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Left Foot Charley Winery

806 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-995-0500
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Very eclectic wine and cider...great location

Left Foot Charley Winery is tucked back in the former Traverse City State Hospital. First, it is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David M
Such a great place to stop!

We love stopping here when we arrive in T.C. The Commons in general is fun because it is off of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristi F
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Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate model, LFC is a collection of grape and apple growers located throughout Northern Michigan dedicated to growing fruit for our wine and cider. Located in the urban setting of the former Traverse City State Hospital campus known as The Village, LFC creates an array of balanced white wine, red wine, and hard cider. Every bottle tells the story of the farm, the vintage and the winemaker's dream of sharing it all with you.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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806 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684-4722
+1 231-995-0500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Left Foot Charley Winery is tucked back in the former Traverse City State Hospital. First, it is great to see what became of the magnificent old hospital - rather than it just being torn down. Charley presents an array of solid blend wines and ciders....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love stopping here when we arrive in T.C. The Commons in general is fun because it is off of the beaten path. The wines and ciders are delicious. You must try the the Cinnamon Girl!!

Thank Kristi F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of our party did a wine tasting, and two of us selected ciders. Both the Cinnamon Girl and the Cunning Ham were excellent.

Thank Jezebel6368
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our historical tour at Village at Grand Traverse, we walked across the street to taste some wine. The wine was good and the staff was enjoyable to be around. The staff obviously enjoyed working there and helped sell the wine.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambiance was very nice and the service personnel also quite friendly. We decided to try a flight to get a feel for the wines but frankly we could not find a wine which tasted good enough to purchase a full glass.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The Laporte Charlie winery is a modern open wine and cider tasting venues that offers live music open mic nights on Monday night. The open mic night Richard local musicians including young folks playing guitar and singing. The waitstaff was most helpful the wines and...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The location is nice... the first winery on your way into Traverse City. Wine is good. Signs for flights of wine were deceiving. Ok. That's it.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A friend and I went here for a drink before an event at Kirkbride Hall. We didn't realize it was happy hour pricing - wow! I had two glasses of Murmur (my new favorite wine - a blend of pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot blanc)...More

Thank Beenatna
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We went here after a dinner at Stella's. The bartender was super friendly and the cider beer I tried were all great. My favorite was Classic Hard Cider and Cinnamon Girl. To remember our time here we bought a poster!

Thank Hitomi T
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Left Food Charley is my go-to spot for amazing hard cider! The cinnamon girl cider they make can be found throughout Traverse City and has recently started showing up in stores around metro-Detroit. If I could only pick one type of alcoholic beverage to drink...More

Thank KelseyOrczykowski
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Do you serve dinner or just wine and cheese parings ?
24 May 2017|
Response from ZippyZZZ |
While there's food, this is more like a brew pub than a restaurant. Limited menu but a very helpful staff who will point you in the right direction for pairing ciders with what they have in their menu.
I will be traveling with three small children (1-7) is it ok to bring them in?
9 June 2016|
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Response from LeftFootCharley | Property representative |
Yes! Everyone is welcome.