Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn, Traverse City

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#2 of 59 in Wineries in Michigan
Experience the charm of Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn, situated atop the ridge of the Old Mission Peninsula. This site encompasses a winery, tasting room, vineyards, private home sites, and a bed and breakfast. Schedule a tour and tasting of the chateau's variety of wines, made on site. You'll learn about winemaking practices in Michigan and enjoy the company's Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. If you'd like to explore more than just wine, you can take a cooking class here. Explore all 26 hectares (65 acres) of farmland and the family-owned bed and breakfast, which opened in 1993. To visit Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn and get the most from your holiday in Traverse City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Traverse City vacation planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This place is beautiful and calm and as the breeze distracts you from the hot sun, the atmosphere reminds you of how beautiful life is. The wine here is okay. I think the view and the building are so ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    We stopped at Chateau Chantal at someone's recommendation. The property and scenery is breathtaking. Unfortunately, not long after we arrived a downpour began and we couldn't enjoy the patio for long....  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    Don't miss this winery! The outside seating is such a great place to enjoy the views of the vineyards and lake. Even if you don't like the wine, go for the experience. You won't be disappointed!  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    My wife and I went here for a wine tasting and tour. We lucked out in that we scheduled 2 spots on a group tour but were the only ones to sign up so it became a private one. We are not really wine drinkers so we weren't sure what to expect. Our tour guide, Bill, was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about the whole process. He broke it down so even we felt like experts leaving the tour. The tasting was definitely the highlight though as it's in a beautiful private room with great views of the grape fields. We got a little tipsy off the samples as you get 5-6 pours depending on your selection but there were plenty of areas to relax, take in the scenic views, and visit to let the wine sit a little. The only disappointment was that it was a black out date for the dinner service and that you have to schedule a dinner experience well in advance. It gives us something to look forward to when we come back though.
  • June 28, 2017
    Stopped in for a wine tasting. The selection was great and the Bubbly Cherry was our favorite of all the wineries on the peninsula. The views are great and they have a solar farm with live generation stats on a monitor.
  • May 21, 2017
    Beautifully placed building atop a large hill next to the ocean. Went in for a wine tasting and was given six tastings and a glass for a reasonable price. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly but the wines were not all the impressive. Many lacked any depth but the scenery makes up for it.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great experience with the staff. They provided great recommendations for wine during our tasting. The wine was great although some bottles were a bit pricey. The view was impeccable.
  • July 7, 2017
    Beautiful scenery. Excellent wine. Everything was fantastic! I would highly recommend this place and can't wait to come back.

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