The Barrel Room


More than one hundred years ago, the State Hospital built two small buildings into the hill on Yellow Drive, directly behind the current day Left Foot Charley. These small buildings had one large purpose, to cellar the fruits and vegetables grown on campus so patients and staff could enjoy them year round.

aging fine wine

Over sixty years after the last fruits were taken from the root cellar, LFC began using one of these buildings for its original intention- aging and storing locally grown crops. Here, in this naturally climate-controlled building, we are aging our barreled wines for up to three years and offering one of a kind tasting experiences. 

Enjoy a unique wine experience

Visit our Barrel Room at 1400 Yellow Drive Traverse City, MI 49684 and sip our wine among the barrels.

The Barrel Room Experience

$35 PER PERSON; available by reservation
Club member discounts apply

Enjoy some of our most celebrated wines as you learn from one of our knowledgeable staff members the LFC story: how we source our fruit and produce our wine, the unique varietals grown in Northern Michigan, and the history of this special building. This guided tasting will include a Barrel Room Board: a curated selection of artisan cheeses and accoutrements to enhance the wines.

barrel Room Table Reservations

Wine by the glass or bottle, tasting experiences, small plates

Unwind in the garden of our Barrel Room or indoors among the barrels in this historic root cellar. Enjoy wine and cider by the glass or by the bottle. Take advantage of Member Monday – Wine Club and Wine Industry with a Barrel Room Board of curated charcuterie and cheese or other small plates.

Every Monday is Open Mic Night, featuring tunes from our host Rob Coonrod and other local musicians. All are welcome! Each Monday is also Member Monday, with LFC club members receiving a 25% discount on wine, cider, and small plates.


Monday 4pm - 9pm
Friday-Saturday 2pm - 8pm

The Barrel Room
1400 Yellow Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684

Tasting room Hours

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

The Tasting Room
806 Red Dr
Suite #100
Traverse City, MI 49684