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Mari Vineyards

Villa Mari founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn’t grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn’t be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others. Combined with a little creative grape growing and a lot of attention, today his dream has become a reality. Along with classic area grapes like Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Villa Mari Vineyards produces a wide variety of red wines unlike anything else produced in Michigan.

Our first vineyard was planted on Old Mission Peninsula over a hot and frantic weekend in 1999. With thousands of vines – including some of the more uncommon varieties mentioned above – waiting to be planted and either baking in the sun or soaking up too much water, things had to happen fast. Marty and family called in as much help as possible, but in the rush to get the vines planted mistakes were made. Roughly the first seven rows of the vineyard are made up of a random assortment of grape varieties, grabbed haphazardly from their soaking tanks and planted before we realized our mistake. To this day, we do not know exactly what vines are planted in these rows.

What seemed to be a disaster back in 1999 proved to be good fortune. 2006 marked the first official production of our flagship wine, named Row 7 in honor of the first seven mysterious rows in the vineyard and produced exclusively with grapes from that area. True to its origins, Row 7 was unlike anything else we had tried in Northern Michigan, with a flavor all its own.

Building on the success of our first vintage, Villa Mari now has over 20 acres of vineyards planted entirely on the Old Mission Peninsula, with more being added every year. Our wines are already available in Traverse City area stores and restaurants, and we have begun construction on a new tasting room near the base of the peninsula, which we anticipate will be completed in late Spring 2016. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about our truly unique and exciting Michigan wines!

Mari Vineyards
8175 Center Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
231-715-1013

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Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Mari Vineyards

A note for Saturday πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
We will be open from 11am-4pm on Saturday. We have no open reservations remaining for patio service, but our lawn will be open for first come / first serve!
Please remember, masks are REQUIRED when guests are not seating, no matter where you are on our property. 😷
Stay safe, stay open!
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A note for Saturday πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
We will be open from 11am-4pm on Saturday. We have no open reservations remaining for patio service, but our lawn will be open for first come / first serve! 
Please remember, masks are REQUIRED when guests are not seating, no matter where you are on our property. 😷
Stay safe, stay open!

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Hope that everyone has a great 4th of July weekend...+ that everyone is staying safe + healthy!

Happy 4th of July. All stay safe & have a great holidayπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Happy Fourth of July everyone please be safe out there

Have a wonderful 4th. Stay healthy!

Happy 4th of july. Stay safe.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Have a great Holliday guys stay safe

See you in two weeks!

Are you open Sunday?

Happy 4th of July !!! Enjoy and stay safe!!!!!

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Wednesday June 24th, 2020 - 3:38 pm

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We'd like to let everyone know that a guest with a positive COVID-19 case visited on June 18th. Please note that we have always and will continue with our very strict cleaning practices to ensure the safety of our staff and guests. We have consulted with the health department and are following all their guidelines for the situation. We remain open as per our operations listed on our website at www.marivineyards.com/reopening-information. If you have any questions about our sanitation procedures, please feel free to reach out to us. As always, while we welcome our visitors, please do not visit if you are sick or have had recent exposure to a known COVID-19 case, and know that we continue to strictly require guests and staff to follow all our procedures and guidelines while on site. Remember: Stay safe, Stay Open! ... See MoreSee Less

Wed like to let everyone know that a guest with a positive COVID-19 case visited on June 18th. Please note that we have always and will continue with our very strict cleaning practices to ensure the safety of our staff and guests. We have consulted with the health department and are following all their guidelines for the situation. We remain open as per our operations listed on our website at www.marivineyards.com/reopening-information. If you have any questions about our sanitation procedures, please feel free to reach out to us. As always, while we welcome our visitors, please do not visit if you are sick or have had recent exposure to a known COVID-19 case, and know that we continue to strictly require guests and staff to follow all our procedures and guidelines while on site. Remember: Stay safe, Stay Open!

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Thank you for being so diligent about masks, distancing, and keeping people outside. It literally might have saved someone’s life.

Thank you for updating your patrons and sharing the places where this person went.

Thank you for updating the public with dates and times!

What a partier this person was!

Thank you! We appreciate the update! Love your winery!

Thank u for the info! We were there the weekend before πŸ˜… Having specific dates & times is a huge help!!!

To the team and fellow acorns: stay safe!

Thank you for your updates. I was going to visit Mari on my birthday, but I think I'll hold off a while longer.

Thank you! Glad I was not there that day. I hope you all are ok.

Thank you so much for the info! To all stay safe!!!!

So grateful that the information is detailed enough to be helpful.

Be safe and hope everyone stays healthy.

Thanks for letting the public know.

So sorry...I know you have a great establishment, always clean.

Jenny LP. The days have all melted together, so I think you weren’t at any of these places until after Friday, but just in case!

Thank you for the update Stay safe

Thank you and great job !

Thank you for sharing and caring about your patrons.

Stay safe guys πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Well done on the advice.

Sounds like someone was on a multi-day pub crawl.

That person had a good time. πŸ˜€

Whoever it was has a hollow leg.

Thank you.

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Thursday June 18th, 2020 - 9:49 am

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Some of you may have noticed, but a very special day for Mari Vineyards came and went on June 16th... our 4 Year Anniversary! We've been so caught up in reopening to the public that it slid right under our noses.
Marty & Alex took the time to record a message for all of you out there who have been following along & supporting us the past 4 years. Take a look, and thank you again for your continued patronage! Here's to celebrating year 5 in style in 2021!
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Happy Anniversary! Mari was my very first vineyard visit ever, I’m afraid you set the bar incredibly high. Thank you for doing what you do. You all are fantastic and I do hope to make it up north again when life as we know it right now calms down. Until then, online ordering has kept me happyπŸ₯‚cheers to many great years!

Great job guys. It was so fun to be a part of this beautiful project. And happy anniversary

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY - I HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE TO VISIT SEVERAL TIMES LAST YR OVER THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Happy Anniversary! Wishing you much success in the coming years!

Congrats And Happy Anniversary! Miss you guys on tv and can’t wait for when the show returns also. Happy Summer!

Happy Anniversary! We've been there the last 3 yrs. Last year had a wonderful private tour. We bought a bottle of Row 7 to celebrate our 20th (last week) after sampling!πŸ·πŸ’ž Unfortunately our Anniversary ended on a SOUR note... Ended up in the basement for a tornado warning & the most tart & nasty Row 7😭 NOT anything like we tasted up there!! Hopefully it will be a better anniversary for you than ours! πŸ₯‚

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your reopening! It's obvious just by looking at pictures how much joy you all get sharing the fruits of your labor (pun intended) with folks who also get great joy from being at your enchanting vineyard. Take good care, have a great summer and stay healthy! πŸ’“

Congratulations on your Annie. We stopped by last year on our way to Mackinac Island. Beautiful place. Stunning views

Congratulations πŸ‘ hope we can visit again this summer so enjoyed last year 😊

Happy Anniversary! We were there a year ago, and loved it! Hope to see you again soon!

We were there on the 16th celebrating our 41st anniversary. Great wine, beautiful scenery and most gracious staff.

Yay!! Congratulations on your anniversary! Can’t wait to make a road trip up for wine and to see Oak Island again soon! ❀️🍷

Wow four years all ready! Wow that went fast, happy anniversary, hope to see you guys soon!

Thank you and hope to see you soon. Praying for no rain!

Happy anniversary from bethlehem Pennsylvania!!! Be safe, one day, I hope to make it to your winery.

Congratulations, from Texas !!! Miss you guys.πŸ‘

Congratulations! Coming to visit Michigan in August, I hope we can stop in.

Happy Anniversary. I will visit once this Covid19 is over. (The 2nd wave). And once the boarders open up again. Vancouver Canada.

Happy 4th. Continued success and you make some excellent wines that represent your region. 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ·

My wife and I will be there in Aug. Stay safe guys! See you in Aug!

Congratulations... too far to stop by so we will be toasting you with the last bottle of your delicious Chardonnay from our 4th shipment from you this year πŸ₯‚.

Happy anniversary!! One day I will make it there! And to Oak island too!!

Congrats and Best Wishes now and in the future!

Congratulations from Northern Ireland , be nice to get some your your tasty wine 🍷 here

Congratulations from PEI Canada. Love the name of your winery ❀

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Thursday June 18th, 2020 - 9:43 am

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