"For this place, this Leelanau Peninsula, a high place early surrounded by the Lake of Michigan, was fine terroir. The ice-ground rock made good soil for grapes, deep & well drained, lying in ridges,exposing the vines properly to the sun. And the Lake of Michigan tempered the climate making a good growing season - ripening the grapes not too much, not too little, but just right for fine wine."
"Our goal has always been to produce the finest wines possible. We strive to make wines that express the unique soil and climate in which they grow, the personal attention they are given in vineyard and wine cellar, and the winegrower’s esthetic. Our wines are living things, raised with care, giving voice to our joie de vivre.We have produced estate grown and bottled Leelanau Peninsula wines since our first crush in the fall of 1978. Now we make entirely methode champenoise and cuve close method sparkling wines. Many wines are from our estate vineyards; however, we are producing wines from grapes purchased from other vineyards. Our current annual production is less than 8000 cases: this modest volume allows us the pleasure of winemaking in the style we enjoy - small lots made with minimal handling.All of our L. Mawby sparkling wines are made using the methode champenoise, and are aged in the bottle before disgorging, with many cuvees being given 3 or more years of tirage aging. Our M. Lawrence sparkling wines are produced in the cuve close method, are given less aging, and are less costly than the method champenoise sparkling wines."
" There comes a time in every woman's life
when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
~ Bette Davis
(from the movie Old Acquaintance)