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Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

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Address: 12239 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone Number: +1 231-938-6120
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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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Nice wine tasting

We loved the late harvest riesling wine that we tasted here! Nice wine tasting. It's a spacious setting with quite a few wines to choose from and other merchandise as well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We loved the late harvest riesling wine that we tasted here! Nice wine tasting. It's a spacious setting with quite a few wines to choose from and other merchandise as well. Friendly hosts that explain the wines.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We discovered this winery 1.5 years ago and returned today to restock. The tastings are fun and inexpensive (5 wines for $3 or $5 depending on selections). We purchased the cherry riesling as well as a couple of other favorites. But we also added a few new selections based on today's tasting. If you purchase, $3 per tasting is deducted... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have stayed in the bed and breakfast several times. We love the atmosphere. It's cleanand comfortable. We love staying here at the end of August. It's a frequent anniversary weekend. The overview of the orchard is beautiful. Their wine is excellent and I love the amenities in the bed and breakfast.

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Sometimes I pass on entering-the lines are so bad-but the wines are really some of the best tasting! this is why 4 rather than 5 stars

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North Riverside, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We found this to be a very good winery. They have a large selection of wines to choose from and I would say that I enjoyed most of the choices. The tasting staff seemed to be very busy and did not put alot of time into explaining the wines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Love the view from this winery! Their charge to taste is reasonable as they apply it to your purchase. Usually a great selection and some are reasonably priced. Staff seem well versed about the wines, grapes, etc.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time just remember to pace yourself. Enjoyed the wine and the help was outstanding. View of vineyard was awesome

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Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Like most wineries in the area. They charge for wine tasting. The Grand Traverse wine tasting is reasonable. They two rates, one is for sampling reserve stock. We found most of their wines very pleasant and flavorable. Should you choose to purchase wines after tasting they will provide a coupon for the bottle purchase. We purchased serveral of the wines... More 

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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wasn't to sure when we walked in it was 1/2 hour before closing time but the staff was very welcoming. Wine was enjoyable and our server was a very nice young man who didn't rush us thru the tasting. The Reisling was very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

One of the larger tasting rooms. A huge selection of wine available for tasting and purchase. (Remember, like many of the wineries, the wine is cheaper to purchase at the local supermarket (Tom's) than it is direct from the winery). The tour is short but interesting. It provides a good behind the scenes insight into the wine making process.

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