The Barrel Room Wine and Ciders

More than one hundred years ago, the State Hospital built this building, now known as the Barrel Room, to cellar the fruits and vegetables grown on campus so patients and staff could enjoy them year round. Over sixty years after the last fruits were taken from the root cellar, LFC began using it for its original intention- aging and storing locally grown crops. Thank you for coming to taste the fruits of our labor!

 

 

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Dry White Wines

2020 CRÉMANT
–28 BTL 10 GL –
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL

Crémant is a designation used for sparkling wines not made in Champagne. They can be made anywhere and often reflect blends of local significance. This style produces a fruit-forward sparkling wine similar to Prosecco.

2018 PINOT GRIS ◊

TALE FEATHERS VINEYARD
– 28 BTL  9 GL 
CLUB 63- 22.4 BTL

This small bottling came from a selection of the 2.5 acre Tale Feathers Vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula. We chose to ferment and age the wine in two very old French oak puncheons.

2019 SKIN FERMENTED PINOT GRIS ◊

 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL 

We fermented the lot with the skins as we would a red wine fermentation. Then, instead of pressing after a week or two, we let the wine age with the skins for 8 months in stainless steel, then neutral oak puncheons for 10 weeks. The oxygen that inevitably creeps in further tints this and we end up with a beautiful orange-colored wine.

2018 Chardonnay ◊

Eden Hill Vines
28 BTL  9 GL
Club 63 – 22.4 BTL 

The wine was fermented and aged in all second use French oak so there is a definite barrel contribution, but the fruit stands up to match. It has all the elegance and weight of a fine Chardonnay.

2018 PINOT BLANC ◊

ISLAND VIEW VINEYARD
JEFFERSON CUP INVITATIONAL silver MEDAL 
–28 BTL 10 GL –
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL 

The Island View Vineyard is Michigan’s oldest Pinot Blanc planting dating back to 1995. There are 1100 plants farmed under the watchful eye and expert hands of Werner Kuehnis.  

2020 KERNER

– 25 BTL  8 GL –
Club 63 – 20 BTL 

This is an extremely rare grape variety. The finished wine is dry and balanced with an intriguing floral aroma. 

Reds and Rosé

2020 DRY ROSÉ

– 20 BTL  8 GL
Club 63 – 16 BTL

Dry but fruity, this rosé has been made with 100% Blaufränkisch grapes grown in northern Michigan.

2018 Blaufränkisch Reserve 

– 45 BTL 15 GL –
CLUB 63 – 36 BTL 

This is a blend from our oldest and newest Blaufränkisch vineyards. The combination of black pepper, earth, and brambleberry flavor will evolve over the next several years.

2019 Gamay 

– 32 BTL 10 GL –
CLUB 63 – 25.6 BTL 

Our Gamay comes from a young Leelanau Peninsula vineyard. This wine shows elegance and structure with great aging potential.

Sweeter Whites

2019 IV Sparkling Pinot Blanc

Island View Vineyard
– 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL

Left Foot Charley’s take on Prosecco, this wine is a lightly carbonated, delicately balanced sparkling wine for all occasions from Island View Vineyard on Old Mission Peninsula.

2017 SEVENTH HILL FARM RIESLING ◊

JEFFERSON CUP winner
– 25 BTL  9 GL 
CLUB 63 – 20 BTL 

This vineyard has an esteemed reputation and back-to-back Jefferson Cups. This prestigious award is earned by the top wines at the invitation-only competition.

2019 LE CABAN RIESLING

– 20 BTL  GL 
CLUB 63 – 16 BTL

We find this Riesling to be a melodic poem of delicate sweetness wrapped around an electric core of acid.

2019 LATE HARVEST RIESLING

– 28 BTL  10 GL 
CLUB 63 – 22.4 BTL

A late harvest Riesling made from one of our most renowned vineyards.

Hard Ciders

ENGLE’S RANSOM

– 8 btl  – 

Our first venture in cider made from Michigan grown European heritage apples, Engle’s Ransom has powerful aromatics and a longer mid-palate and finish.

OTTERSON APPLE

–12 BTL –

Otterson is the name of a red-fleshed apple variety. We pressed these apples to create a small batch of dry rosé cider.

FORTIS MAELUM

–18 BTL  /  5OZ GL 
CLUB – 14.4 BTL 

The apples pressed for this dry British style cider are grown as part of an experimental block on the Engle Ridge Farm that was planted as part of our quest for true cider apples that will thrive in northern Michigan.

Hors d'oeuvres

Burrata

– 19 –

Housemade Mozzarella Burrata on a Bed of Tomato Vin with Freshly Baked Focaccia Bread by Trattoria Stella

BUBBIE’S BAGEL CHIPS AND SHMEARS

– 18 –

Three seasonal cream cheese spreads, pickled onions, and Bubbie’s famous crisps

Whitefish Pate

– 10 –

Local Whitefish Pate & Rosemary Flatbread Crackers

Trail Mix

–5 –

Village TRAILS Mix by Trattoria Stella

Shortbread Cookies

–5 

Rosemary Butter Shortbread Cookies from Cuppa Joe

Left Foot Charley

Wine Club

For access to exclusive prices on bottles, glass pours, merchandise, events, and more join one of our Left Foot Charley Wine Clubs.

Tasting Room Hours

Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Monday 12pm - 7pm
Wednesday-Saturday 12pm - 7pm

 BARREL ROOM HOURS

Sunday 11am-3pm
Monday 3pm-7pm
Tuesday 12pm-5pm

Friday 1pm-7pm
Saturday 1pm-7pm

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806 Red Dr
Suite #100
Traverse City, MI 49684

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1400 Yellow Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684