Wines of the Great Outdoors

A toast to Michigan state parks, trails, and waterways

Wines of the Great Outdoors

Supporting Michigan’s State Parks, Trails, and Waterways.

Chateau Grand Traverse Winery is proud to announce a partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as we bring the best of Michigan’s natural resources—agricultural and recreational—together for the benefit of our residents and visitors.

CGT winemaker Bernd Croissant has crafted these wines in three of our most popular styles to tastefully represent our state’s unique natural resources. Through this unique pilot project, Chateau Grand Traverse will donate approximately 50% of net profits to the DNR to support our Great Outdoors.

How you can support the project:

•  Look for the wines at your favorite wine retailer in Michigan  •

•  Order online  •

•  Visit the CGT Tasting Room in Traverse City for a taste of the Wines of the Great Outdoors  •

•  Vote for the project you’d like funds to support  •

•  Plan a visit to Michigan’s State Parks, Trails, or Waterways  •

•  Take and share a picture enjoying your wine with the hashtag: #MIGreatOutdoors  •

•  Enjoy with friends and family and cheers to Michigan’s Great Outdoors!  •

Your outdoors, your vote.

When it comes to Michigan’s natural resources, both agricultural and recreational, we have so many reasons to be proud. Let’s toast our parks, trails and waterways with these three tribute wines. A portion of the proceeds will be used to help improve recreation in Michigan and you get to decide how!

Vote for the improvements you would like to see made with funds from our Wines of the Great Outdoors campaign:



A vote for this is a vote for improving recycling options in Michigan state parks. Funds will purchase additional recycling bins in parks that don’t currently recycle.


Natural Playgrounds

Vote for the creation of playgrounds that celebrate play options in nature, and are designed for children of all physical abilities.


Tree Replacement

From Belle Isle to the Upper Peninsula, Michigan’s forests have been hit with several devastating diseases and infestations. Vote to plant new trees to grow into the next generation.

Thank you for helping CGT support Michigan’s wonderful recreational and agricultural resources.

Wines of the Great Outdoors: Vote
Vote for the project you'd like funds to support. *

Program Sponsor

Pryor Design has generously provided label, packaging and promotional design for the Wines of the Great Outdoors campaign.