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L. Mawby Vineyards

4519 S Elm Valley Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-9473
+1 231-271-3522
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Sparkling wines and ciders!

Like many Michigan wineries, this has lovely grounds in which to enjoy your beverage. The sparkling... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Lafayette, Indiana
Run down and not well maintained

We stepped into the tasting room and it smelled like someone had just gotten sick. In fact, a bus... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Preston B
Lansing, Michigan
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We planted our first vines in 1973 and established our vineyards in 1976. We exclusively produce sparkling wine using both the traditional method (bottle fermented) and cuve close (tank fermented) methods. L. Mawby wines are traditional method sparkling wines produced entirely from Leelanau Peninsula wine grapes. M.Lawrence wines are cuve close sparklers produced from Michigan and other wine grapes. Our tasting room is open to the public and our hours very depending on the season. May - Oct: Monday - Saturday, 12-6pm and Sunday, 12-5pm. Nov. - Apr: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5pm.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sparkling wines” (45 reviews)
“crackers” (23 reviews)
“goat cheese” (7 reviews)
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4519 S Elm Valley Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682-9473
+1 231-271-3522
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Like many Michigan wineries, this has lovely grounds in which to enjoy your beverage. The sparkling wines are quite good, and the staff knowledgeable in explaining the process. There are also some lovely sparkling ciders (I'm very excited about the number of places now producing...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We stepped into the tasting room and it smelled like someone had just gotten sick. In fact, a bus load of folks just left and they definitely had their share of drink(s). Anyway, it was such a nice day and they had some tables on...More

Thank Preston B
Larry M, Manager at L. Mawby Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hello Preston We're sorry you did not have a sparkling time when you visited. We are one of the oldest wineries in the area and our tasting room does show a bit if age ( we call it character!). When you were visiting, we were...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We love the atmosphere here. Very casual and not stuffy at all. The make many different varieties of sparking wine, several in the traditional champagne method. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank 602tracy
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Larry Mawby started making sparkling wines before anyone else in NW Lower Michigan thought of it. Many international awards later, he is still doing it. Each bottle is infused with his knowledge of grapes, soil and micro-climates, and the tasting room is infused with his...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in this place as people were walking out gagging. The place smelled SO bad! Plus, the wine wasn't very good and the service was mediocre. Of 9 wineries we visited, this was my least favorite. I'd skip it next time for sure.

Thank weekendgetaways010
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We enjoyed two tastings with some good sparkling wines. Bought a bottle of "Sex" just to have in the cellar - Why Not! Very worth the stop on your wine touring of the area. Don't miss it

Thank SXMCabanaBoy
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you've ever been to Mawby, you know there's always a party going on. There's Fizz and Sex and Detroit and many more names for their bubbly that we laugh and giggle about. The make a very good product and provide service and atmosphere that...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We go on an annual wine tasting tour each October. Mawby is by far our favorite stop. The staff is always friendly and create an extremely fun atmosphere. We are partial to Sparkling Wine ( Champagne ) so we love it because this is their...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Sparkling wines and cheese/crackers a must! sit outside and enjoy! grab a bottle of their Sex on the way out

Thank TCfallcolors
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Didn't end up staying to try any wines due to the foul odor inside. Just couldn't get past it, but this place was packed when we were there despite the smell.

Thank garyk880
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4 July 2015|
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Response from Larry M | Property representative |
We offer two complimentary pours and then you have an option of a paid tasting flight. Our paid tasting flight include two sparkling wines of your choice and a light food pairing. The price varies from $7 - $15 depending on... More