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Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room

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Address: 15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686
Description: Chateau Chantal is a unique development that combines a winery, vineyards...
Chateau Chantal is a unique development that combines a winery, vineyards, bed and breakfast, residence, six private home sites, and winding roads, all of which combine to create an experience in Northern Hospitality. The 65 acre site sits high atop a ridge 12 miles north of Traverse City, Michigan on the beautiful and historic Old Mission Peninsula. Chateau Chantal crafts many styles of wine, allowing the grape to dictate the style. The location’s unparalleled views and outstanding staff play host to B&B activities, cooking classes, wine education opportunities, Tapas Tours, conferences and meetings, small weddings, and friendly regional wine events.
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A Great Place for a Great Time

We won a VIP tour and went with another couple. We had a great time. We toured the B&B, the cellar and got to taste quite a few different wines. Our tour guide, Caroline, was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We won a VIP tour and went with another couple. We had a great time. We toured the B&B, the cellar and got to taste quite a few different wines. Our tour guide, Caroline, was funny and friendly. I don't know how much it normally costs so I can't say if it is worth the value but it was a... More 

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mcdalese, Owner at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with a great review, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our VIP Tour and Tastes are a big hit, and a great way to learn more about Michigan wine. Hope to see you here another time, Marie-Chantal Dalese More 

Monroe, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

One of the best views but normally pretty busy. Definitely have a glass of wine on the patio and enjoy the view of the lake.

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mcdalese, Owner at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, we hope to see you back on our patio during the summer. We're opening our West patio for wine by the glass this season so you can choose from two amazing bay views! Cheers, Marie-Chantal More 

Chicago, Illinois
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391 reviews 391 reviews
218 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful patio allows you to enjoy both the wines and the views. During the week it was not very crowded and was an enjoyable experience.

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mcdalese, Owner at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a positive review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience with us! See you another time, Marie-Chantal Dalese More 

Griffith, Indiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Love the views from up on the hill at the winery, and even have photographs of surrounding countryside hanging in my home. The Tasting Room is always too crowded for comfort in my opinion. I have been here 3 times, once on a group tour and twice as a private guest, and always had the same experience. Wines are good... More 

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mcdalese, Owner at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and kind words. You are right that Saturdays in October are busy - in fact, they are the busiest days of the whole year. We encourage winter/spring visits for a much slower pace to the tasting room, or, midweek. We hope to see you again another time. Cheers, Marie-Chantal Dalese More 

Rockford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nothing to not like about this place. Wine is excellent . Fun place to visit. Views of the bay is spectacular. Don't miss it!

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Amherstburg, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

this is our first visit to Chateau Chantal. The ride up to the Chateau is breathtaking. The fall colours are at their peak and we could have stood looking out at this natural canvas for hours. A must see. The winding roads, hills all beautiful. Then there is the wine tasting. Yes they do charge you $3:00 for 6 different... More 

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New York City, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One of the best experiences at a winery. The location is great, views of sprawling vines are beautiful and there is a large tasting room inside and a lot of outdoor seating and viewing areas to enjoy. Staff is super friendly and knowledgable of the wines as well as best to pair what with food. I would recommend the Naught... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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200 reviews 200 reviews
43 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Usual small charge for tasting, friendly knowledgeable staff working the tasting bar. This winery has some brandies in addition. I really like the Cherry Port in the squatty bottle.

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was my 3rd visit to Chateau Chantal. While the wines are okay, the big draw is the beautiful facility and setting.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

$3 for 5-6 wine tastings I think is very reasonable! This is a hobby my BF and I like to do, drive around vineyard areas at go the different wineries. The building/patio is absolutely breathtaking. I am not a big wine drinker but I am up for trying.

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