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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
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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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The best Michigan sparkling wine!

We love the atmosphere here. Very casual and not stuffy at all. The make many different varieties of sparking wine, several in the traditional champagne method. Highly... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Lansing, Michigan
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stepped into the tasting room and it smelled like someone had just gotten sick. In fact, a bus load of folks just left and they definitely had their share of drink(s). Anyway, it was such a nice day and they had some tables on the grass knoll we decided to skip the tasting but order a glass to enjoy... More 

Thank Preston B
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love the atmosphere here. Very casual and not stuffy at all. The make many different varieties of sparking wine, several in the traditional champagne method. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank 602tracy
Suttons Bay, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Larry Mawby started making sparkling wines before anyone else in NW Lower Michigan thought of it. Many international awards later, he is still doing it. Each bottle is infused with his knowledge of grapes, soil and micro-climates, and the tasting room is infused with his wit and humor.

Thank Rob C
Michigan town
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150 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in this place as people were walking out gagging. The place smelled SO bad! Plus, the wine wasn't very good and the service was mediocre. Of 9 wineries we visited, this was my least favorite. I'd skip it next time for sure.

Thank weekendgetaways010
Vienna, Austria
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed two tastings with some good sparkling wines. Bought a bottle of "Sex" just to have in the cellar - Why Not! Very worth the stop on your wine touring of the area. Don't miss it

Thank SXMCabanaBoy
Holland, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you've ever been to Mawby, you know there's always a party going on. There's Fizz and Sex and Detroit and many more names for their bubbly that we laugh and giggle about. The make a very good product and provide service and atmosphere that is fun and spirited (pun TOTALLY intended!). Space is limited so we were greeted upon... More 

Thank Tammy R
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We go on an annual wine tasting tour each October. Mawby is by far our favorite stop. The staff is always friendly and create an extremely fun atmosphere. We are partial to Sparkling Wine ( Champagne ) so we love it because this is their specialty. There are 3-4 tasting bars to accommodate the overflow if necessary which does happen... More 

Thank Gary H
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Sparkling wines and cheese/crackers a must! sit outside and enjoy! grab a bottle of their Sex on the way out

Thank TCfallcolors
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Didn't end up staying to try any wines due to the foul odor inside. Just couldn't get past it, but this place was packed when we were there despite the smell.

Thank garyk880
Portage, Michigan
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A nice experience. Crazy busy but we'll organized. Kudos to the guy in the parking lot dir we cong every body and the gentleman at the door! You guys rock!

Thank RunnerGirl0922

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