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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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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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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Modern design and only place on Old Mission that really embraces its view in their tasting room. Can get crowded quickly so try avoid peak times. Wine is good, their Sparkling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This winery was different than the others in the Peninsula we visited in that it had a modern and trendy environment, which we loved. It was bright-lighted rather than dim, which was nice as we had a great view of the Lake while enjoying our tastings. $3 for 5 tastings was comparable to the other wineries. We loved the Riesling... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Modern design and only place on Old Mission that really embraces its view in their tasting room. Can get crowded quickly so try avoid peak times. Wine is good, their Sparkling Pinot Grigio is probably our favorite sparkling in Michigan.

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in the tasting room again soon. More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The architecture is enough to want to see this winery. Breathtaking views of the bay. I believe you have to appreciate the wine per region. Not comparing it to other regions. The amazing thing for me is that the wine is made at the 45th parallel and turns out quite impressively, considering the challenges that weather brings Michigan. Their sparkling... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When I first moved to Traverse City, I would always bring out of town guests here when they were visiting and we were tasting some wine on the Old Mission Peninsula, but I have moved it off of the list now. If you want a great view, this is the place. Their tasting room is modern and beautiful and has... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went during peak color, so the place was very busy. The parking lot is on the small side, and some drivers parked other patrons in. The tasting area was extremely busy-it looked like a bridal party-so it took quite a while to be able to taste. Luckily the view was outstanding, but we saw several couples leave rather than... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been to the wineries of Traverse City a few times now some years between visits. 2 Lads is still top of our list for wineries on Old Mission peninsula. This winery is a bit more contemporary, which is our speed. The staff is always friendly and the services are grwat. Most importantly though is the wine. They have the... More 

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BERKLEY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband, myself and another couple had this as our last stop on a wine tasting day. We thought it was a little off the beaten path of the other wineries but we were really happy we stopped here. They gave us actual food samples that were meant to pair well with the wine the served.it was a nice. We... More 

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Detroit Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Love the view, love the Pinot Noir!!! Great reds, beautiful view from the hill top. One of my favorite wineries.

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Grand Rapids MIchigan
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224 reviews 224 reviews
46 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The view here is awesome. - FYI the trees at the entrance are chestnuts. -The $5 tasting fee can be deducted from the purchase price of your bottles. -We were told that yes they are usually this busy which is interesting as we have driven past here everytime we are in the area and unfortunately missed this view. - Parking... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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