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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: 231-223-9303
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned boutique winery...

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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Cool tasting room, not many wines

My girlfriend and I visited four wineries on our trip up Old Mission Peninsula: Peninsula Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate and Two Lads. Peninsula Cellars was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I visited four wineries on our trip up Old Mission Peninsula: Peninsula Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate and Two Lads. Peninsula Cellars was the most laid back. Chateau Grand Traverse had the best variety of wines. Brys Estate was our favorite tasting room and Two Lads had the best view. Brys Estate has a gorgeous tasting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and the decor!! Our wine selection has been limited temporarily due to two back to back polar vortex winters which drastically reduced the size of our crop over the past two growing seasons. As a result of smaller batches, our wines have sold... More 

Grand Rapids, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our most recent visit to Brys last week, we were informed that the tasting glasses we had purchased a couple of years ago were no longer valid and that we would now have to pay for our tastings. It is very disappointing when a business does not honor its promises. In addition, the woman who informed us about this... More 

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

Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. Customer service is our #1 priority and we take reviews like yours very seriously! At Brys Estate, we have never in our history had the policy of bringing back tasting glasses to receive free tastings on the next visit. There are other wineries in our area, such as Black Star Farms,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Typically, I have been a strong advocate of Brys and their wines. I am a member and buy many of their wines outside of our two shipments per year. This year, our whole group decided to go to the annual dinner. We had one person in our group make the necessary reservation for 10. We were extremely disappointed that our... More 

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

Thanks for being a valued member of our wine club. As you know, at Brys Estate we strive for excellence in all that we do. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal - and we take negative reviews on TripAdvisor extremely seriously. I have reviewed your situation in detail with our staff, and the staff at the Boathouse restaurant. We had... More 

Houston, TX
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157 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery is a great property with some decent wine. The staff is very helpful and the tastings are good. We had a great time here and would recommend that you add it to your wine tour when in the area.

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

We're delighted to here that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Michigan
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The tasting room is very classy, with very friendly staff and a delightful bartender- Becky- who made our tasting fun. The patio and deck offer a spectacular view that beats anything you'll find in Napa Valley. Especially with the fall colors on display! Highly recommend this winery. And, oh yes, the wines are excellent.

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you've enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

One of my favorite wineries to go to the wine is amazing.Nice relaxing area A great view. Also has great service.

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

Thank you so much for the kind review! So glad to hear we're one of your favorites! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester Hills, Michigan
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The tour is $5 and it includes the glass and 4 tastings. We had a nice time walking around and trying the different drinks. I had the 2 Rieslings which were great! I also tried the Pinot noir which was also very good. At the last station they had a mulled wine which was good and a strawberry mint bohito... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Milwaukee
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We debated whether to stop here or not, but we were glad we did. The wines were tasty and a better value than some other places. They have some interesting choices beyond the usual fare. I wanted to bring something back from one of the peninsula wineries, so we picked up a couple of bottles here. You get to keep... More 

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

We're so glad you decided to stop and visit us! :) Thanks so much for coming by, and glad to hear you had a good time! Cheers! More 

Novi, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Skipped the tasting and went straight to the deck. The Riesling was a perfect match to the charcuterie. The curried cashews was the nicest surprise.

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

So glad you enjoyed your cheese and charcuterie board and the curried cashews (and the wine, of course)! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Just had the best time at Brys Estate - especially enjoyed the fabulous service by Sam and Cindy. The most fun we have ever had at a winery because of these funny ladies. Great wine too!!!

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

Thank you so much for your review — we're glad you had a good time, and we'll pass your kudos on to our staffers! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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