Left Foot Charley in the News


10.6.22 Wine Enthusiast Drops Covering Emerging Wine Regions Washington Post

10.1.22 Crushing It: How Collaboration Drives Left Foot Charley… and Northern Michigan’s Entire Wine Industry Northern Express

12.3.21 6 Michigan wines recognized with national award – The Detroit News

10.11.21  Northern Michigan winery to host wine-tasting river cruise trip in FranceMLive

10.5.21 Left Foot Charley The Root And Rise of Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich – Northern Express

9.24.21 Napa wines needn’t be the benchmark. Let’s appreciate what other regions do well, too.- Washington Post

2.23.21 ‘Red to the core’: A researcher’s quest to get red-fleshed apples to grow in Michigan- Lansing State Journal

2.20.21 For Michigan Wines, 2020 could be a year to savor- The Detroit News

1.29.21 Left Foot Charley Turns Up The Heat on Outdoor Dining-9&10 News

11.24.20 Michigan Winemakers Are Making High-Quality Wines With Locally Grown Vinifera Grapes – VinePair

10.24.20 17 Rieslings That Show Off Everything the Grape Can Do – Food & Wine

8.4.20 Left Foot Charley Opens New Socially Distant Tasting Room – 9&10 News

9.11.19 Tastemaker: Bryan Ulbrich,Left Foot Charley- The Cork Report 

9.6.19 Fall harvest is the best time to visit wine country. Here are 4 places to get you started.- The Washington Post

7.24.19 Michigan wines make their mark in national publication – The Detroit Free Press

6.3.19 Village Barrel Room Honors Past, Present – Traverse City Business News

8.31.18 Washington Post Review- The Washington Post

4.4.18 Left Foot Charley- A Pretty Great Place in Traverse City- Traverse City Tourism

1.15.18 Rieslings to help you decide whether you like them sweeter or drier- The Washington Post

11.30.17 Can Midwestern Wines Compete with California’s? – The Wall Street Journal (subscription needed to view)

11.16.17 These five wines will see you through the holidays- The Washington Post

10.10.17 Left Foot Charley Receives top rank in Food and Wine Article-

11.19.15 10 American Wines to Be Thankful For –Wine Enthusiast

11.14.14 Left Foot Charley’s Missing Spire Riesling is recommended by Travel & Leisure Magazine editors as a must try for the Michigan Wine Region. – Travel & Leisure Magazine

9.14.14 Apples to apples: Michigan’s Cider Coast – Splash Magazine

9.4.14 Bryan Ulbrich: Putting his left foot forward – Chris Kassel

01.06.14 Twenty Winter Wines for under $20 – New York Times

12.4.13 Left Foot Charley Wins Second Straight Jefferson Cup Award – eatdrinkTC

11.22.13 Wall Street Journal ranks Left Foot Charley Dry Riesling as a Top Ten Patriotic Pour for the Thanksgiving Table. – Wall Street Journal

7.27.13 Into Wine ranks Bryan and one of the “Top 100 Influential U.S. Wine Makers” – IntoWine

7.1.13 Detroit Free Press Lists Left Foot Charley as a stop when you “eat and drink your way through Traverse City” – Detroit Free Press

6.20.13 Cooking Light nods to Left Foot Charley and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons – Cooking Light

5.23.13 Winemaker Bryan Ulbrich with the TC Wine and Art Festival Tour – Upnorth Live TC 7&4 

4.8.13 Open Mic Night puts a musical foot forward at Left Foot Charley – Northern Express

1.13 Left Foot Charley from ground to Glass – Edible Grand Traverse

11.29.12 Left Foot Charley Wins Jefferson Cup – Promote Michigan

7.12.12 Exploring what Left Foot Charley has to offer – Awesome Mitten


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