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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
231 223 9303
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Ranked #5 of 62 Activities in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Midland, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The winery was beautiful, unfortunately that was the only reason I did not rate it terrible! Our bachelorette party (12 of us) had a reservation at 3:30pm and arrived early (2:50pm). The person at the hostess station asked us to take a seat on the patio and they would get us at 3:30. We waited, we enjoyed the gentlemen playing... More

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

I am so sorry to hear of your poor experience at Brys Estate. We pride ourselves on excellence in customer service and we take all reviews very seriously. I have reviewed your comments in detail with all staff who were involved. We apologize if the hostess was unable to locate your group when we were ready for your group tasting.... More

Marquette, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Such a great location. We had a private tasting in the back where the vats are. It was wonderful. They also have a nice view of the bay from the deck.

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are lots of great wineries in Northwest Michigan. I think this is one of the best. Their wines are excellent. Unfortunately with success comes higher prices. I think there wines are worth what they charge but they are starting to be out of the range I am willing to pay.

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