News, Awards & Press

Friday, May 8, 2020

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.

Spring in Laurentide Sip and Supper Series

Sunday, March 15, 2020

North Bay Celtic Sounds Returns!

Celebrate the Celtic Way this March on 3/15 with local traditional music!

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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.

Sips and Soups Review

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.

Sip and Supper Review

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

ExpLaurentide 201

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: 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

Hidden Gem

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

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.

Laurentide Winery Press Release

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!

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Winter Whiteout

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!

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Monday, November 26, 2018


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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

Wine Review

Josh Wright reviews Emergence 2016 in his " sipology" blog!

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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!

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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!

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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"!

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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.

Wine Club Brochure

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

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Laurentide Winery Enters the American Wine Society Competition

November 5-7, 2013 our Chardonnay and Riesling each win Double Gold!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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