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Mari Vineyards

Mari VineyardsVilla 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
231-715-1013

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Mari Vineyards On Facebook

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Saturday November 18th, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Mari Vineyards

Could it be? The shirt? The same shirt that you've been looking for?

On sale now! Visit the tasting room or our website to order!
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Could it be? The shirt? The same shirt that youve been looking for? 

On sale now! Visit the tasting room or our website to order!

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Is this the fabled shirt worn by Marty in The Curse? Or is it a new shirt, another clue? Perhaps even a shirt that links the past to the present.

I don't see it on your website...only caps are shown.

Well, it's been seen on TV by millions πŸ™‚ Not finding on the website - could you link please...

Love what you did there!

Marty sure looks good in it on the show!!!

Lol Chauncey 😍 we need to add a trip to this Vineyard to our bucket list

Is this available in a women's version? #INeedANewBowlingShirt 🎳

What are your hours for next weekend?

It could be!!!

Can't wait to come visit again

Omg hilarious

Sean Moir 😱

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Friday November 17th, 2017 - 11:19 am

Mari Vineyards

Blake will be playing in the tasting room from 4-6pm today! Stop by to enjoy her music and some fantastic wine.

Music at Mari: Blake ElliottNov 17, 4:00pmMari VineyardsBlake Elliott is one of Traverse City's music gems. She is well known for her one-of-a-kind sound and soulful music. She will be playing at Mari Vineyards' tasting room from 4-6pm, where we will be offering glasses of wine as smooth as her sound!
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Music at Mari: Blake Elliott

Thursday November 16th, 2017 - 12:54 pm

Mari Vineyards

Blake Elliott is one of Traverse City's music gems. She is well known for her one-of-a-kind sound and soulful music. She will be playing at Mari Vineyards' tasting room from 4-6pm, where we will be offering glasses of wine as smooth as her sound!

Music at Mari: Blake ElliottNov 17, 4:00pmMari VineyardsBlake Elliott is one of Traverse City's music gems. She is well known for her one-of-a-kind sound and soulful music. She will be playing at Mari Vineyards' tasting room from 4-6pm, where we will be offering glasses of wine as smooth as her sound!
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Music at Mari: Blake Elliott

Tuesday November 14th, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Mari Vineyards

Are you still looking for a place to host your holiday festivities? Give us a call today to ask about booking holiday parties in one of our many event spaces! ... See MoreSee Less

Are you still looking for a place to host your holiday festivities? Give us a call today to ask about booking holiday parties in one of our many event spaces!

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Send a message to oak island Please. Pirates didn't always carry gold and silver. They also carried gems . Go threw your spoils again.wirhout a metal detector. That's my opinion. Please share

Great place and wine 🍷

Awesome place!

Annie Hautala

Kyle Beaver

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