Traverse City Wineries: Explore Chateau Grand Traverse

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You may have heard that Traverse City is home to several world-class wineries, including Chateau Grand Traverse, located in the heart of beautiful Old Mission Peninsula.

But did you know your experience at Chateau Grand Traverse doesn’t have to end with a wine tasting? From relaxing on the patio to overnight stays at our on-site inn, Chateau Grand Traverse offers the ultimate northern Michigan wine country experience.

As the first winery in the region, CGT is an essential Traverse City destination and even getting here is an experience in its own! Vineyards, orchards, and scenic overlooks shape the scenic drive to CGT and set the perfect tone for a day of wine tasting. Use the map below to plan your own Traverse City wine tour and stop in to see everything CGT has to offer.

Traverse City Wineries Map: Exploring Old Mission Peninsula

There are more than 40 wineries across the Traverse City region. That group includes 10 impressive wineries on Old Mission Peninsula, including Chateau Grand Traverse.

Explore the different wineries on the map below to start planning your visit. And make sure to visit us!

Experience Wine Country at CGT

With so much to offer, there isn’t a better northern Michigan wine experience than a visit to Chateau Grand Traverse. Here’s what makes CGT the ultimate stop:

Wine Tasting

Our tasting room offers five tastes of our current release wines, including Reserve Wines. If you’ve never been here before, a tasting at CGT introduces your taste buds to quintessential northern Michigan wines and allows you to explore types of wines that are new to you. No matter what your wine knowledge or experience is, our expertly trained staff is here to help you make the most of your visit. Tastings are $8 per person for 5 half-ounce samples and no reservations are required. The tasting room also offers a wide array of gifts, merchandise, and wine products!

Check out our current tasting sheet.

The Patio

Don’t let your experience end in the tasting room. Order a glass of your favorite wine from the tasting and take it to our patio, which offers you and your friends breathtaking vineyard views along with tasty charcuterie, crackers and spreads, and trail mix. Our friendly staff can pair your wine with the perfect snack; not to mention our snacks are now served in recyclable to-go containers so you can enjoy them wherever your adventures take you!

The Inn

Located next to our vineyard, The Inn at Chateau Grand Traverse is the cherry on top for the ultimate Traverse City wine tour experience. Imagine yourself relaxing with your morning coffee, taking in the stunning views of our vineyards, West Grand Traverse Bay, and Bowers Harbor Park. With six impressive guest rooms, which include a complimentary bottle of wine each night you stay, the Inn is perfect for small groups looking to enjoy a unique stay in wine country.

One of the Best Wineries in Traverse City

We like to think our wine is pretty great (and our guests agree!), but it’s also nice to receive some additional validation from the industry. Our 2019 Dry Riesling and 2018 Gamay Noir Limited just won gold medals at the 2021 International Eastern Wine Competition.

To enjoy our award-winning wine, you can purchase bottles online and have them shipped to most states. We’d rather see your smiling face, though! Plan your visit today for a world-class wine tasting experience.