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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
231 223 9303
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Ranked #4 of 63 Activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned boutique winery situated on 80 acres with breathtaking views of the East Grand Traverse Bay. Visitors will delight in winding past the 1890's renovated farm house and barn turned guest cottage, gardens and vineyards as they make their way to the state-of-the-art winery. Sample our International award-winning wines in our unique old world brick and mahogany tasting room.
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Canton, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't planning on liking this vineyard, seemed elementary compared to the others larger vineyards but I was wrong ... Really nice tasting and wine was fab .... Of all bottles purchased those r ones I wished I had more of... Go and enjoy!

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Detroit Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved the Merlot! Bought two bottles. This is one of the most beautiful wineries in the area. They definitely know what they are doing with the Reds.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I visited Brys Estate during a trip to Northern MI to celebrate our anniversary. Brys Estate has always been our favorite vineyard to visit and this trip was much the same. With the addition of their new deck overlooking the vineyard the visit was even better than before. The various wines are favorites of my wife and... More

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The grapes were shrouded in some sort of protective cover here that gave the estate a charming Halloween look. Guests are able to walk out on a deck to get a good view of the grapes and it is quite lovely. Rather than the standard tasting, we opted for a small glass of ice wine and a slice of cheesecake:... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed the new outdoor deck overlooking the vineyard. We choose to skip the wine tasting and go straight for the wine by the glass. Really liked the 2013 Pinot Blanc. The fall color was at peak & amazing scenery to enjoy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I visited here a year ago and had a good experience. This year they changed their tasting process to "station by station." Four stations for $5. At each station you pick on of three wines. The samples are much smaller than other vineyards. We went in, were hurried to the cash register, paid the $5 and were funneled into their... More

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brysestate, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Dear fk78787 - I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent tasting experience at Brys Estate. You visited us during one of our Harvest Trail days - which is where we do our tastings at four different tasting stations located in our barrel room, cask room and production areas. We find that most visitors really... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went there with a group of friends. We are members of their wine club and got a complementary tour and tasting. Tour and wine were outstanding. The view from their new deck is the best. We were greeted by the owner, a very nice man.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lovely grounds and facilities. The wine tasting room was a bit dark and the young male staffer was a bit pretentious. We felt he was less then attentive to us but very attentive to a young lady next to us. We sampled, then went upstairs for a glass. Much better service there. Great wine, a bit pricey. We would go... More

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Milford, Michigan, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Not only is this a beautiful location with a new deck that extends right out into the Vineyards, they have excellent wines to choose from for a tasting and to purchase. It was another fun visit on this trip to enjoy the Fall colors. Recommend!

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Brys. It is a beautiful winery in a stunning hilltop setting. The barrel room is a great spot to enjoy the tastings. The new deck has a spectacular view to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and a snack.

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