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45 North Vineyard, Lake Leelanau
(4.2/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Took a bus trip with work here, friendly atmosphere, husband really enjoyed the peach wine, nice quiet view 
  • This winery tasting room is one of the worst I have been in the few times I have done the winery tour on the peninsula. The wine there does not compare to most other wineries and there is mass confusi...  more »
  • The woman who assisted us responded very defensively when we asked if all the grapes used were grown on the property. She went off on a story about the bad winter and how that made this impossible. We...  more »
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  • 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.