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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
Alex Lagina
June 9, 2015 | Alex Lagina

Try our Wine at the Traverse City Wine and Art Festival

Join us for the 7th annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons in Traverse City on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm to celebrate regional wine, food and culture of northern Michigan.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 9, 2015 at 9:41 AM
Alex Lagina
September 17, 2014 | Alex Lagina

Villa Mari Construction Update #1!

It’s now mid-September, and we’re excited to announce that construction of Villa Mari’s new winery and tasting room is well underway!
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Time Posted: Sep 17, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Alex Lagina
July 28, 2014 | Alex Lagina

Welcome to the New Villa Mari Vineyards Website

We would like to welcome you to our new website and let you know who we are and what you can expect from Villa Mari Vineyards. First, to give you a little history, we began our journey into winegrowing during the summer of 1999 by planting our first vineyard. With the strong support of local wineries and the community, we have been able to grow over 20 acres of vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula and have started construction of our new winery.
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Time Posted: Jul 28, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Alex Lagina
July 28, 2014 | Alex Lagina

The Curse of Oak Island

When Marty and Alex Lagina are not spending all of their time working on the wines for Villa Mari Vineyards, they are busy searching for lost treasure. In 2013, they spent a good portion of the summer on Oak Island, which is a small island off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia in Canada.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM