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L. Mawby Vineyards

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Address: 4519 S Elm Valley Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-9473
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+1 231-271-3522
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Thu - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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We planted our first vines in 1973 and established our vineyards in 1976....

We planted our first vines in 1973 and established our vineyards in 1976. We exclusively produce sparkling wine using both the traditional method (bottle fermented) and cuve close (tank fermented) methods. L. Mawby wines are traditional method sparkling wines produced entirely from Leelanau Peninsula wine grapes. M.Lawrence wines are cuve close sparklers produced from Michigan and other wine grapes. Our tasting room is open to the public and our hours very depending on the season. May - Oct: Monday - Saturday, 12-6pm and Sunday, 12-5pm. Nov. - Apr: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5pm.

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Sparkling Rivals Wines from Napa

Absolutely worth a visit and a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Northern MI- try a flight with some of their delicious spreads and crackers (cherry jalapeño was our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Absolutely worth a visit and a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Northern MI- try a flight with some of their delicious spreads and crackers (cherry jalapeño was our fave). Their wine is great - we not only bought some that day but decided to join their wine club. Highly recommend the rose.

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We celebrated my husbands birthday by wine tasting. We had so much fun with the staff at Mawby. They were knowledgeable and fun and full of interesting tips! We tried the cherry jalapeño spread....so good we had to bring some home! This is a must stop every time we are here!!!

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Hitting the area wineries in off season is still fun. Staff very friendly & you get lots of attention. In addition to a great tasting, make sure you get the smoked whitefish pate.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Truly an entertaining tasting experience. The sparkling wines, which are all of their wines, were quite nice. (Not a big sparkling fan.) In a competitive area such as wine tasting, the experience sells return trips, as well as the wine. This customer experience was a great one. You felt like you were truly welcomed and valued. The knowledge of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We went to the tasting room on a Friday afternoon- it was bustling. The people are super friendly and their setup manages the flow of people really well allowing for people to taste & interact at several stations. My wife and I really enjoyed several of the wines, but admittedly we avoid any sweet or fruit wines so can't speak... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Great wine, beautiful view. Carrie the bartender was great and hilarious! Definitely would go back again! Reasonable prices!

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been here for 30 years. Interesting, entertaining, and helpful staff. Loved that they only produce sparkling wines. Delicious choices. The wines made up for lack of ambiance.

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Sturgis, Michigan, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Super fun place. You get two complimentary samples of the sparkling wines. Fizz was my favorite. Everyone here was cheerful and friendly. Food is offered her, to sample with your sparkling wines.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the winery and were not impressed with the selection, we prefer sweeter wines most of these are sparkling wines but to dry for us!

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Larry M, Owner at L. Mawby Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to L.Mawby, travelcin57. We are sorry you didn't find a wine you enjoyed. We only make sparkling wines and produce styles of various sweetness levels. There are a variety of wineries in the area that make sweeter, non-sparkling wines and hopefully you found something you liked from our region. More 

Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Our favorite winery in Traverse City, They are so nice there and treat you well. We became wine club members and make a special drive up from the Chicago area to bring home their great bubbly wines.

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