Shady Lane Cellars
In March of 2013 Richard Fortune became the proud new owner of Shady Lane Cellars. Rich is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and he and his family have been visiting Leelanau County for over 50 years. Several years ago Rich built a home in the county and in 2012 planted his own vineyard named Hennessey Harbor Vineyards on a prime site on the west side of Lake Leelanau. It was at that time he developed an interest in Shady Lane Cellars and he and the original owner and founder of Shady Lane Cellars began a conversation regarding conveying the vision for the future of our award winning vineyard and winery to Rich. We are all incredibly excited about the future of Shady Lane Cellars under the focus and guidance of Rich and have wonderful expectations for what was already a gem of Leelanau County and our wine industry.