Left Foot Charley owns no palatial estate. Our energy is focused on fermenting, aging, and bottling wine. We searched for a unique space to create wine from the region’s most significant vineyards. After 11 years, we found this space – in the heart of Traverse City. The Village, formerly the Northern Michigan Asylum, is one of the most extensive historical restoration projects in America. See if you can find us.
The beautiful 63-acre campus is being painstakingly renovated by The Minervini Group. It was once home to 3000+ residents, most of whom worked, farmed, and walked freely amongst the beautiful architecture. Minervini’s vision is to revive the historic site into a thriving community of homes, artists, restaurants, retail, a bakery, coffee houses and roaster, and now a winery.
This location offers you a chance to taste the region’s best grape varieties from the best vineyard sites without leaving town. Visit us – check out our interpretation of the winery experience.
Directions: Follow US 31 to 11th Street. Head West on 11th. Go through one stop sign (stop first!) and take a left at the next stop sign. Follow this road around Building 50 (It’s huge, it’s beautiful, it’s very obvious) now take a right. Look for our black directional signs. Our parking lot will be on your left. If you make it to the stop sign at Red Drive, back up and park. Our Building is #53.
Call 231.995.0500 for more Info.