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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

Address: 3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-223-9303
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned boutique winery situated on 91 acres with...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Traverse City, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Traverse City, Michigan
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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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Canton, Michigan
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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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68 helpful votes 68 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
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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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