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Bowers Harbor Vineyard

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Address: 2896 Bowers Harbor Rd, Traverse City, MI 94686
Phone Number: (231) 223-7615
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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Bowers harbor vineyard

It's one of our quaintest, smaller wineries, which is a nice change. Besides enjoying wine on the covered veranda, I most enjoy the family dog there (Brix)- when he's out and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's one of our quaintest, smaller wineries, which is a nice change. Besides enjoying wine on the covered veranda, I most enjoy the family dog there (Brix)- when he's out and about.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stopped here on a Sunday to taste the cider. You get 5 tastings for $2 which is less $ than the surrounding vineyards. Tasting was prompt and friendly. The cider started with the apple - which is a combo of 7, followed by the peach, blueberry, and one other I can't quite remember. I like the apple the best, so... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife loves Bowers Harbor Pinot Grigio so when in the area we visited the Vineyard. Certainly sampled some solid Michigan wines but really liked the flavored apple cider that was on tap. They are willing to mix several - blueberry/peach was a hit with the group. Walked out with several bottles of Pinot Grigio, cider, and fond memories.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The wine selection was very broad and many of the wines they had were quite good. The owner and employees of the vineyard were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Jenison, Michigan
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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived right when it opened and had a great experience. We enjoyed the 5 tastes and decided to keep our glass for a souvenir (only had a pay a few extra $). Even though it was our first stop of the day, we decided to purchase a glass of wine and enjoy some time on the patio. I loved... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Michigan has a ton of wineries to choose from, especially in this area. If you only have time to stop at one, go here. The staff was friendly and knowledgable; even pulled out a few bottles from the previous vintage for us to compare from year to year. The tasting was inexpensive, and covered a nice variety of wines. They... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After finally getting to the bar for tasting, we were completely ignored. People who came up after us were served multiple tastes. It was if my party did not even exist. Their shop is cute... I like the stuff for dogs. Their wine? Can't comment since they didn't deign to serve me any. Asked for my money back and left.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hard to say what Bowers Harbor received a TripAdvisor award for...we waited for 25 minutes & received one tasting. We felt virtually invisible, asked for our money back & barely received an apology. Not sure what the other guests had that we didn't, but won't be back to find out.

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Bend, Oregon
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96 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Enjoyable wine tasting at Bowers. Jane and her husband were the servers today. Although it was midweek and there were several others also tasting - It wasn't crowded or a wait for tastings. Bowers offers 5 tastes from their large wine and cider selection for $2, plus $1 additional for premium wines. Unfortunately Bowers offers No discounts for purchase of... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nestled in the vineyard overlooking the beautiful hills of the peninsula, their knowledgeable staff guide you through a tasting of wines and hard cider. A nice variety, and I particularly enjoyed the cider. There is a pretty patio where you can enjoy a glass of wine afterwards.

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Additional Information about Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Address: Address: 2896 Bowers Harbor Rd, Traverse City, MI 94686
Phone Number: (231) 223-7615
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

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