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Left Foot Charley Winery

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Address: 806 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
Phone Number:
+1 231-995-0500
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate...

Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate model, LFC is a collection of grape and apple growers located throughout Northern Michigan dedicated to growing fruit for our wine and cider. Located in the urban setting of the former Traverse City State Hospital campus known as The Village, LFC creates an array of balanced white wine, red wine, and hard cider. Every bottle tells the story of the farm, the vintage and the winemaker's dream of sharing it all with you.

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Fantastic Happy Hour

A friend and I went here for a drink before an event at Kirkbride Hall. We didn't realize it was happy hour pricing - wow! I had two glasses of Murmur (my new favorite wine - a... read more

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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I went here for a drink before an event at Kirkbride Hall. We didn't realize it was happy hour pricing - wow! I had two glasses of Murmur (my new favorite wine - a blend of pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot blanc) and my friend had one glass of the momosa-like cider offering (can't recall the name).... More 

Thank Beenatna
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after a dinner at Stella's. The bartender was super friendly and the cider beer I tried were all great. My favorite was Classic Hard Cider and Cinnamon Girl. To remember our time here we bought a poster!

Thank Hitomi T
Shelby Township, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Left Food Charley is my go-to spot for amazing hard cider! The cinnamon girl cider they make can be found throughout Traverse City and has recently started showing up in stores around metro-Detroit. If I could only pick one type of alcoholic beverage to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it! It takes like apple pie,... More 

Thank KelseyOrczykowski
Menasha, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We used to really enjoy wine and cider tasting at Left Foot Charley.The tasting menu has been greatly reduced so that you can't get a full menu of wine. You are forced to taste ciders if you order a full tasting. Many of the best wines have been removed from the tasting menu. We ordered appetizers and they were the... More 

Thank Samantha484
LeftFootCharley, Manager at Left Foot Charley Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are sorry you left disappointed after your last visit. Our wine menu changes throughout the year, and in the winter usually offers our smallest range of options as we wait for the previous years wine to be ready for release. We are happy to say that within the last two weeks we... More 

Trenton, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

While exploring Traverse City, my wife and I stumbled on Left Foot. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly while the cider was very good. Cool decor as well. A nice change of pace.

Thank Stan Z
Cork, Ireland, Europe
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78 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came in for a tasting and wound up staying for hours! The hard ciders here are amazing, and their speciality drinks are great. The bartenders were very helpful and funny, they kept us entertained the entire time!

Thank spacy87
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Love the cinnamon girl cider! We came this time for tasting and had appetizer cheese/fruit/cracker plates and this was very good.

Thank LissaV9
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Variety has decreased but still good. We like the addtion of the cocktails. Just wish they still had more wines to choose from like in the past. Love the Cidermosa and Cin-gria drinks, what a great mix idea. The Cinnamon Girl is always a pleasant drink. Live music on Fridays is a bonus

Thank Dannette B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always do a wine tasting here when in the area. Love the Cinnamon Girl!!!! They were a little short handed but got to us in a very timely manner. Great atmosphere.

Thank Rhonda N
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

When we first arrived we were not sure where to go, there were only two servers working a full bar on a Saturday and looked very stressed. I was ready to leave after we did not get greeted as we came up to the bar and had to flag someone down for help. However, they had another server come in... More 

Thank brownejanet

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