The Vineyard

Our Vineyard Philosophy and Values

Shady Lane Cellars is dedicated to offering you the best that Leelanau Peninsula can offer, which is why we’re fully committed to producing the highest quality fruit with the lowest impact on our environment.

As a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verified vineyard, Shady Lane Cellars endeavors to take great care of the land by practicing responsible farming techniques. By adhering to the program guidelines and our own environmentally-sound ideals, we are helping to protect the Great Lakes and our natural resources.


Our historic vineyard and surrounding grounds operate with a profound respect for the seasonal shifts in the natural environment and work within those variations to foster a symbiotic relationship with the land.

We commit every resource available to nurture our vineyard and guide the vines to produce fruit with the necessary components to craft world-class wines.

By combining new products, the latest technology, and traditionally proven farming techniques, we can reduce or eliminate the use of potentially harmful practices while increasing the efficacy of existing practices through proper timing and use.

The Shady Lane Cellars philosophy requires dedication and respect for the land. In turn, this devotion yields premium quality fruit as well as the assurance that Shady Lane Cellars is a responsible steward of the land.

Our ultimate goal is to be the best winegrowers possible in every respect; respect for the wine, respect for our farm, respect for our employees, and respect for our environment locally and beyond.

The reward is a pure expression of Leelanau Peninsula in every bottle.


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