Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery

Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery

Address: 
Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery
8580 East Horn Road
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone Number: 
231-271-1188

Northern Michigan has offered the best of a vacation end point for three generations of Grossnickles. The Traverse City area provides the midwest with perhaps the best in hiking, swimming, boating, golfing, and a just plain relaxing atmosphere for all ages. And hence, was visited almost every year since the sixties.

The vineyard

After leaving the U.S. Navy and establishing an ophthalmology practice in Indiana, we as a family re-acquainted ourselves with the area and bought a lake front property on Little Traverse Lake in Leelanau County in 1983. At the time, there were only a few wineries in the area and, since that time, we have seen the industry flourish and gain respect across the country. As the cherry capitol of the U.S. and its unique peninsular micro-climate, Leelanau County truly is capable of growing vinifera grapes just as much as another area along the 45th parallel 4500 miles to the east, Bordeaux, France.