Meet Ainsley Gabriel of 2 Lads Winery

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Old Mission Peninsula Oval Bumper Sticker
Old Mission Peninsula Oval Bumper Sticker

Ainsley Gabriel emailed me the other day and asked about the Old Mission Peninsula bumper stickers, so I took the opportunity to drop them off at 2 Lads Winery, where she works. I love meeting people and also wanted to check out the winery.

(Note: You can order the bumper stickers online at Old Mission Gazette’s online store, but I also have some here and can drop them off if you’re on the Peninsula.)

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First, even though we just talked for a minute, I can already tell Ainsley is one of the sweetest people on the planet. I was also glad to check out the winery, because while I’ve driven by it a gazillion times, I’ve never actually been inside the building.

It’s a beautiful winery and vineyard located on 58 acres, with – according to their website – 23 acres of established vineyards. “We specialize in cool climate red and sparkling wines and have small runs of white wines to round out the lot,” notes their About page. “Sustainably farming our land is paramount to the health of our soil, vines and grapes at 2 Lads Winery. You get what you give!”

Well said, 2 Lads. The “lads” are Cornel Olivier and Chris Baldyga. Click through here to read more about them and the winery.

2 Lads Winery is located at 16985 Smokey Hollow Road on the Old Mission Peninsula. For more info, call (231) 223-7722 or email [email protected].

A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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