Soul Squeeze Cellars
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ABOUT Soul Squeeze Cellars
Soul Squeeze Cellars is located in the heart of Leelanau County on the narrows in downtown Lake Leelanau. The brand was founded by Luke and Faye Pickelman, lifelong Michiganders who fell in love with northwest Michigan and its emerging wine industry. Farming fruit on both Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsula, Soul Squeeze is focused on providing Michigan wine seekers with high quality wines and hard ciders. The philosophy is simple - great fruit makes great wine. Each of our wines and ciders have personality, expressing their own individuality and terroir.
There certainly is something kindred between wine and soul. This affinity can be seen from the humble beginnings in the vineyard, where the elements and sweat equity come together nurturing the fruit. On to the winemaker’s laboratory, where the immature juice develops its relationships and demonstrates its quirks. Then the graceful movement through trials of aging and expectation. The basis of the Soul Squeeze brand is the enjoyment of life’s gifts, from wine and cider to friends, family and laughter.
At Soul Squeeze Cellars, we place our heart and soul into the divine nature of the winemaking process. The soul can be squeezed through life’s journey, just as a juicy cluster of a specially chosen varietal is when it reaches that first test of faith on the crush pad. Our philosophy extends to the tasting room. Wine and hard cider are gifts, meant to be cherished and not abused. We have a saying around our farm: just “be squeezy.” Being squeezy means that you drink your wine the way you want to be treated - respectfully.