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Our Wine Story

   We, owners Melanie and Lauren, grew up in the small town of Coloma, Michigan in the heart of the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. Our grandmother sparked our interest and taste for wine at a young age when she fed us small sips of her homemade Niagara and Concord wines made from the grapes grown on the family farm. As we grew older, we became avid wine drinkers and aficionados while working together in the Michigan wine industry and opened Lazy Ballerina Winery in 2015.

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The Origin of our Name

No, we weren’t dancers (but give us enough wine and you may see us try)!  “Lazy Ballerina” is a term used in viticulture.  It refers to a type of trellis system that a wine grapevine is grown on.  We decided to make the name our own and create a fun, slightly quirky wine brand to appeal to women, dancers (or those that try) and all Michigan wine lovers alike!

Our Wine Tasting Room

Our boutique style tasting room is located in the heart of downtown St. Joseph, Michigan just steps from Silver Beach, Lake Michigan and lots of other restaurants, shops and attractions! We sell all of our wine and hard cider by the glass to enjoy inside or to go in our downtown social district. We'd love to host you for a tasting experience or during one of our many hosted events! Watch the video for a virtual tour of our tasting room.



We've created a few different tasting experiences to enhance your experience —and keep you coming back! Choose from traditional wine tasting, wine flights and our Wine & Chocolate flights.



We want to accommodate your group whether you're gathering to catch up or celebrate. If there are 8 or more of you visiting, review our group tasting information. 


Private Rental

We would love to host your next party, dinner or special event!  Our tasting room is located in the heart of St. Joseph near Lake Michigan and can accommodate up to 70 people after hours!

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