45 North Vineyard & Winery, Lake Leelanau

#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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  • The winery is a modern, industrial design, very beautiful. The wines were good. They had a good selection of white and reds, all from locally grown grapes. Our only problem was that the young lady hel...  more »
  • Favorite vineyard for years! Great food pairing, fantastic wine. Make sure you stop in. Fill a case with bottles.  more »
  • This is one of my favorite wineries in the Leelanau area. Have been there when they had entertainment and just to sit and relax.  more »
  • Out of all the cherry wines I've tasted in northern Michigan 45 North is my favorite. We went to six wineries today and all had friendly staff, but Jesse at 45 North was the best! So friendly and personable; you made our day! Thank you. Go to 45 North and ask for Jesse, you won't be sorry.
  • Atmosphere is great with horse saddle bar stools and a cozy couch in front of a fireplace. Solid wines and ciders.
  • Nice looking place but didn't care for the wine at all. Also a lot of flies in the tasting room, even had one get in a glass of wine. Didn't buy any wine and will not return.
  • With one of the best and most relaxing of all the Leelanau tasting rooms and a wide variety of excellent wines, be prepared for competition - it can get busy so go early or at an odd time. I go here specifically for their very good reds, while my wife enjoys the whites, either way, you won't be let down.
  • Friendly staff, great trails for fat tire biking

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