Northern Michigan’s premier winery and vineyard destination

Located on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula, in Traverse City, Michigan, our family owned and operated winery is proud to offer guests a complete Northern Michigan wine country experience including premium wine tasting, winery tours, lodging and a beautiful setting.  Chateau Grand Traverse is a must-see on your Michigan wine tour!

Tour our bustling wine cellar and witness first-hand premium wine production from the vine to the bottle.  Our gracious staff will provide a relaxed environment in which to sample our regionally distinctive, award-winning wines. Above all, visitors will simply marvel at the incredible beauty that surrounds them with landscaping, rolling vineyards, some of the best bay views and stunning daily sunsets.

Located eight miles north of Traverse City, Michigan on Center Road (M-37) we welcome you to a world-class winery experience.

Wine Tasting Information

Wine tastings are offered daily, year-round in our Old Mission Tasting Room. Enjoy the beautiful Northern Michigan wine country while our friendly and knowledgeable staff walk you through the wine tasting experience. Wine tastings are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, and no reservations are required.  If you are visiting with a group, please click here for our group policy and information.

Signature wine tastingSignature Wine Tasting –  Your choice of up to five tastes of our Signature Wines. CGT Signature Wines represent our flagship, popularly priced wines ranging from dry to sweet, light to full bodied, and everything in between.  Don’t be shy… we’ve got something for everyone!  $3.00 for five tastes.

Reserve Wine TastingReserve Wine Tasting – A specialty wine tasting offering up to five tastes of any current release wines, including our Reserve Wines. CGT Reserve wines include those that are limited production, single vineyard, and/or winery exclusive. This option allows you to open up the doors of possibility and try something new, hard to find, and uniquely CGT. $5.00 for five tastes.

We understand that our guests would like to visit several wineries while touring the Traverse City area, and that the wine tasting experience can become costly. Therefore we offer a $3.00 purchase credit, allowing our guests to redeem their tasting fee upon the purchase of a bottle of wine. We are also proud to offer complimentary wine tours year round.  We look forward to seeing you for a taste, tour, or visit!the patio at Chateau Grand Traverse on Old Mission Peninsula

The Patio at CGT

Unhurry, unworry, unwind, and uncork the beauty of what’s around you. The Patio at CGT offers stunning views of our oldest vineyard, planted over 40 years ago. Enjoy house made bites such as distinctive charcuterie, crackers and spreads, or spiced Mediterranean olives – all crafted to pair with our wines. The covered, heated portion of the Patio offers a unique three-season area to savor wine by the glass or a flight while surrounded by the beauty of Michigan wine country.

Explore our Tasting Sheet

View our Patio Menu

Read our winery FAQ’s

CGT Wine Club

The Inn

Great Outdoors Series

Welcome to Chateau Grand Traverse

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