Our Story

About Us

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. Less than two years later, in June of 2017, we opened our second tasting room in nearby Bridgman, Michigan.

About Us

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. Less than two years later, in June of 2017, we opened our second tasting room in nearby Bridgman, Michigan.

Owners Lauren and Melanie. The Lazy Ballerina Winery is the only women owned and operated winery in Southwest Michigan. We thank you for your business!

 

About Our Winery & Tasting Room

Our winery, located in downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan features a unique setting for wine tasting, food and special events. We designed our tasting room as a café style setting which includes an array of comfortable seating for our guests to enjoy our small batch boutique wines.

Our wine tasting room in downtown Bridgman, Michigan offers a shaded seating area where you can enjoy our wine outdoors and is just a walk away from two breweries and unique shops/restaurants.

 

Talk with us about planning your special event or a group wine tasting at Lazy Ballerina Winery. For more information, visit our Private Event Rental Page.

Lazy Ballerina Bridgman Wine Tasting Room located at 4209 Lake Street.

 


 

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!

About 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!

Harvest time at Leah Vineyard in Southwest Michigan.

 

LOCATIONS & HOURS

St. Joseph, MI
315 State Street

Phone: (269)363-6218

Monday-Saturday12-6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

Bridgman, MI
4209 Lake Street
 

Friday & Saturday 12-6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Monday-Thursday

Lazy Ballerina Winery & Tasting Room

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