Uncork Your North | Our Best Wines for Summer Vibes

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Best Summer Wines

Let’s be honest – wine tastes great during any time of the year. Yet each of our wines shines brightest during a certain season. Let us help you pair those late summer evenings or days on the beach with great wine.

What are the best summer wines? Well, that depends on what you’re in the mood for. Whether it’s wine after a hike or by the campfire, Chateau Grand Traverse has the perfect summer wine for the occasion.

Best Wine for the Beach, Your Porch or a Summer Party

Serve these wines lightly chilled in a glass. Mason jars and mugs work too – we won’t judge.

  • Pinot Grigio
    With floral and citrus notes, a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio is the perfect choice for summertime barbeques or picnics. Pair it with chicken or seafood to give the meal more depth and character.
  • Ship of Fools
    There’s no better wine to drink on a boat! As waves lap the hull and the sun dips below the horizon, the Ship of Fools entertains with a dry, lingering finish and soft acidity. Whether you’re the captain or just along for the ride, you’re bound to have a good time. All aboard!
  • Etcetera Rosé
    That perfect rosy hue! A bottle of rosé just looks like summer. Our unique blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc creates a well-balanced wine that’s at home on the patio or sipped from your favorite lookout.
  • Gamay Noir
    A light red wine is a great change of pace in the midst of summer, when whites seem to dominate. Elegant and robust yet not overbearing, this light red wine is perfect to pair with beef or venison throughout the summer when a white wine just won’t cut it.
  • Dry Riesling
    Apple, pear, citrus – take all the flavors and smells with you this summer in a bottle of our Dry Riesling. This clean, dry, crisp Riesling is a refreshing companion to bring on your next summer adventure, wherever it may be.

Summer Sampler

Summer up north is best with a glass of wine in hand. Kick off summer on a good note with a bottle of wine from Chateau Grand Traverse.

A trip to our tasting room is a great way to spend a weekend touring Old Mission Peninsula and sampling great wine. Ready for the best summer yet? Come grab a bottle!