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Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room

15900 Rue de Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Ranked #14 of 77 Activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Chateau Chantal is a unique development that combines a winery, vineyards, bed and breakfast...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Monroe, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 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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Griffith, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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