We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A must visit”

Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This winery really has some great wine and a large variety plus lots of things in their store to purchase. They even offer samples of some local jams/jellies and condiments. They have tastings for $3 and they give you a coupon for $3 off a bottle of wine so you really can't go wrong. The tasting area isn't huge so if they are busy you might have to wait in line but at least it's organized. They have a beautiful fireplace inside which was nice since the day we went it was cold and snowy!

Thank KAREN S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (194)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"gamay noir"
in 9 reviews
"tasting room"
in 21 reviews
"free tour"
in 6 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 25 reviews
"nice selection of wines"
in 3 reviews
"reserve wines"
in 2 reviews
"late harvest riesling"
in 7 reviews
"corporate feel"
in 2 reviews
"tasting center"
in 2 reviews
"great wine"
in 12 reviews
"wine making process"
in 4 reviews
"tasting fee"
in 5 reviews
"old mission peninsula"
in 12 reviews
"gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"dry riesling"
in 2 reviews
"buy a bottle"
in 3 reviews
"fun visit"
in 2 reviews
Filter

2 - 6 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This winery had lots of tasty and affordable wines. There was a line for the tastings but we were able to look at items in the gift store while we waited. Afterwards we ordered a glass of wine and sat outside to enjoy the view. We would return!

Thank Audryl9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This is Mission Pennisula's oldest winery. The founder Ed O'keefe has quite a history associated with this winery. It's success did not come easy nor at a cheap price. But now, you would never know. The selection of wines are pretty broad such that there should be something for everyone. The DNR wines are also pretty good---love the "Water" wine. They have an inn that is marvelous to stay, we stay every summer for at least 10 days and it is the best bargain for the money in TC during peak tourism.

Thank statetrumpet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Always enjoy our stop and this year was no exception. Our server, Tom, was knowledgeable and informative. Very relaxed, not too busy, and a beautiful summer day made for a great stop. Reasonably priced and alot to choose from.

Thank 61tmd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our sweetest day weekend and it was great! We took the 1:00 winery tour and got to see inside the building and the guide told us how they make their wines! Definitely worth it, plus it was FREE! We didn’t do the tasting cause the line was ridiculous so we opted to go outside and order some wine flights and some of the brick oven pizza. Our pizza came out quick, 10 mins, but the crust was black! Not good at all! I’ve had brick oven pizza before and I know sometimes the crust is more well done, but this was burnt all over. That’s the only reason I didn’t give 5 stars! But we will definitely be back!

Thank Cristina P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CGTwines, Marketing Coordinator at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour and visit to the winery. We're sorry to hear that your pizza wasn't to your liking, as this was a special we were running on Saturday, but we hope you'll visit again and try some of our other patio bites!

Cheers!
Megan
Chateau Grand Traverse
Marketing Coordinator

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Chateau Grand Traverse Winery also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Chateau Grand Traverse Winery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing