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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-9303
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Description: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned boutique winery situated...
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned boutique winery situated on 91 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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One of the best on the peninsula

I have visited Traverse City a number of times over the last few years, and when wine tasting is on the books, Brys is always worth a visit. I've been in spring, fall, and winter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Emily C
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have visited Traverse City a number of times over the last few years, and when wine tasting is on the books, Brys is always worth a visit. I've been in spring, fall, and winter and it always offers gorgeous views, friendly staff, and great wine. If you are there during the harvest festival, they do a wine and food... More 

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

Thank you so much for the excellent review — we really appreciate it! So glad to hear you've enjoyed your visits in all seasons. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our tasting at Brys! But, the feel is slightly more upscale than the other wineries. Tastings are $5/5 tastings, slightly more than most wineries. Great views of the Lake, though! Outdoor seating is available.

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself during your visit. We aim to have wine for all tastes and budgets, which is why we have bottles available ranging from $12.99 to $100. We hope you had a chance to enjoy a glass of wine on the Upper Deck! Hope to see you again... More 

Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Beautiful winery - very classy. Their wines are good but kind of pricey overall. They do have a modest line now $12.99 - $15.99. Others are $20+. They have a new Beautiful deck and we did enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard and bay. Very enjoyable.

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We aim to maintain a wine list that satisfies all tastes and budgets, so we have wines ranging from $12.99 to $100 a bottle, including our new Wally's Wineyard line that you mentioned. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to spend some time on the deck. We hope to... More 

Westland, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I went on a winery tour, and this one was my favorite!! The wine is to die for, and the views... beyond!!! My favorite part was the double outdoor deck where they serve wine by the glass, and they offer charcuteries, which is a fancy word for cheese, cured meats, and other wonderful snacks!! I loved this... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Always great wine, some of the best in Michigan. Love the richness of the tasting room. Can't wait to check out the new deck overlooking the vineyard this Summer!

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

Thank you so much for your great review! We hope to see you back soon so you can relax on the Upper Deck. It's definitely a great place to hang out with a glass of wine in the warm months! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have enjoyed Brys for many years. The tasting room is gorgeous, and they recently added an upper deck and second tasting room with wonderful views. The staff is always great and the owners are often right there interacting with the staff and customers. It was the first place we had a really good red wine made in Michigan, I... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you've had good experiences with our staff and have enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon — the Upper Deck is open for the season and we just released our new Wally's Wineyard line! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Best winery on old mission peninsula. Love the wood tasting bar and the entire tasting room has a great vibe to it. The new outdoor space and patio walk are great additions. Staff is a little cold at times, especially if you don't look like you belong there, but the excellent wines make up for it. The reds are a... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you've enjoyed visiting us and we appreciate your feedback. We welcome all our guests and try to treat all of our guests as family — customer service is our #1 priority. If you have a specific situation or staff member that you feel hasn't met up to our standards of customer... More 

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped by to taste the reds as they are well known for them. The pinots were quite tasty as were the whites. Julie made us feel at home and spent lots of time talking about the wines. On a cold winter day, it was great to look out over the vineyards and East Bay.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. If you liked visiting in winter, we think you'd really enjoy spring and summer — the blossoms are out right now and our Upper Deck is open! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to the winery for our first tasting ever. The wine was great and we really enjoyed the cheese sampler. Unfortunately, the staff member we had was not the most friendly. However, we definitely would recommend trying out the winery as it was a beautiful surrounding and enjoyable to experience.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we apologize for the delay in responding. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the wine and cheese, but we're dismayed to hear that you didn't have a good experience with our tasting room team. We aim to treat everyone like family and customer service is our top priority. If there's a... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I often find myself bringing out of town guests for a wine tasting on the Old Mission Peninsula and I always make sure Brys is on the list, even if we only have time for one or two and it always seems to be everyone's favorite. Of all of the wineries on the peninsula it is the only one where... More 

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

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We really appreciate the feedback, and we're so glad to hear that you've enjoyed your visits. We appreciate your loyalty as a wine club member, too. We hope to see you in the tasting room again soon! More 

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