CGT Lifestyle

There’s more than just our wines

CGT Lifestyle


At Chateau Grand Traverse, we encourage you to Uncork Your North. Uncork a bottle of your favorite wine, uncork memories made around the bonfire, uncork your favorite meals shared with friends, uncork toes in the sand and days spent on the beach, uncork snow covered trails and paths not yet taken, uncork what makes you smile, and uncork everything northern Michigan has to offer.

Life, as well as winemaking, in northern Michigan is meant to be enjoyed and experienced by all. Whether you’re an internationally trained Sommelier, a seasoned Michigander, or you’re visiting a winery for the very first time, you’re in the right place! In this section, you’ll find our blog, which covers every topic, ranging from the meaning and importance of ‘terroir’, to how to pair your wine with tacos, in addition to visitor testimonials, wine pairings, and our social feed. Still looking for more? Visit us on Old Mission Peninsula any time and our highly trained staff will be there to walk you through a tasting, help you find the right wine for a special occasion, or answer any questions you might have about our award-winning wines or northern Michigan winemaking!

So, whether you’re joining us in our tasting room or enjoying your favorite bottle from the comfort of home, we invite you to grab a glass, un-hurry, unwind, and Uncork Your North.

CGT Blog

Want to know what is the best wine storage & serving temperature? Curious about how to clean wine glasses in the dishwasher without breaking them? Want to know the best wine to pair with tacos? We’ve got you covered on that and more, with tips, tricks and everything else you want to know about CGT.

Grand Traverse Region

The greater Grand Traverse region offers miles of spectacular shoreline and gorgeous sandy beaches, an abundance of outdoor activities, including lake and stream fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, hiking and biking, eco-tours, golf, horseback riding, romantic dinners and numerous drives to small towns and scenic attractions.

Wine Parings

Looking for the perfect dish to pair with your Barrel Fermented Chardonnay? Or the right dessert to serve with our Cherry Port? You’ve come to the right place. Use our wine paring tool to get ideas for the perfect combination.

Keep up with CGT on Instagram

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  • The spectacular view is second only to their superb wine. They make my favorite summer wine, the Late Harvest Chardonnay. They make my favorite hostess gift, Cherry Riesling. Their Barrel fermented Chardonnay is memorable and their staff is very accommodating and helpful. CGT does everything right and I absolutely love becoming out of town guests to their winery because they never disappoint!

    Maggie Smith Visitor
  • This was my first time wine tasting and was so pleased with the helpfulness of our consultant! Loved the gift shop area and the view is spectacular. CGT is a must-stop on your wine tasting tour of Old Mission Peninsula.

    Caron McDonald Visitor
  • Let me tell about this wonderful winery. We were there today in the heat of the cherry festival and their staff was not only personable but knowledgeable. Two to five groups of people and everyone had wine in their glass. And on top of that their team tag teamed the groups so their team work was impeccable. The wine was fantastic but the atmosphere made it divine.

    Katrina Meyers Visitor
  • We stayed at the Inn for our first wedding anniversary. The staff was fantastic! We had such an amazing time and the views are breath-taking. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a great weekend getaway.

    Brianna Witte Guest
  • We stayed there one night and it was beatiful. Our room was perfectly clean and the whole Inn was cozy. The staff was super friendly, I even left my coat behind and they mailed it back. We can't wait to return.

    Slow Steveo Guest