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2 Lads Winery

16985 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-223-7722
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Ranked #18 of 62 Activities in Traverse City
Type: Wineries
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Owner description: 2 Lads Winery is a small production facility located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 23 acres of established... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Zeeland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Albeit it was PEAK wine tasting season, we went through the tasting line. It was long and REALLY slow. It took over an hour to get 5 sips of wine. Next time we will skip the tasting and go straight to the wine by the glass. Our favorite was the Pinot Noir and the Rose.

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did several Old Mission and Leelanau wineries over a two day period. My wife and I would have to say that 2 Lads was our favorite. We like big bold Cabs and Pinot Noir so Michigan is really not the ideal State to go to for them but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of wine in Michigan.... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have, on 3 separate occasion over several years to give 2 Lads Winery the opportunity to show me that they are interested in me and my guests. Unfortunately, the staff at the Winery makes guests feel unwelcome; that they seem to be doing guests a favor by even allowing people to work through their doors. As a resident of... More

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a reservation for our party of 12. They put us at a large table and we had it all to ourselves. The view was beautiful and the employees were very knowledgeable. The wine was not my favorite but but the experience was wonderful!

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Marquette, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The wine samples were ok, but the view is worth the trip. The building is very nice also, but quite small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On the drive up the peninsula some one recommended stopping at 2 Lads winery. Really cool building. Modern, clean. Nice people. Have been to tastings in CA and in MI they tend to pour the bare minimum. I assume it's a state law, but that amount is ridiculous, really. It's barely one mouthful. Not 2 Lads fault. One wine here... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A few years ago on my first visit, they were the only ones who masterfully made excellent wine during a bad climate year. My favorite winery in Michigan.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My sister and I showed up just before the close of the tastings and we were greeted by a sweet employee that welcomed us right on in! We enjoyed the drive up Mission Point , the scenery and the wine samples were super yum! I love drier wines and bought a few bottles of their Sauvignon Blanc ...delish! I did... More

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice winery. tasting a wonderful. Staff is knowledgeable & friendly. Wines are good, just a little overpriced.

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Salmon Arm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Michigan is still a "B list" wine producing state, to be sure, but the progress made in the quality of the wines -- and the sheer number of wineries -- is astonishing. Most are clustered around Traverse City on the Leelenau Peninsula, but nearby Old Mission Peninsula is home to another cluster of winemakers in a more compact area perfect... More

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