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L Mawby Vineyards

L Mawby Vineyards

L Mawby Vineyards
4519 S Elm Valley Road
Suttons Bay, Michigan
USA 49682
Phone: (231) 271-3522

Contact: Lawrence Mawby
Email: info@lmawby.com

We have been producing wines here since 1978, and have been making sparkling wines using the champagne method since 1984.

Since 1998, we have added space to our winery and purchased new equipment to permit us to specialize in the production of methode champenoise sparkling wines. Today we use a Bucher tank press to whole - cluster press our grapes [all of which are hand picked]. Our riddling is done by a gyropalette, a computer controlled device manufactured in Champagne. Disgorging, dosaging, corking, wirehooding and bottle washing machines all come from suppliers around Epernay in Champagne. Because this equipment is designed to use standard champagne bottles, we import our bottles from Rheims.

In 2004 we began producing sparkling wines in the cuve close (tank fermented) method, marketed under the brand name, M. Lawrence. This has allowed us to increase production to meet demand, and produce additional styles that are best done with less aging.

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