Larry Mawby founded MAWBY Vineyards in 1973 with a parcel of land and a personal promise to make the best wines he could while respecting mother earth. Over the years his passion for sparkling wine developed with the realization that such styles are best suited for our climate and growing region. Larry committed to making sparkling wines exclusively in the mid 90’s. The Laing Family entered a partnership with Larry Mawby in 2009. Brothers Michael and Peter Laing, who combined have over 20 years of experience at MAWBY, currently head up the team with support from Stu and Sharon Laing and Larry Mawby. Our focus remains the same as when Larry founded the company; we wish to create the finest sparkling wines while respecting the land.
MAWBY is a sparkling wine experience with vineyards and a tasting room located in the rolling coastal hills of Leelanau County adjacent to Lake Michigan. MAWBYness is also a feeling of being, an everyday celebration, a toast to life. All MAWBY sparkling wines and ciders are produced by fermenting twice to exacting standards. The second fermentation in a closed vessel produces a natural effervescence, our wines are not carbonated. MAWBY produces a range of sparkling wines with tastes to suit most any palate, each uniquely approachable, each with their own personality and purpose.