45 North Vineyard, Lake Leelanau

4.2
#5 of 15 in Wineries in Leelanau County
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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  • June 20, 2017
    We stopped at six wineries on a recent trip and this was my favorite. Keep in mind our group likes sweeter wines. I loved the peach! The staff was very nice and attentive. I also ordered the cheese pl...  more »
  • May 30, 2017
    The wines at 45 North did not make a lasting impression on me, but the building and service were enough to make it worth the stop alone. If the weather had been nicer we might have stayed on to enjoy ...  more »
  • April 11, 2017
    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 »
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  • March 8, 2017
    This place was amazing! Our friends got married here over the summer, and it was absolutely beautiful. The staff were on top of things and really made it a fun experience. Not to mention, the wine was delicious!
  • May 17, 2017
    Nice atmosphere, really good wine. Matthew was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
  • November 14, 2016
    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.
  • October 15, 2016
    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
  • October 8, 2016
    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.

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