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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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Amazing view!

This winery definitely has the best views of the Peninsula and Lake, and outdoor seating is available. We enjoyed the tastings, which were $3 for 5 pours (refunded if you buy a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jessica P
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This winery seems to focus on high production and not on quality. Huge groups come through here and there is a long line to get to a tasting table and a long line to get a glass poured. They don't allow you to buy a bottle to drink on the patio, only glasses, which is unfortunate. The view here is... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Our customer experience is extremely important to us, and it appears we've failed you and your guests. We do see a plethora of groups coming though our door, and try our best to accommodate them at a separate bar so as not to disturb the remaining guests.... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This winery definitely has the best views of the Peninsula and Lake, and outdoor seating is available. We enjoyed the tastings, which were $3 for 5 pours (refunded if you buy a bottle!). We also took advantage of purchasing the tasting glasses for $2.50 each.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderful patio and views. The wine tasting was inexpensive and good selection of wines. We really enjoyed our time there and it was definitely worth the short drive from Traverse City.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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428 reviews 428 reviews
236 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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