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2 Lads Winery

Address: 16985 Smokey Hollow Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-7722
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Ranked #25 of 77 Activities in Traverse City
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 2 Lads Winery is a small production facility located on Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Pittsburgh, Pa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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