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45 North Vineyard, Lake Leelanau

(90 reviews on the web)
Winery / Vineyard
Located squarely on the famed 45th parallel, 45 North uses its distinct location as the driving force behind its approach to crafting world-class wines that represent the region. Using grapes from estate and regional vineyards, everything is hand-crafted on-site with the ultimate goal of producing the most approachable, elegant wines possible. Aside from red and white varietals, they also make a variety of fruit wines sourced from locally-grown fruits like peaches and strawberries as well as experimental dessert wines such as 45 Gold, a bourbon-barrel-aged apricot wine. The rustic, post-and-beam barn nestled in the trees next to the vineyard sets the scene for an unforgettable tasting experience accompanied by warm-weather activities like bocce ball and live music, and cross-country skiing during the winter.
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  • We have visited 45 North twice now and both times have come away with the same impression; clean, neat, contemporary, and delicious wines. There is a loft used for groups who wish to taste in a more p...  more »
  • Fun place, real good sparkling peach. Fun employees...$5 tastings, snacks. Worth a stop in the winter it's beautiful!  more »
  • 45 North seems to cater to the younger wine tasting crowd. It has a very modern feel with large beams, metal walls and fairly loud music. This was fine for us but I can see how it might turn off a cro...  more »
  • Try the Peach Cremant! This place has expanded in the past couple of years to include a tasting area or group event area upstairs. They are in a beautiful location. They make great wines and the staff is very helpful and accommodating. They have a lot of cool items for souvenirs or gifts, and all of their wines can be purchased.
  • My favorite vineyard & the best wines. 45 red & 45 white are superb! Tasty ciders too. Friendly, energetic, & knowledgeable staff. Cool & relaxing environment. Love this place
  • I have been going to 45 North for years and it has been my #1 go to Winery. Sadly this year it didnt even make top 20. Very sad wine list, so sad we didnt even buy a bottle this year(nothing made us go wow) when i past years we would of had a case or more to take home.
  • Ice Wine is pure silky smooth scrumpdalitious!!! OK, that might not be a word but is is in my books. Holy cow!! Great atmosphere, enjoyed our visit.
  • Great wines and wonderful staff! We hosted our cocktail hour for our wedding here in their outdoor spaces, and all the guests had a great time! A perfect taste of Northern Michigan wines. Wouldn't have had our cocktail hour anywhere else! Planning and coordinating with them was very easy.