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Alex Lagina
June 24, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Here Comes the Sun – A Summer Solstice Sunrise

Just as thousands gathered to witness the summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge, a small group of friends and family came together to watch the sunrise at Mari Vineyards. As the sun rose slowly from the horizon, the chatter from the echoing caves fell to silence and the sun rose for the first summer solstice at Mari Vineyards.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Alex Lagina
June 17, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Grand Opening Saturday!

We’ve been a little short on details so here is everything to bring you up to speed on the Grand Opening event at Mari Vineyards on June 18th, 2016.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 17, 2016 at 9:21 AM
Alex Lagina
June 9, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Trattoria Stella Annual Wine Dinner

This year we are excited to present "A Decade on Old Mission Peninsula" told by proprietor & sommelier Amanda Danielson, OMP winemakers, viticulturists and writers through the lens of twelve carefully selected wines from ten different vintages, 2005-2015.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 9, 2016 at 9:31 AM
Alex Lagina
June 6, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Mari Vineyards Grand Opening Announcement

Mark your calendars and come celebrate the grand opening of Mari Vineyards on June 18th, 2016. We will be providing live music, tastings and free tours in our stunning new winery on Old Mission Peninsula. There are also rumors that a few bottles of our limited reserve wines which date back to 2005 will be opened up for this event.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 6, 2016 at 2:32 PM
Alex Lagina
June 4, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Time-lapse Video of the Winery Construction

It was a hill, then a hole, then a hill, then a winery. Starting in August 2014, this time-lapse construction video of Mari Vineyards takes you from its humble origin as a hill and an idea to the winery you know it as today.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 4, 2016 at 3:51 PM
Alex Lagina
May 23, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Sezession - Our First Sparkling Wine Has Arrived

Sparkling wine just in time. “Sezession” is our first sparkling wine, complementing our growing list of red wines at Mari Vineyards. Made from Gruner Veltliner grapes and aged on the lees for 10 months, this understated wine is a refreshing twist on just about all of the traditional hallmarks of sparkling wine.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 23, 2016 at 8:58 AM
Alex Lagina
May 7, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Time-lapse of the Wine Caves Construction

From the beginning phases of planning for Mari Vineyards, Marty Lagina’s goal was to make the winery energy efficient and reduce its carbon footprint. While there have been numerous additions to make this possible, one of the most ambitious has been the wine caves.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 7, 2016 at 9:07 AM
Alex Lagina
April 26, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Getting Closer...

Our team has been hard at work preparing the winery for our June 2016 opening on Old Mission Peninsula. We plan on announcing a firm opening date soon which will include information on our tasting room hours and tour information. While we put the finishing touches on the winery, here are a few more photos for your viewing pleasure.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM
Alex Lagina
April 15, 2016 | Alex Lagina

Villa Mari Vineyards is now Mari Vineyards

At Mari Vineyards, we were looking for a simpler way to represent our passion for winemaking with a shorter name and a new logo. That is why we have officially rebranded as Mari Vineyards to coincide with the upcoming grand opening of the winery in June 2016.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 15, 2016 at 10:43 AM
Alex Lagina
September 6, 2015 | Alex Lagina

Mari Vineyards Best in Class Dry Red

Mari Vineyards is pleased to announce that the Praefectus 2012 has won the Best of Class Dry Red wine at the Michigan Wine Competition.  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM