Larry was raised on a fruit farm near Suttons Bay and graduated with a BA from Michigan State University. He returned to Leelanau to plant a vineyard and establish a winery. Today Larry and his business partner Stu Laing own a vineyard and winery in Bingham Township on property protected by a conservation easement held by the Conservancy. Larry and his wife Lois Bahle live in Suttons Bay. He has served as Chairman of the Bingham Township Planning Commission, is a past president of the Village of Suttons Bay and also served on the now defunct Leelanau County Farmland Preservation Board. Larry serves on the Outreach and Fund Development Committees of the Conservancy Board.
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