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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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Good wines, but expect to wait

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everyone in our group loved this winery. They offer a large variety of good wines, but everyone seemed in gravitate towards their selection of cherry wines. The tasting room is full of interesting souvenirs, wine openers, aerators & stoppers. Their location offers scenic views of the vineyards and west bay. This is one of the wineries you want to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great wine, and beautiful scenary! You can do a $3 or $5 tasting, and the price of the tasting can be applied to any wine purchases. They have a beautiful indoor tasting bar along with a great patio if you want to sip a glass of wine among the vines. Beautiful area of Michigan!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great place to start on Old Mission Peninsula. Offering free tours of their wine making process every day, a new patio area, and a wide selection of wine this is a good start to anyone's tour of the area. A new patio area with music on Wednesday as well as a recent renovation are new touches to... More 

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Jenison, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were here this past weekend for wine tasting and weren't disappointed. We decided to take the tour first. We learned many interesting facts about how they make their wine. The wine tasting was fun and it was even better that our tasting fee went towards the purchase of some bottles. Our pourer helped my husband discover a wine he... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had tastings at several old mission vineyards today and this offered the best experience. We've learned that the key to a successful tasting is both your server, the wines and the timing of your visit. We were fortunate today with all three. We had a great server. He was friendly, educated us about each wine, accommodating our different tastes.... More 

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Additional Information about Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

Address: 12239 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-7355
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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