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Founders Wine Cellar, Baroda

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Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Our wine selection ranges from classic varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir (our Lake Michigan Shore series) to fruit-flavor enhanced (our Baroda Antique series) as well as dessert wines which include Sweet Harvest wine and chocolate-infused reds (our Delightful Dessert series). A WINE FOR EVERY PALATE!

Award-winning wine master Leonard Olson established Baroda Founders Wine Cellar in July 2009. He created a wide array of wines for over 40 years as a self-taught winemaker.

He co-founded the first Southwestern Michigan winery, Tabor Hill Winery, in 1968 and started their vineyard by planting Vidal Blanc and Aurora vines. The following year, twenty-seven more varieties including Chardonnay and Riesling were planted. Leonard is recognized by the Knights of Vine as the founder of the premium wine industry in Middle America.

For years, President Ford served Tabor Hill’s 1971 Vidal Blanc at the White House. Leonard created Luce Del Sole for Baroda Founders in the same style.

Fourteen of Leonard’s wines produced for Baroda Founders Wine Cellar received awards.
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  • Had a great wine tasting experience here! We truly enjoyed the wonderful customer service and our pretzels and mustard dip between drinking! You def have to try the Smorleaux!  more »
  • This was a very nice place to taste wine. Our server, Devino was top notch. He was very informative about all the wines. Left with a case of wine. Definitely will be back.  more »
  • Stop five on our wine tour. There were a lot of options on the menu that were well priced. The addition of a few ciders was a nice highlight and a bit of a novelty from everything else we ran into that day. I'm not a mustard fan but everyone else raved about their blueberry mustard with the pretzels. The feel was much more bar relax feel than an educational tasting. The servers were always there to serve you or answer a question but they moved up and down the bar working with lots of people, so don't expect something too private.
  • Last stop on our wineries tour and it was worth it. The place was pretty much empty so we got undivided attention which was very nice. We were fans of the Seyval, Luce Del Sol and 2013 Pino Noir - not so much for the Chambourcin. We also tried the chocolate wines (which have added artificial flavors) and thought they were awful, but that's not our thing. Worth a visit.

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