Rosé" Wine competition took place on Wednesday, April 18 at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, California. Laurentide Winery is proud to announce that our Pinot Noir Rosé took home a gold medal!
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Laurentide Winery Wins 6 Medals at the 2018 Taster's Guild Competition
Laurentide wins 6 medals at the 2018 Taster's Guild competition, including 2 double gold medals!
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Laurentide Winery Wins 6 Medals at the 2018 International Eastern Wine Competition
Laurentide wins 6 medals at the 2018 International Eastern Wine Competition, including Riesling "Best in class"!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Laurentide Winery Adds Two More Double Gold awards at the American Wine Society Competition
Double Gold for our dry Riesling- the 3rd year in a row for Double Gold AND Double Gold for our Semi Sweet Riesling.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Laurentide Winery Wins Gold at The Michigan Wine Competition
Gold for Emergence 2013. A lovely refreshing semi dry blend with a slight change from years past.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Laurentide Winery Adds 4 MORE Gold at the Tasters Guild Competition
Double Gold for our Pinot Gris 2012, Gold for our Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Gold for our Emergence 2012, and Gold for our Semi Sweet Riesling 2012.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
We ship wine in Michigan for a flat rate using Square Market
Check out how simple it is to do on the Our Wines tab. Click New! Purchase online to be directed to a quick and easy menu with all updated wines with regular prices, wine club prices and mixed case prices when you select 12 bottles!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Join Laurentide Lovers Wine Club
And guarantee new releases delivered to your door! 2 shipments a year and no cost to join. 20% off ALL your purchases the day you join and 15% off your purchases for the rest of the year! Free tasting at the tasting room and more... Print and fill out the brochure attached or call (231) 994-2147 for questions.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Our presence is building in fine dining establishments and wine shops
We are now being served at 3 more fine dining establishments and 2 additional wine shops across the state of Michigan. More are coming very soon and will be added to our list. Check out "Where to Buy" for full details below. Please frequent these venues in your city and help support Michigan Wine
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Laurentide Winery Enters the Finger Lakes Competition
March 29-30, 2014 Silver for our Pinot Noir Rose 2013- our first release.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Laurentide Winery Garners More Silver at the Grand Harvest Awards Competition in Sonoma
This completion is based on terroir and the expression of the varietal based on where it the grapes are grown! Find our results on page 8.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Laurentide Winery Enters the American Wine Society Competition
November 5-7, 2013 our Chardonnay and Riesling each win Double Gold!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Laurentide Winery Wins 6 Awards at the Michigan State Wine Competition
4 Bronze awards and 2 Silver Awards for our 2012 Pinot Gris and 2012 Riesling!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Laurentide Winery Wins 5 Awards at the Great Lakes Great Wine
4 Silver for our Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Emergence and 1 Bronze for Pinot Noir!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Laurentide Wines medal at the Michigan wine competition
Laurentide Wines medal at the 2013 Michigan wine competition. Medals were awarded to our entire 2012 vintage including: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Dry & Semi-sweet Riesling and Emergence White blend. Our 2011 Pinot Noir also garnered medal recognition.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Laurentide Winery Becomes a Vintage Michigan Member
Laurentide Winery joins an elite group of Michigan wineries and becomes a Vintage Michigan Member.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Laurentide Winery Takes Best of Show White at International Eastern Wine Competition
More than 1,150 wines were entered in the competition. Although the spotlight is on wines from the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States and Eastern Canada, due to overwhelming demand from wineries outside the defined IEWC regions, this year the competition was opened to all international wine producing regions.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Laurentide Winery Takes Silver, Bronze Medals at Grand Harvest Awards
Laurentide Winery's 2011 Pinot Gris and 2011 Riesling each won a Bronze medal and the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc won a Silver medal in the prestigious 2012 Grand Harvest Awards.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Laurentide Winery Accepted as Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Members
The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) is Michigan's first wine trail. In the early 1980s, the peninsula consisted of four wineries: Boskydel Vineyards of Lake Leelanau, Leelanau Wine Cellars of Omena, Good Harbor Vineyards of Leland and L. Mawby Vineyards of Suttons Bay.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Laurentide Winery approved by the Michigan Grape and Wine Council
Michigan is home to 140 wineries, bottling more than 2.7 million gallons of wine annually. Production of Michigan wine has increased 34% over the last 5 years. The majority of production is from Michigan-grown grapes.