Bio & News

winemaker-shawn-waltersWinemaker Shawn Walters has been working in the burgeoning wine industry on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula for 16 years and currently directs winemaking and vineyard operations for a number of operations. Read some features below and also in our blog.

Select 2011 Medal Winning Wines

A Few Articles

Winemaker Shawn Walters & Forty-Five North Vineyard Snatch Up 3 Double-Golds at Annual Pacific Rim Competition (pdf)
Best of Michigan, 2007
2007 Michigan Wine & Spirits Best of Class (Absolute Michigan)
A new era for Michigan’s Leelanau Cellars (Detroit News)
Meet Shawn Walters (Woot Wine)
Tasting Notes from the Underground – Mr. Dan’s Wild Ride (Gang of Pour)
Alan Eaker (Pipl Profiles)
Wine Country in Michigan (

Selected Wines

2007 Jana Michigan Riesling for Scott Harvey Wines (order online)
Rockin Robin Cherry Wine
Meads, honey wine from the Sleeping Bear Trading Company
Forty-Five North Unwooded Chardonnay

More articles can be found in our blog.


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