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Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

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Address: 12239 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-7355
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Activities: Wine tasting
Description: One of the first family wineries in Michigan, the O'Keefe family has been...
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.
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Beautiful & Yummy

I went here on a winery tour for a bachelor/bachelorette party. The service was excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable about the different wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went here on a winery tour for a bachelor/bachelorette party. The service was excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable about the different wines.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Decent wines at decent prices. Enjoyed the Pinot Gris and late harvest. Nice tasting room and some great other products in the shop including to-die-for Cherry BBQ sauce

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great location. Wines are wonderful. We are red drinkers so we tried all of them and really liked them all! Especially liked the cherry wine as we were really looking for something different. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Try the cherry salsa too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The employees are very nice and knowledgeable. Great presentation of wines. The children were able to sit and not be in the way.

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice drive to this winery as you will also pass several other winery's along the short drive from Traverse City. I recommend the free tour to get an inside peek at their wine process. Very enjoyable.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Oh my, we've hit the Disney World of wineries. We had to wait in roped off corrals for tastings. I like their wine, but I love the charm of the smaller wineries. Large store, tastings are $3/$5, with a coupon for the same amount towards a purchase in the store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love my wine so an impulse stop here was well received, (we were looking for a cherry picking farm but somehow ended up here much to my delight) The wines we tried were lovely and better than I had ever expected so I bought half a case of the ones I liked best and I plan to buy more.... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Though this place lacked the water view many of the other wineries had, the atmosphere was still enjoyable. The extensive wine list ranged from traditional to unique. This was our first taste of Cherry wines, though a bit touristy, as tourists we felt like we needed to try these and a few were pretty delicious. Additionally, the out door seating... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Free tour (only one we could find that did that), great price for 5 tastings, and price was applied to any bottle that was purchased (also the only place we found that did that)! Tour was informative and interesting, wine was great, staff were friendly and helpful! We bought all our wine here!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is my favorite winery on Old Mission. The wine is great and the views are lovely! We enjoyed the Gamay Noir, 4oth anniversary Rose and the Gewürztraminer. A must see if you're visiting the pennisula.

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