Hawthorne Vineyards

Hawthorne Vineyards, Traverse City: Hours, Address, Hawthorne Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Hawthorne Vineyards
4.5
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Hawthorne Vineyards is a friendly boutique vineyard and tasting room destination just four miles North of Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. We're passionate about making finely crafted, small production quality wines from our estate fruit. Our 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays. Hand crafted wines are created from the vineyard’s acreage of Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Lemberger, Gamay, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Riesling. Surrounding traffic and disruptions vanish as guests make their way up the winding private drive to the most peaceful and serene vineyard destination on Old Mission.
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IwantoliveinEurope
Tampa, FL244 contributions
Jul 2017
As my family visited Traverse City, we knew we had to make a stop at a winery. We found a fabulous Groupon for this winery and decided to give it a try. It was fabulous. From beginning to end, the staff was attentive and very knowledgeable as well as friendly. We had the full tasting experience for four. After our tastings, we were treated to a full pour as well as a meat/cheese tray to enjoy on their patio. It was a cool afternoon and the sun was shining. It was the perfect ending to our exploration of the peninsula. Hawthorne is just a little bit off the major road. Easy off and easily access to get back. Well worth the price.
Written July 20, 2017
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Gary s
9 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
After doing a tasting yesterday at another Vinyard with very little charm, it was a pleasure to find Hawthorne Vineyards. Close in to Traverse City, they have great views overlooking their vineyards, and the bay. the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Sharon helped us, described each of the wines in detail we were tasting, and was just a pleasure to work with. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Written September 5, 2016
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MichiganMom71
Clarkston, MI412 contributions
Aug 2020
We have loved the Hawthorne Reserve Merlot downstate and had to try other reds here. We were very impressed with their wines overall. The tasting room is open but you take your flights out back, under a tent, and the atmosphere is lovely. Great visit.
Written August 17, 2020
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mmputbrese
Midland, MI2 contributions
Sep 2018
This place is very pretty, the wine was fine but the service was very slow. At the end we asked if they had been busy all day (wondering if the chaos and disorder was due to a frazzled staff) and our server proceeded to tell us three times how “retarded” it was that so many buses come through the area. If she had done this earlier I would have asked for a refund and left. Completely inappropriate, insensitive, and ridiculous.
Written September 29, 2018
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As the manager of Hawthorne Vineyards, you have my apologies for the poor service you received on Saturday, September 29th. More importantly, I am I sincerely sorry for the fact that this employee did not chose her words carefully when talking to you. This language is not accepted at Hawthorne as it is very insensitive and hurtful. I have narrowed it down to whom this employee is and will address this with her. Saturday's in September and October are the busiest time of year at all the wineries and we do our best to manage the traffic and provide the best service possible. Please accept my apologies and we do hope you will give Hawthorne Vineyards a second chance. Jan Van Maanen
Written October 4, 2018
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Donna
Toledo, OH30 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We came back to this winery because it had some very good wines the last visit. However, this time the wines were still good but the customer service was lacking. For a while we were the only ones at the tasting counter yet Erica spent a lot of time with her head down focused on something below our view. Several times we had to repeat our questions because she wasn't paying attention to us. Too bad, it's a beautiful view of the bay, and their Cherry Wine and Reserve Chardonnay are just outstanding.
Written October 10, 2017
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Thank you for returning to Hawthorne Vineyards. We agree with you that our Cherry wine and Reserve Chardonnay are outstanding and our views of the bays are beautiful. As the manager of Hawthorne, I apologize for the lack of customer service given by Erica. She is probably one of the best employees we have at Hawthorne who takes pride in her customer service skills. Since I was not there I cannot tell you what she might have otherwise been focused on, but I can assure you that if you were to return you would have a completely different experience. Please accept my apology and we do hope to see you again!
Written October 24, 2017
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Donna K
Ortonville, MI130 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This location is beautiful. Well manicured. Many seating areas. Views of both bays. Clean. Abuzz with August’s hornets. And the wines...of our 9 wine tastings, 4 wines were pretty okay.
Written August 27, 2021
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Carrie
Marco Island, FL6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The service was as dry as the wine. Don’t waste your time with this place. The wine hostess seemed inconvenienced that our party of 8 didn’t call ahead.
Written August 30, 2019
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LadyJay89
Indianapolis, IN94 contributions
Aug 2019
You can't go wrong at stopping at this place to sample some wines. They have a beautiful view. Would highly recommend sitting outside and just taking it all in. You won't be disappointed!
Written August 26, 2019
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Angela M
Rockford, IL52 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Out of the six wineries we visited, this was one of our two favorites. Smaller and not as commercialized as some. Had great wine pourer, Ruth Ann, who was super personable and friendly. She made the experience. The view coming up the drive was gorgeous. I like smaller wineries like this one.
Written October 29, 2017
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tamaradu
Swartz Creek, MI1 contribution
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful vineyard and peaceful setting to enjoy a romantic meal. Carolyn was wonderful. There is a awesome outdoor deck where you can see both sides of the bay. It's a must see when going to traverse city.
Written June 29, 2017
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM