Winery Category: Wineries
Bel Lago means “Beautiful Lake” in Italian, and tasting room visitors will find panoramic views overlooking South Lake Leelanau on the Leelanau Peninsula. Founded in 1987 by the Iezzoni and Edson Family, Bel Lago invites guests to taste its estate wines made from grapes grown in family-owned vineyards. Bel Lago wines are based on the production of high-quality fruit from select clones of a unique varietal mix. The winemaking team members — Charlie Edson (Ph.D.), Blake Lougheed (B.S.) and Cristin Hosmer (M.S.) — all attended Michigan State University and cumulatively have 36 years of winemaking experience. They carefully craft Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Auxerrois and a variety of other wines. Produces estate-grown wines.