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The Jacobson family founded Leelanau Cellars in 1974 in one of its Leelanau County cherry orchards, believing Northern Michigan would be a great place to grow wine grapes and produce wine. At the time, nobody knew if that faith would be fulfilled. +40 years later, the winery is still family owned and operated, the region boasts over 30 wineries, and that belief has been confirmed. Over the years, the tasting room has grown into a popular area attraction, now greeting over 40,000 visitors annually on the shores of the Grand Traverse Bay. Distributing 200,000 cases annually, the Leelanau Cellars brand is easily recognizable in retail wine stores and restaurants throughout the state of Michigan and the surrounding Great Lakes region.

so many wines… see some of our team favorites

Bob Jacobson

President

 

2016 Pinot Grigio

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Kath Zatorski

Business Manager

 

Tall Ship Red

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David Hill

Wine Maker

 

2016 Baco Noir

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Darrell Shibley

General Manager

 

Witches Brew

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Marcel Lenz

Vineyard Manager

 

2016 Meritage

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Gabe Marzonie

Marketing Director

 

2016 Dry Riesling

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Kimberly Bilinski

Marketing Coordinator

 

2016 Semi-Dry Riesling

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Cory Fisher

Assistant Cellar Hand

 

2016 Merlot

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Lisa Craker

Tasting Room Associate

 

2016 Chardonnay

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Joey Mittemiller

Lead Cellar Hand

 

Tall Ship Bubbly Moscato

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Dave Bison

Operations Coordinator

 

2017 Gew├╝rztraminer

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Jeremy Bradford

Tasting Room Manager

 

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

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Jason Buckler

Production Services Manager

 

2013 Grand Reserve Chardonnay

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Mark Frank

Tasting Room Associate

 

2016 Pinot Noir

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Tony Courson

Production Services Coordinator

 

2016 Cabernet Franc

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Jackson

Head of Security

 

Water, duh

LEELANAU CELLARS IN 2019

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