Est. 2015

​​Tasting Room ​​
240 W. Main St.
[email protected]

We provide 10% Military discounts with ID and 10% mixed case
$8 Wine flights include 6 samples and souvenir glass $5 with wine purchase
FREE with case purchase
​​​​​​The Rusty Pelican is an independent specialty merchant located in downtown Gaylord, Michigan.  Browse our extensive selection of wines, gifts, foods and beverages.  We represent many different local artists and carry products made right here in Gaylord.  Our Tasting Room offers over 80 different wines, including Tropical & Berry wines and is open when we are.  Relax and enjoy a personalized shopping experience.  It is our pleasure to help you. 
                        -Cassie Meredith                                  
Our Pelican Points program includes perks!
  1. Renowned Tropical Wine selection
    Renowned Tropical Wine selection
    Award Winning Tropical Banana, Key Limen, Mango Mamma and Coco Polada. Travel passport not needed for this island state of mind!
  2. Custom Gift Baskets
    Custom Gift Baskets
    Let us ease your shopping woes with our personally designed and budget friendly gift baskets. Made to order based on customer request.
  3. Our Tropical Tasting Room
    Our Tropical Tasting Room
    Let us guide you through our informative and educational wine tastings as you visit with friends. The choice is yours to try before you buy or we are happy to recommend wines based on personal taste.
  4. Wine Smoothies
    Wine Smoothies
    Our Wine Smoothies are out of this world good! 11 different flavors to choose from. "Wine + Mix + Ice = Magic"
  5. Try these delicious drink mixes
    Try these delicious drink mixes
    'Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink'
  6. Wine and so much more
    Wine and so much more
    Innovative and unique inventory. Leading the way we bring you the best products to choose from.
  7. Michigan Merchandise
    Michigan Merchandise
    Our logo shirts and hats are made locally. We also have a large selection of wine apparel.
  8. Wine Pouches
    Wine Pouches
    Wine to go! When you're in a "Wine-cation" state of mind.
  9. Look for us on Main Street!
    Look for us on Main Street!
    Located in the heart of downtown Gaylord next to Woolybuggers.
  10. The Original "Paint & Sip" Classes
    The Original "Paint & Sip" Classes
    In 2016, we created open Paint & Sip classes at The Rusty Pelican featuring a local artist. Our classes were held for over a year and we had a blast! Now we are developing new and exciting classes and events you'll want to be a part of. Check our calendar of events for updates!
  11. Gaylord Made products
    Gaylord Made products
    We cultivate and encourage local artists selling their works. A variety of different media and many different artists.
  12. Gaylordopoly
    From Gaylord maps to Gaylord games we have Gaylord PRIDE.
  13. Pelican Sangria
    Pelican Sangria
    Our signature wine is made for us by Seasons of the North Winery and celebrates our partnership!
  14. Mojo Spices
    Mojo Spices
    Made in Michigan gluten free spices and rubs by personal chef Daniel Mohle.
  15. Shoppers paradise
    Shoppers paradise
    Taste, Talk & Trek though our renovated boutique.
  16. Chilled wine & cheese
    Chilled wine & cheese
    Cheese selection and chilled wines for your convenience.
  17. Large Groups Welcomed!
    Large Groups Welcomed!
    Our bar accommodates groups up to 20 plus. Call for more info.
  18. My Salsa
    My Salsa
    Michigan made from mild to as hot as you can handle!
  19. Functional Art wooden wine racks, crates and holders
    Functional Art wooden wine racks, crates and holders
    Made in Gaylord out of indigenous woods entirely made by hand and designed with balance and engineering.
  20. Award wining Michigan Wines
    Award wining Michigan Wines
    Thunder Bay winery-Best Sweet Red 2016 Devil's River and Best Red 2018 Red Sky at Night.

Best New Business 2015
Best Gifts 2016
Best Gifts 2017
Gaylord Herald Times Nominations

Best Wine Tasting Room 2018
Best Winery 2018
Gaylord Herald Times Winner

NFIB Member since 2015

Taste The Local Difference
Retail Partner since 2017
  1. Daniell and Michael Bigard 
    "My husband and I were in today and wanted to tell you what a great experience we had. You were so helpful and took the time to talk with us. (The wine is amazing too). We will definately be back and will tell others about it. Keep up what you are doing as it is working!" 
  2. Lisa Francis
    "What a great store and the staff were wonderful will definitely be going back!"
  3. Bill and Penny Nowacki
    "I wanted to get some wine for our friends as a gift. Bill suggested we stop at the winery since we were in the area. I told him I'd rather go to The Rusty Pelican. You can go anywhere and get wine. But here you know you will get professional advice and suggestions to get the wine you want, not just the wine they sell."
  4. David Bickley
    "Open house went great. Everyone enjoyed the wine selections; I'm a fan of the drier orange wine. Perfect amount of wine too. We had plenty for all who wanted to enjoy. And, it was definitely better (tasting and image) than dispensing wine from a box. LOL Thank you for your help and expertise."
  5. Yvonne Hartl
    "Friends from Michigan came for a visit to Niagara on the Lake...and brought with them a gift of wine and two wine glasses from your shop...wonderful, thoughtful gift...and right now on Tues. afternoon I am having a glass of wine in your glass..."
You can take our word for it but we'd rather you hear it from our customers.

"Traditionally, our fave way to savor summer is with northern Michigan-made wine. But if you’re looking to sip something a little more southern, you’ll find that, too, at Gaylord’s Rusty Pelican Wine Shop.  Owners Mike and Cassie Meredith — both Michigan natives — round out their inventory of Michigan wines with a little something for the snowbird set: vino that hails from Florida."
Tropical Wines at The Rusty Pelican
Bottoms Up  --  Northern Express Magazine