• Alyson Lemerand

3 Wineries to visit in Traverse City

Are you headed to Traverse City for a long weekend? Here are three wineries you should visit while in Traverse City! First, you should stop at Chateau Chantal. This winery is in the old mission peninsula, just about twelve miles north of Traverse City. They offer wine tastings, wine dinners, and have a bed and breakfast. They have two patios with a beautiful view of the Grand Traverse Bay! Currently, due to COVID-19, they have changed some of their policies. They are still open daily, Sunday through Wednesday from 11 am-5 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. They require you to make a reservation for everything, and they are running at fifty percent capacity. Current wine reservations are limited to four people per group. Still, groups with over four people who have members that are not part of your immediate household and cannot maintain social distance must wear a mask at all times. Next, you should visit Bowers Harbor Vineyards, which is also on the old mission peninsula. They are currently open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 6 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11 am- 7 pm. Their indoor tasting room is currently closed to guests, and they are not doing wine tastings. They are still offering outdoor seating, wine by the glass, wine flights, and curbside service. They are currently allowing up to six guests per reservation; any larger groups will be split up. Lastly, you should stop at the Brys Estate Vineyard. This vineyard is 111 acres also in the old mission peninsula! Their daily hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm. You can reserve a table on the upper deck and patio; they only provide table service to those areas. You can also enjoy the new lawn bar, and no reservation is needed. Due to COVID-19, their wine tasting rooms are closed, but on the upper deck and patio, you can enjoy a new tasting tower. You can make reservations for the upper deck and patio for a party of up to six people; any bigger parties are welcome to go to the lawn bar!

For more information on Chateau Chantal visit: http://www.chateauchantal.com/

For more information on Bowers Harbor visit: https://www.bowersharbor.com/

For more information on Brys Estate VIneyard visit: https://www.brysestate.com/group

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