MARI VINEYARDS PROJECTS
Mari Vineyards founder Marty Lagina made the (some would say) crazy choice to grow grapes that shouldn't grow in Michigan, with the belief that he could produce world class wines that otherwise couldn't be made here. So, true to his Italian heritage, he planted exotic varieties like Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and others. Combined with a little creative grape growing and a lot of attention, today his dream has become a reality. Along with classic area grapes like Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Mari Vineyards produces a wide variety of red wines unlike anything else produced in Michigan.
Building on the success of their first vintage, Mari Vineyards now has over 60 acres of vineyards planted entirely on the Old Mission Peninsula, with more being added every year. Their wines are already available in Traverse City area stores and restaurants, and their brand new winery and tasting room is now complete on Old Mission Peninsula. Until you get a chance to visit, they invite you to explore their website and learn more about their truly unique and exciting Michigan wines!
Magnum Lignum has created a number of custom pieces for Mari Vineyards:
We created a 10’ long rolling bar for the tasting room. This piece consists of a 10’ long, 36” wide live edge ash slab top. We have included epoxy inlays of the Mari peninsula logo, creating an amazing addition to an already incredible tasting room. We also created a small rolling bar using a combination of live edge walnut and ash.
Magnum Lignum also designed and built a beautiful oak and walnut bar for the tasting room.
The sitting area at Mari has several specialty pieces from Magnum Lignum, including a stunning table and back-lit wall piece, both from the base of an amazingly beautiful maple tree. Each piece is approximately 60” in diameter.
During the summer of 2021 Mari Vineyards commissioned us to do a pair of smaller portable bars for use on the outdoor patio. These pieces were created with a cherry base and a top consisting of a very unusual piece of spalted maple and flat-black epoxy, resulting in a very elegant look. Each bar is approximately 4.5’ long, and the tops were created from a single piece of maple, which was then cut in half to allow the bars to be located in two different locations. When they are put side-by-side, the top flows beautifully from one end to the other.
We also created a 9’ long Oak Island stand-up table for the patio area. The table is made of red oak with some key locales from Oak Island carved and epoxy-filled into the top. The table is sitting on the root from a Russian Olive tree.