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L. Mawby Vineyards

Address: 4519 S Elm Valley Road, Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone Number: +1 231-271-3522
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Suttons Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: We planted our first vines in 1973 and established our vineyards in 1976. We exclusively produce...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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: Thursday - Saturday, 12-5pm.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We made our second trip to L. Mawby a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed it as much as we did in the spring 2 years ago. The people are so friendly and attentive and really seem to enjoy working there along with talking to visitors. I am typically a red wine gal but their bubbly wine is DELICOUS. We... More 

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

Thank you for coming back to see us. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tasting experience and our bubbly. We truly appreciate your kind words and continued business. Hopefully, we'll see you next time you're in Northern Michigan. Cheers! More 

Metro Detroit
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've done the wine tour several times now and this is my favorite. Mawby's specialty is sparkling wine and they do it really well. Michigan wineries are getting better every year, but very few of them put out a product which will compete with California and or France. Mawby is the exception. You get to free pours when you come... More 

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

Thank you very much for your return visits. We truly appreciate your continued business and kind review. So glad you enjoy our sparklers and tasting room experience. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Be one with the froth. Many thanks & cheers! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On a whim, we headed up to L. Mawby. We knew we'd get there too late for tasting flights, but a friend we were with from the area said we could still do the regular tasting. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by a friendly guy who let us know that tasting was still going on but that flights... More 

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

Thank you for your visiting us and your kind review. We appreciate you stopping by and are glad you enjoyed our bubbly. We look forward to having you back and hopefully you can stay a bit longer and enjoy one our delicious tasting flights. Thanks again & cheers! More 

Hell, Michigan
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400 reviews 400 reviews
115 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was out second visit and both times we enjoyed the wine and the setting. We sampled 2 different varieties and then ordered a flight of 2 more which were paired with crackers and cheese. We sat out on the terrace overlooking the vineyards and had a pleasant conversation with another couple who were also touring the winery. It was... More 

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

We appreciate your kind words and are happy you enjoyed our atmosphere, bubbly, and staff. We appreciate your continued business and hope that you'll continue to visit us during your Northern Michigan adventures. Thanks again and cheers! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Great biking to the vi yard and then tasting with friends from France. Tasted several and they then decided to take two bottles home to show friends and family how good the two were! A great asset and a fun afternoon.

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

Thanks for visiting our tasting room and enjoying our sparkling wines. We're glad that we were a perfect biking & tasting destination. Safe travels and thanks for bringing a couple bottles back to share. Cheers! More 

Holden Beach, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Never underestimate Michigan wine. This is the best tasting room in traverse city and they also feature a small menu. We love the place so much that we have them make custom labeled sparkling every year.

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

Thanks for your review, visiting our tasting room, and enjoying our sparklers. We truly appreciate your continued business. We'll keep up the good work. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Northern Michigan. Cheers! More 

Flat Rock, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a very enjoyable time tasting the sparking wines at Mawby. If you really love sparking wines I have a tip, sign up for their Fizz club either before you go or when you get there on their iPad. It give you many benefits, like 15% discount on purchases and free tasting of any of their wines, instead of... More 

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

Cheers Alexis! Thanks for visiting our tasting room and becoming part of our our wine club, aka FIZZ Club. Happy to have you as an official 'bubblehead.' Glad to hear you enjoyed your tasting experience, our bubbly selection, and fun & knowledgable staff. Thanks for your review and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Northern Michigan. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love sparkling wines, and were very impressed with the selection here! No charge for tasting, which was great..find one you like, then get a full pour with some pâté and crackers, 2 glasses for $9.00, and sit outside and enjoy the view! Loved Wally!

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

Cheers! Thanks so much for visiting us & enjoying our bubbly. We'll keep up the good work and hope to see you again soon. P.S. Wally will be happy to know he made it in a review. ; ) Thanks again. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I visited Mawby in 2010. We sipped sparkling wine and fell in love with one another while sitting outside of their tasting room overlooking the vineyard. The prices are reasonable and the wine is very good. I recommend getting the cheese plates and taking your time while visiting the vineyard.

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

Thanks so much for visiting us and enjoying our bubbly & vineyard views. We appreciate your review and kind words. Wishing you many years of happiness together - May your flutes always be full. Cheers! More 

Medford, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We went here for wine tasting and found the experience a bit odd. The staff seemed to be focused on tips, ringing the bell and cheering every time a tip was given. It also wasn't a good place to taste a range of wines, as they required you to buy glasses of wine rather than have small tastes. I would... More 

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

Thanks for visiting us and trying our sparkling wines. Our tasting room does get rowdy, especially on Saturdays during the busy season and holiday weekends. We have just opened our TentBar, which is located just outside of our tasting room and features wine from LMawby, MLawrence, and bigLITTLE paired with featured local food items. Our TentBar offers a quieter, more... More 

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