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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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Wednesday August 21st, 2019 - 11:24 am

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We are so proud to be a part of a Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail!At the first annual Rosé Between The Bays, the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail raised funds for the Cowell Family Cancer Center and is happy to present a donation to the center in support of the work they do for our community. More about the donation and next year's event at www.ompwinetrail.com/omp-wine-trail-donates-to-cowell-family-cancer-center/ ... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud to be a part of a Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail!

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Saturday August 3rd, 2019 - 11:24 am

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Mari Vineyards – Photos via Instagram

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Instagram post 2071270170768630569_44000251 ICYMI: The Glen Ellen Pope Band at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade... #mackinacisland #mackinac

ICYMI: The Glen Ellen Pope Band at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade... #mackinacisland #mackinac ...

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Instagram post 2068002046000063994_44000251 The Scottville Clown Band at the 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade. #lilacfestival #mackinac #mackinacisland

The Scottville Clown Band at the 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade. #lilacfestival #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2067819357091610168_44000251 There’s always yachts and yachts of fun at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Especially on the Pink Pony float. #mackinac #mackinacisland

There’s always yachts and yachts of fun at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. Especially on the Pink Pony float. #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2067816458567348847_44000251 Flower power hippies celebrate 50 years of sweetness on the float for Joann's Fudge at the 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade. #lilacfestival #joannsfudge #mackinac #mackinacisland

Flower power hippies celebrate 50 years of sweetness on the float for Joann's Fudge at the 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade. #lilacfestival #joannsfudge #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2065532253190265582_44000251 It's always a treat to see the historic Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast, perched on a sunny slope above Market Street  on Mackinac Island - a great place to stay  and wake to the clip-clop of horse carriages headed on their way in and  out of downtown. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #mackinac #mackinacisland

It's always a treat to see the historic Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast, perched on a sunny slope above Market Street on Mackinac Island - a great place to stay and wake to the clip-clop of horse carriages headed on their way in and out of downtown. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2065445585439581958_44000251 ‪More and more lilacs now blooming on Mackinac Island. It should be a colorful and fragrant final weekend for the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. And the peak time for seeing the lilacs in bloom should continue through next week. ‬#lilacfestival #mackinac #mackinacisland

‪More and more lilacs now blooming on Mackinac Island. It should be a colorful and fragrant final weekend for the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. And the peak time for seeing the lilacs in bloom should continue through next week. ‬#lilacfestival #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2065069415218004767_44000251 The front porch garden at The Cottage Inn of Mackinac looking lovely in the late afternoon sun. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #mackinac #mackinacisland

The front porch garden at The Cottage Inn of Mackinac looking lovely in the late afternoon sun. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2064995188343046737_44000251 The lilacs are starting to bloom at the Metivier Inn on Market Street on Mackinac Island. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #metivierinn #mackinac #mackinacisland

The lilacs are starting to bloom at the Metivier Inn on Market Street on Mackinac Island. (Photo taken June 11, 2019) #metivierinn #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Instagram post 2064346490390075641_44000251 ‪It’s officially summer on the Pink Pony patio on Mackinac Island. ‬#pinkponymi #mackinac #mackinacisland

‪It’s officially summer on the Pink Pony patio on Mackinac Island. ‬#pinkponymi #mackinac #mackinacisland ...

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Winery walks. Today’s feature, very particular cloud cover. • • • #winery #wineryworker #wineryjob #northernmichigan #michiganwinery #marivineyards #miwine ...

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Beautiful day for a little wine with my fav 🍷 . . . #wine #winetasting #oldmissionpeninsula #wineriesofoldmissionpeninsula #oldmissionwineries #marivineyards #traversecity #summer #sunshine #winelover #winery #youshouldgohere #nomi #womp #upnorth #northernmichigan #northernmi #michigan #tc ...

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Instagram post 18084133321011015 Can't wait until the Downtown Monroe Wine Crawl on Friday!! We'll be featuring wine from marivineyards and appetizers from harborinnandale
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Can't wait until the Downtown Monroe Wine Crawl on Friday!! We'll be featuring wine from marivineyards and appetizers from harborinnandale #DowntownMonroeMi #marivineyards #troglodyte #monroephotographer #winetasting ...

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Instagram post 18080976493007979 Did you know wine is produced in all 50 states? Just in time for your Fourth of July celebration, I’ve got fantastic wine recommendations from five US emerging wine regions you should be drinking now. 
2016 Mari Vineyards The Adventurous Simplicissimus Brut Sparkling Riesling: lively bubbles illuminate lemon-driven aromas mingled with white flowers and citrus; lush mousse feels voluptuous on the palate, a fun and dangerously gulpable summer quencher that can also be a serious food wine.

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Did you know wine is produced in all 50 states? Just in time for your Fourth of July celebration, I’ve got fantastic wine recommendations from five US emerging wine regions you should be drinking now. 2016 Mari Vineyards The Adventurous Simplicissimus Brut Sparkling Riesling: lively bubbles illuminate lemon-driven aromas mingled with white flowers and citrus; lush mousse feels voluptuous on the palate, a fun and dangerously gulpable summer quencher that can also be a serious food wine. Read more in my latest Forbes article. Link in bio➡️➡️ #Independenceday #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #winelife #winecelebration #winetasting #forbeslife #michiganwine #michiganwineries #michiganwinetrail #madeinamerica #drinkmichigan #fireworks #celebratewithwine #bubbletime #sparklingwine #marivineyards ...

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