Bonobo Winery, Traverse City

3.6
#10 of 13 in Wineries in Traverse City
Bonobo Winery located at 12011 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan and within ten miles of downtown Traverse City is the ninth and newest winery on the very popular Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Bonobo Winery is a one-of-a-kind, experience-rich purveyor of artisan wines. The tasting room and processing facility opened in December of 2014. Wines are estate-grown and made on site; they will be high quality and limited in quantity.

Varietals to include: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Bonobo Winery is a unique place to visit for a glass of wine, a light snack, a tasting or special event. With amazing views, excellent wines and a rustic yet, elegant atmosphere, Bonobo is a “must visit” for tourists and locals alike.

Bonobo Winery is bringing an approachable new appreciation of Michigan wines and wineries to all who visit. It is welcoming, not bewildering; relaxed, not rushed; glasses, not sips; sophisticated, not salesy. Bonobo is a place you can’t wait to get back to with wines you can’t wait to share with friends and family.

At Bonobo Winery the philosophy is to embrace the beauty, charm and sanctuary of Traverse City- home to several successful festivals, popular wineries and amazing restaurants, stunning scenic views, and limitless outdoor activities and attractions.

All staff of Bonobo Winery strives to help our guests get the most out of their visit to the area. This will include recommendations of wineries and restaurants to enjoy, natural and historic sites to visit, and activities to enjoy both on and off the area’s beautiful lakes.
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  • The most beautiful winery I’ve ever been in! The views are amazing, even in April. I can’t imagine what they look like in the summer and fall. The wines were excellent and the service was top notch!!  more »
  • Fun event and atmosphere for brunch. Crepes were delish with mimosas and friends by the fireside. One sweet and one savory were a nice balance.  more »
  • My husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine overlooking the beautiful beaches of Traverse City! Great, helpful knowledgeable staff.  more »
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  • Refreshingly outstanding personal service. Jill went above and beyond. She made sure we were happy and satisfied. Great job! This is a must see establishment.
  • This winery had a great patio and space overlooking the vinyard. Got a couple of glasses of wine for a tasting, however their wines tend to be on the dryer side, not as sweet. The small plates were excellent and the perfect amount of food for a quick bite in between wine tastings.
  • We had a pass for a private tasting and tour - and it was awesome. Coleman was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He's a great representative of the place. The variety was amazing and the flavors really come through. It's a growing winery but still very personal.
  • We're back, love the views, love the building and love the wine. Todd and Carter have done it right. Go sparty.
  • Beautiful tasting room. Atmosphere relaxing and love outdoor space. Food is delicious. Most servers are kind, patient and knowledgeable. However, on more than one occasion in the last week we have experienced an unwelcoming and unfriendly server. This was also an experience another close friend had this summer and they left without tasting. It’s too bad as on the whole we love it there and love your later hours. When we walk in and see this server we do what we can to avoid her.
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