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Left Foot Charley Winery

806 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-995-0500
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Casual wine tasting

I love the atmosphere of this place. So casual and the focus is sharing their love for their wine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bonaramanda25
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Sharonville, Ohio
via mobile
Always nice

Very consistent white wines and some of the best hard ciders in the state. Friendly staff and nice... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
billybru
,
Rockford, Michigan
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“hard cider” (18 reviews)
“cider tasting” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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806 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
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+1 231-995-0500
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"hard cider"
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"cider tasting"
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"open mic night"
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"state hospital"
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"pinot blanc"
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"take home"
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"tasty wines"
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"outside area"
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"wine making"
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"great stop"
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"bottle of wine"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the atmosphere of this place. So casual and the focus is sharing their love for their wine, beer or hard cider. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Must place to go.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very consistent white wines and some of the best hard ciders in the state. Friendly staff and nice happy hour discounts.

Thank billybru
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came with another couple here. It was so much fun. The live music was kinda loud and kinda bad, but luckily there was alcohol 😊. The employees were Not stiff and very fun. The wine sampling was pleasant/very enjoyable. I would...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We were referred to LFCharley’s by a friend who is a top Riesling wine maker in Oregon. We sampled several wineries in NW Michigan and liked this one the best. Meredith, our wine flight server, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She had an answer for...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy the ciders here - try the Antrim and Northern Spy. They are heirloom ciders and the best in the area. Served in cool glasses too. We’ve had the wines before as well and they are quality. The place is good for kiddos...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Trip Advisor led us to this great winery located in a very unlikely spot we pulled up to a Harvest Festivus going on, complete with a German band, dancing, face painting ting and wagon rides. It was deligbtful! Fell in love with the Cinnamon Girl...More

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A group of us came in for a hard cider tasting and really enjoyed it. We bought a bottle of the Cunning Ham to drink later. It's not as beautiful as some of the tasting spots, but its proximity to downtown is convenient.

Thank Janelle P
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I've been to Traverse City a number of times, but never to The Village Commons. My mom and I accidentally walked into Left Foot Charley trying to figure out how to get into Higher Grounds, which is the coffee place next door. And I was...More

Thank H H
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stopped here one Friday afternoon while on a family vacation with our 1.5 and 4.5 year old. It was clearly more for mom and dad than the kids---but the staff we absolutely fabulous with all four of us. They recommended wines and ciders for...More

Thank TOB2010
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

You Must go to Left Foot Charley to try a Cinnamon Girl Cider if you get the chance! It is an amazing cider. I like all their ciders and a couple of their wines but Cinnamon Girl is the true winner here. Ask for Jessica,...More

Thank deancrna2016
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livemusic2005
24 May 2017|
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Response from ZippyZZZ |
While there's food, this is more like a brew pub than a restaurant. Limited menu but a very helpful staff who will point you in the right direction for pairing ciders with what they have in their menu.
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clcosca
10 June 2016|
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Response from LeftFootCharley | Property representative |
Yes! Everyone is welcome.
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