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It is so good and you really can't find it outside the area. I visit twice a year and always buy a full case of their Riesling. It is expensive compared to some of the other Northern Michigan wineries that specialize in...More
We loved this winery! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. When we arrived it was quite busy. They greeted us immediately and asked if we could wait a few minutes until there was room at the tasting bar. We were happy to wait. In less...More
Our inclination to buy wine at a tasting room is based on both the quality/value of the wine and the engaging conversation with the host or hostess. We bought one bottle. The hostess was all business, but the wine was good. Nice tasting room too.
My husband and I visited the Traverse City area in May. When researching the area I was surprised to find so many wineries. We are wine people, so of course we took a day to explore some of them. Gills Pier was a delight. The...More
Went for a tasting on Labor Day - our first winery on a short tour - and had a very helpful and informative woman behind the counter. I really didn't expect to buy any wine in Michigan frankly, but I enjoyed the Cab Franc/Merlot blend...More
Not sure why the prior reviewer found the folks at Gill's Pier "uppity." Hardly a description I would offer the staff. We've been their twice recently...once for the annual Leelanau event "Sip and Savor" and more recently for their annual Memorial Day barbecue outing. While...More