Wineries of Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula

Wineries of Michigan's Old Mission PeninsulaOld Mission Peninsula Wine Trail

1. 2 Lads Winery
16985 Smokey Hollow Road
Old Mission Peninsula
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231)223-7722
The contemporary design of the Two Lads winery and tasting room is unique among Michigan wineries, capturing the fresh perspective and boldness of the wines produced there. The building features simple lines and broad expanses of glass accented by corrugated steel, stone and concrete. A poured concrete serving counter is positioned so visitors can enjoy the commanding view of the East Bay while tasting 2 Lads wine. Bold accent colors convey vitality while natural wood details provide warmth and a connection to the surrounding vineyards. 2 Lads specializes in full-bodied, new world style red wines with sparking and white wines to round out the offerings. Our May - October hours are Monday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm; our November - April hours are Monday - Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.

2. Chateau Chantal
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49684
Toll Free: (800)969-4009
Phone: (231)223-4110
Chateau Chantal is a 65-acre estate located on the Old Mission Peninsula in one of the most scenic areas of the Great Lakes. It is a unique destination that combines vineyards & winery, a bed & breakfast, winding roads, fresh air & kind company, all of which serve to create a retreat into the Old World. We offer tours, wine tasting, seasonal entertainment, year-round lodging, & over 12 hand-crafted wines that are in keeping with the area's growing reputation for exceptional hospitality, fine foods & superb wines! The Chateau sits high atop a ridge near the northern end of the Old Mission Peninsula offering stunning views of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bays. Our winemaker's meticulous supervision & because of Michigan's varied weather patterns, you'll find a wide variety of wines from very dry to lightly sweet, produced from the same vineyard blocks. Chateau Chantal is open daily all year with tasting are held in the Chateau's great room or in the wine cellar.

3. Bowers Harbor Vineyards
2896 Bowers Habor Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49689
Toll Free: (800)616-7615
Phone: (231)223-7615
We invite you to visit our family-run boutique winery, featuring panoramic views of Lake Michigan's historic Bowers Harbor. Our 43-acre estate's proximity to the water creates ideal conditions for growing Vinifera grapes. Visit Bowers Harbor Vineyards and enjoy the epic views, award-winning wines, and friendly, informative staff. We specialize in award-winning and estate Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and meritage blends. Taste, Learn and Enjoy!

4. Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
3309 Blue Water Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Reservations: (231)223-9303
Phone: (231)223-9303
Fax: (231)223-9304
Situated on 80 acres on Old Mission Peninsula with breathtaking views of the East Grand Traverse Bay, Brys Estate, a boutique winery began with the planting of 32 acres of European vinifera grapes in 2001. The vineyard consists of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Brys Estate wines are fully estate grown and bottled. Using the highest quality standards, we hand pick our grapes and handcraft our single vineyard, small batch wines. Attention is given to every detail as we crush, ferment, age and bottle our wines. We have won over 220 medals in International and local wine competitions since opening in 2005, including three medals in the esteemed 2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, as well as the 2009 Hardings Cup for the best Cab Franc in Michigan and the 2006 Wine Literary Award in San Francisco for "Best New Red Wine Discovery" for our 2005 Cabernet Franc. Visitors will delight in a pure Michigan experience as they wind their way past the 1890's renovated farmhouse, barn turned into a storybook guest cottage, lush gardens and vineyards as they make their way to the state-of-the-art winery. Visit our unique old-world brick and mahogany tasting room that offers views into our vaulted International barrel and cask rooms, where our red wines are aged in traditional French oak barrels.

5. Chateau Grand Traverse
12239 Center Road
Old Mission Peninsula
Traverse City, MI 49686-8558
Reservations: (231)223-9484
Toll Free: (800)283-0247
Phone: (231)223-7355
Fax: (231)223-4105
With stunning views, a modern wine making facility, and over 120 acres of estate vineyards, this is the oldest and largest winery on the Old Mission Peninsula. Owned and operated by the O’Keefe family, this pioneering winery is internationally known for producing outstanding Rieslings of consistent high quality and value. Offering guided winery tours, a well-appointed tasting room, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff, visitors will enjoy a complete winery experience. The Winery Inn offers six guest rooms overlooking the vineyards and Grand Traverse Bay. Offering complimentary wine tasting and guided winery tours.

6. Peninsula Cellars
11480 Center Road (M-37)
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231)933-9787
Fax: (231)223-4035
A family owned winery producing regionally expressive wines. Varieties include Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir. Peninsula Cellars also produces apple and cherry wines. All wines are made from locally grown fruit, with over 90% of the fruit grown on the Old Mission Peninsula.

7. Hawthorne Vineyards
1000 Camino Maria Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231)929-4206
Hawthorne Vineyards is a pristine vineyard and tasting room destination just four miles from Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. The 80 acre site is nestled into a ridge above Peninsula Drive with postcard views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays. Hand crafted wines are created from the vineyard’s acreage of Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Lemberger, Gamay, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. Surrounding traffic and disruptions vanish as guests make their way up the winding private drive to the most peaceful and serene vineyard destination on Old Mission. Open seasonally, May-October.

8. Black Star Farms
360 McKinley Rd. East
Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: (231)944-1300
Black Star Farms Old Mission, sits just off scenic M-37 among the rolling hills and gorgeous views of East Grand Traverse Bay. The former home of locally renown Underwood Farm market now houses a beautiful tasting room and state of the art wine making and distilling facility. The tasting room boasts a round bar constructed from wine barrels, a cozy fireplace, and a knowledgeable and friendly staff. You can taste many of our award-winning wines and brandies, all of which express the regional nature of northwest Michigan. Black Star Farms Old Mission is an extension of Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. The tasting room is open May to November: Mon. – Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-5. November to April: Mon. – Sun. 11 – 5. Closed Tuesdays January 1st – April 1st. For group tours or other information contact tasting room manager Andy Jacobson.

Jutting north between the azure arms of Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay lies Old Mission Peninsula. 

Situated at the globe's 45th parallel this area is unique in being almost exclusively planted in the traditional European grape varieties. Discover the beauty of the Old Mission Peninsula and experience its award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, sparkling varieties and the prestigious ice wines. Click here for more information on the Old Mission Peninsula Trail.