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Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

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Address: 12239 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-8558
Phone Number: +1 231-223-7355
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

One of the first family wineries in Michigan, the O'Keefe family has been...

One of the first family wineries in Michigan, the O'Keefe family has been producing world-class quality wines on Old Mission Peninsula since 1974. As the pioneers in growing vinifera grapes in northern Michigan, their mission is to create expressive, classic-style wines while incorporating sustainable growing practices in their 125 acres of estate vineyards plus 60 acres under contract. Chateau Grand Traverse continues to define the Michigan wine industry with their award-winning Riesling wines as well as many other styles. The winery is open daily, year-round, offering wine tasting and free wine tours.

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Beautiful Setting for Wine Down Wednesday!

Grand Traverse Winery has a beautiful patio and provides live entertainment throughout the season. We attended their "Wine Down Wednesday" and found it delightful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Noblesville, Indiana
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Noblesville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grand Traverse Winery has a beautiful patio and provides live entertainment throughout the season. We attended their "Wine Down Wednesday" and found it delightful.

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Ashville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved Chateau Grand Traverse Winery. The customer service was excellent. The wine making process was explained well. The wines that we tried were diverse in character and each was explained very well. The staff was attentive, relaxed and none pushy. Thank you. It was refreshing to have great customer service.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We finished our stay on the Old Mission peninsula with a tasting here at 10:00 am on a Wednesday morning. Needless to say, there were no lines and we enjoyed our tasting very much. The Gamay was exceptional and the Late Harvest Riesling is very good. Their prices are fair- definitely not the most expensive of the area, and they... More 

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited Chateau Grand Traverse for a tasting in August, 2016 and ended up staying for the free tour. Chateau Grand Traverse is an impressive building all around and the employees clearly love their jobs. The tasting was quick yet informative and welcoming. The prices you'll notice are all extremely reasonable and we received a $3 off... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped here on our way back from Old Mission Lighthouse. The wines were excellent (of course not all met our tastes) and we learned a great deal speaking with the staff who acted more as owners than summer staff. Easy to find and situated in such a way you could see the Lake and enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the kids. We knew it was a state law where the kids had to be 3 feet away from the bar. They were able to go out on the patio and look for Pokemon while we tasted the wines. The one who took care of us was so nice. He offered the kids many samples... More 

Thank Carrie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent winery. Loved the cherry wines a lot. My wife is not a drinker and bought 3 bottles. A very good selection of red wines as well. This was our favorite on the Mission Point Peninsula.

Thank Stephen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful winery, great value, nice gift shop. The customer service is ok....not great, not bad. But the wine selections are good. And good prices. One of my favorite of the wineries in the area.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Being that's it a larger commercial winery, it's not as intimate as others on the peninsula. Lacks the warm inviting atmosphere. You wait in cordoned lines to get a place at the tasting bar. Not impressive views from the deck. One side of deck is the warehouse wall. The overlook was closed for a private event. Positive is the tasting... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pretty much standard for Mission Peninsula. If I were to think of what a "normal" winery is, this would be it. The people are friendly, the wines are solid, and there is a great deal of selection. Chateau Grand Traverse has become a regular stop for me when I'm visiting the wineries.

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