Shady Lane Cellars

Located at the base of Leelanau Peninsula, just minutes from downtown Traverse City, the historic estate offers more than wine. We also offer an experience worth having, and we spend every single day working to ensure that yours is incredible from the instant you arrive. Shady Lane Cellars is a boutique estate winery and vineyard driven by a passion for what we do. We balance our commitment to sustainable agriculture with a passion for delivering a high standard of quality that drives our craft. It is our goal to produce wines that exhibit a profile of elegance and structure complimented by intensity of aroma and flavor.
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Wine List

  Name Description Type Style Price  
View Wine Blue Franc We planted this variety with the high hopes of producing a red with a lush, soft, big fruit profile and loaded with lots of spice. 2007 was our first vintage of this wine and our expectations for this variety were not only realized, they were greatly exceeded. I really have to sayI am very excited about having this wine as part of the Shady Lane Cellars offering. Concentrated fruit flavors of blueberry, mulberry and blackberry are there with a big mouthfeel, soft, lush tannins and a level of black pepper and cedar spice that make this wine a personal favorite. The unique power but softness of this wine makes this a versatile match at the table pairing with anything from grilled poultry with a fresh salsa to pasta to grilled or roasted beef and lamb. I especially like this with grilled lamb chops seasoned with Middle-Eastern spices! Red   $28.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Brut A classic blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in the Methode Champenoise sparkling wine. This wine is rich and full bodied while retaining an elegantly clean crisp finish. Sparkling   N/A Add To Cellar
View Wine Cabernet Franc Similar in style to the wines of Chinon in the Loire Valley this wine deep in color with blueberry, plum, currant, licorice and violet aromas. The flavors add a luxurious and plush mouthfeel and hints of vanilla, spice and cocoa. A sublime match for game meat or any long, slow roasted meat or stew. Red   $18.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Cabernet Franc/Merlot Rosé A blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot this dry Rose’ has beautiful strawberry, raspberry and peach fruit with a fine balance of richness a bright acidity. The perfect everyday Rose’. Pink   $13.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Chardonnay Medium-bodied and rich on the palate, this wine has lots of lemon, apple, pear, vanilla and spice aromas and flavors with a light oak finish. Aged for 11 months in French and American oak. This wine is great with roasted or grilled poultry and pork, richer fish such as salmon or tuna, and cream sauces. White   $15.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Coop de Blanc This is a fruity, sweet yet crisp version of one of our favorite grapes, Vignoles. Our house wine is great at barbecues, picnics or hanging out At home. White   $10.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Coop de Rosé We admit it. This is our wine for just sipping while at the beach, on a boat or when you’re swinging away in the hammock with a good book. Pink   $10.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Coop de Rouge Our house red. Every year our winemaker searches for components that will make the perfect everyday red wine and blends them to create a wine that is light-to medium-bodied with lots of fruit and a little oak, just what you need for your weekend enjoyment. Red   $10.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Franc ‘n’ Franc This is a brand new wine for us at Shady Lane Cellars. We experimented with blends for this wine for several years and have created something we feel is more than the sum of its parts. Exhibiting all the spice of our Blue Franc and the wonderful fruit and floral aspects of both the Blue Franc and Cabernet Franc, with the addition of the richness of Merlot, we are absolutely in love with this new creation. Raspberry, blueberry, mulberry, lavender, cocoa and spice, with beautiful richness and structure, we think this wine is all there… and more! It is big, dark and brooding. It’s Franc ‘n’ Franc, monstrously good, and yes, it’s alive! Red   $18.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Pinot Noir Wonderful cool climate Pinot, all at once lush, soft and aromatically intense. The tannin, mid-palate and finish suggest a wine with tremendous ageing potential yet it is eminently drinkable now. Aromas and flavors are black cherry, raspberry, pomegranete, a nice bit of cocoa, some cola and even a hint of orange peel followed by brown baking spices and smokiness in the finish. The structure and depth of this wine brings to mind Premier Cru Burgundy with its richness and complexities. This wine can’t miss with any dish where mushrooms are a focus and is a personal favorite paired with roast pork with a blackberry sauce. Expect this wine to age like an old friend for a minimum of 5 and up to 12 years. Red   $23.00 Add To Cellar
View Wine Semi-Dry Riesling Flavors of limes with a hint of honey and wildflowers. Fermented and aged in stainless steel this wine shows some sweetness and finishes clean and crisp.Pair with freshwater fish, shellfish, grilled pork with a fruit sauce or any spicy Asian dish. White   $13.00 Add To Cellar
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