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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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Friday October 19th, 2018 - 10:00 am

Mari Vineyards

The band is all back together again! We brought the new Late Harvest Riesling into the tasting room to be reunited with its compatriots, our Dry Riesling and Scriptorium Riesling. Come grab all three this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

The band is all back together again! We brought the new Late Harvest Riesling into the tasting room to be reunited with its compatriots, our Dry Riesling and Scriptorium Riesling. Come grab all three this weekend!

 

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I live in Nevada do you ship to there

Waiting for you to be able to ship to Florida!!

Love the late harvest! My favorite!

Brian Lescavage let's go north soon I feel like I'm short a few bottles

Agreed

Amanda Marie DeShano πŸ˜‹

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Wednesday October 10th, 2018 - 9:33 am

Mari Vineyards

Okay, but seriously... for those asking, yes, the weather has made harvest just a touch crazy!
If you're waiting to visit when fall colors hit, the time is nigh!Dang Michigan weather, you crazy
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Okay, but seriously... for those asking, yes, the weather has made harvest just a touch crazy!
If youre waiting to visit when fall colors hit, the time is nigh!

 

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Are you saying this isn't a good time for the lake...

I thought this kind of weather only happened in Indiana. Hoosiers always tell people if you don’t like the weather stick around it will change soon. Now that my husband is retired he doesn’t want to stick around long but I make him until January when we head south. I like to see some snow. And yes he thinks I am crazy too. πŸ˜‚

It isn't Michigan if you don't use your car's window defroster and air conditioning the same day. πŸ˜‰

Ohio weather is crazy, too. Was 92 degrees on Oct 7th.

That is Michigan in a nutshell. Lol.

New Jersey is the same way. πŸ˜„

Massachusetts!!

This is typical CO weather πŸŒžβ›„

Awww, fall in Indiana!

Same here, 80s today...

Texas this week

Sounds like home.

Jocelyne Tuszynney Madeline Selby

Gina Torresso!

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Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 - 11:14 am

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We are down to the last 15 cases of our 2017 Malvasia Bianca! Be sure to stop in soon to grab a bottle of this beautiful wine before it sells out. ... See MoreSee Less

We are down to the last 15 cases of our 2017 Malvasia Bianca! Be sure to stop in soon to grab a bottle of this beautiful wine before it sells out.
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Mari Vineyards – Photos via Instagram

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