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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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Wonderful cherry-based wines.

We have gone to tastings at wineries around the country, and this one now ranks as a favorite. We do not enjoy dry wines, and this winery had plenty of semi-dry and sweeter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have gone to tastings at wineries around the country, and this one now ranks as a favorite. We do not enjoy dry wines, and this winery had plenty of semi-dry and sweeter choices to satisfy our palates. A particular favorite of mine is the cherry riesling. We ended up buying 26 bottles of various wines here! It was particularly... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were called up to the counter after waiting in line, as they were kind of busy. When we got to the counter it was time for the girl who called us up to get off for the day. So we had to wait to start our tasting for at least five very awkward minutes while she and the person... More 

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

First, I’d like to apologize on behalf of the entire team here at CGT for your negative experience in our Tasting Room during your visit. Not only are we dedicated to growing and producing excellent wines on Old Mission Peninsula, but we always strive for 100% customer satisfaction. I understand that you felt as though our staff was not committed... More 

michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a very nice spot to visit and buy some excellent white wines. The whites are particularly good, very much like wines grown along the Rhine. Forget the reds. No matter how much they tell you the reds are good, be sure to try before you buy.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Enjoyed the tastings and the friendly courteous staff. Sampled 6 wines along with detailed descriptions from the server.

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Wixom, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We always enjoy the wines from Chateau Grand Traverse. So, when we unexpectedly found ourselves in the Traverse City area last weekend, we decided to take a fast drive over to their tasting room on the Old Mission Peninsula. The visit was worthwhile, but the experience was somewhat diminished by the waiting line (see below). However, we were glad to... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is my favorite wine so I was pleased to take the tour and do a tasting. The tour is free and the tasting fee comes off of your wine purchase. Beautiful location and definitely worth it.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

...with a cranky man behind the tasting counter. He was not awful but did not enhance the experience. We kind of felt like we were bothering him. In spite of this, it is worth a visit because the tasting room is just beautiful and very elegant. The wine was also good and we did buy one bottle. This may not... More 

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Pine Grove, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Besides the great wine, the views are to die for!! I don't like red wines, but they had one, "Nice Red" that was very good. Don't forget to stop here.

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Longmont, Colorado
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215 reviews 215 reviews
44 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place has been here for years and knows what they're doing in the wine business. Good selection of Michigan wines and a small charge for tasting.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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