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Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

12239 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-223-7355
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Ranked #13 of 59 Activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: One of the first family wineries in Michigan, the O'Keefe family has been producing world-class quality wines on Old Mission Peninsula since 1974. As... more » Owner description: One of the first family wineries in Michigan, the O'Keefe family has been producing world-class quality wines on Old Mission Peninsula since 1974. As the pioneers in growing vinifera grapes in northern Michigan, their mission is to create expressive, classic-style wines while incorporating sustainable growing practices in their 125 acres of estate vineyards plus 60 acres under contract. Chateau Grand Traverse continues to define the Michigan wine industry with their award-winning Riesling wines as well as many other styles. The winery is open daily, year-round, offering wine tasting and free wine tours. « less
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Lakewood, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I am not a wine drinker but I am willing to try. I am glad wineries have tasting sheets with all the descriptions about the different wines or I wouldn't know what to do. The building and showroom are beautiful. The women who helped us were so nice. We bought 2 wines and a CGT sweatshirt, beautiful color, good fit... More

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Midland, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We made reservations for our party of 12 but arrived a bit early so we took the winery tour. It was really interesting and the tour guide was great! We could not visit the barrel room so we were a little bummed. When we got back the hostess informed us that our "reservation" just let them know that we would... More

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just made a special trip back to this winery to get some of our favorite wines. When it comes to wine tasting, this place does it right. They have 2 tiers $3 and $5 depending on the types of wines you like, and you get a coupon for either $3 or $5 to use when you buy some wine. The... More

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Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friend and I came on a busy Saturday afternoon. We took advantage of their complimentary tour. What a great thing to do. It took about 25 minutes and gave us lots of interesting information about not only the winery itself but also about the area. We also did some tasting after our tour. It is a beautiful winery with... More

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Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the 4th winery we visited on our venture. There was a line to wait in, unlike other wineries we visited. Prices were higher compared to getting free wine glasses with our tastings at other wineries.

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Fenton, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great wines. They offered a large variety for tasting. The price for the tasting was very reasonable. We enjoyed the short tour (free). Great setting and plenty of seating outside if you want to sit and enjoy a glass of wine..

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Waterford, Michigan
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This vineyard has a beautiful view and grounds. A nice gift shop and a great selection of wines to sample and purchase. Restrooms are available. You can purchase a glass of wine and sit outside on their lovely patio. Prices of wines range from $6.00 to $40.00 or more. Tastings are not reasonably priced. There is no food for purchase.... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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139 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While there was about a 15 min wait for the line on a Saturday afternoon, I found it well organized and service very good. The $3 wine tasting was one of the cheaper wineries for 6 samples. For the reserved selections, it is $5. You can use the $3 towards the purchase. The facility was clean, well lite, new, very... More

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Cleveland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited them in mid July right after the cherry festival concluded.It was a rainy day so we had to look for indoor activities. Many others also had the same idea. We waited in line for maybe 20 minutes before making it to the head of the line.One of the staff was processing tasting choices as we waited in line.... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The view and wine room were beautiful. The wine fabulous. Our server almost totally ignored me. She was knowledgeable as she had great conversation with the ladies next to me, wish she would have shared that with me.

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Elizabeth S, Public Relations Manager at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, responded to this review

Hello, My sincerest apologies for the negative experience with our tasting room staff during your visit. In our tasting room, each customer is our top priority and we strive to create excellent experiences for everyone that takes the time to visit us. We take these reviews seriously and appreciate them as they act as a guide for bettering every future... More

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