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2 Lads Winery

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Address: 16985 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-7722
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Description: 2 Lads Winery is a small production facility located on Old Mission...
2 Lads Winery is a small production facility located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 23 acres of established vineyards. We specialize in cool climate dry red and sparkling wines and have small runs of white wines to round out the lot. Sustainably farming our land is paramount to the health of our soil, vines and grapes at 2 Lads Winery. Come taste the difference.
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Lovely Winery

Another lovely winery in Traverse City. The scenery is beautiful with great views of the Bay. I enjoyed the wine tasting and purchased the Sparkling Riesling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Southfield, Michigan
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Southfield, Michigan
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another lovely winery in Traverse City. The scenery is beautiful with great views of the Bay. I enjoyed the wine tasting and purchased the Sparkling Riesling.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a view you get from 2 Lads! A modern tasting room is a nice chance from the rest of the tasting rooms in the area. Very knowledgeable staff with very good recommendations for their wines and other stops along the way based on our wine preference. Even on a rainy overcast day this was a great view. Went first... More 

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very good wines and a store with their branded items. Wonderful view but unfortunately no outdoor seating. The sparkling Pinot is very good, try it on a hot day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Worthy of a visit, especially if there isn't an organised bus tour there at the same time! Worth it just for the views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Wines very good if a little pricey. Good Cab Franc Reserve.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

2 lads is very modern and pricey. Pretty view from up top the hill. No patio to sit at like most other wineries definitely could have potential to do so.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not a fan of the tasting room, it was small it did have a great view but I felt like I was rushed and crammed into a small space! No outdoor area!! The wine wasn't so great either and our server was kinda rude wouldn't come back.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

However, the tastings very minimal--then we bought the 2013 Pinot Noir for $29 plus tax which we enjoyed later that day. They would not allow us to drink it there as there was no outside patio--bummer--the view was spectacular. The very same night I went into a restaurant close to where we stayed in Traverse City and guess what I... More 

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2LadsWinery, Public Relations Manager at 2 Lads Winery, responded to this review

Carol: We would love to have outdoor seating, but with our current winery designation, the township will not allow for it. We do purposely have our wall of windows that allow you to look out over the bay while enjoying your tasting or glass of wine. As for the pricing of our Pinot at a local restaurant, we don't have... More 

Traverse City,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited 16 wineries in one week and found this one to be the best of all. Don't let the name fool you. When I saw the name I thought - ok this is really going to be a local loser. But I was so surprised to find this winery to be the best of all we visited. The wineries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Don't get me wrong, the wine is good but I have had better. This place has a beautiful view of the bay. You probably won't find another place that has a better view. Be ready to empty the wallet.

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This and black star are my favorites. This place is ultra modern which is cool and they have tasty wine. Everything they do is pretty good. Another must go.

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