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Chateau Chantal • Old Mission Peninsula
15900 Rue De Vin, Traverse City, MI 49686
Located on a 65-acre ridge overlooking both east and west Grand Traverse Bays,
the winery and vineyards are located twelve miles north of Traverse City. The
Chateau has been designed to blend into the scenic environment and offers stunning
views of Grand Traverse Bay, which is divided by the narrow, 20-mile long, Old
Mission Peninsula. Because its geography and microclimate are sufficiently unique,
the region has designated Old Mission Peninsula as an American Viticulture Area.
The construction of the Chateau was completed in 1993. July of 2003 saw the completion of the expansion which added eight B&B units to the original three, and a 2,000 sq. ft. hospitality room equipped for executive retreats and events.
Chateau Chantal’s Great Room is open to the public for tastings all year round. We offer a wide variety of wines — from very dry to lightly sweet. Each of our hand—crafted wines is produced under our winemaker’s meticulous supervision from vineyard to bottle. Vineyard development began in 1983 when sweet and tart cherry orchards were replaced with grafted grape vines of the vinifera species — the same type grown along other parts of the 45th parallel in the Bordeaux region of France. Acreage is planted with Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Meunier. Our wines have won several awards, including six gold medals at the 2009 Taster’s Guild International.
Our bed & breakfast accommodations offer an ambiance unlike any other in the Midwest. Our suites and select rooms each include a private bath, whirlpool tubs, modern amenities, the coziness of a secluded retreat, breathtaking views, a full gourmet breakfast, and access to the Chateau’s Great Room, a full conference room, 2 fireplaces and wine tasting bar.
Learn more about our wines here: Chateau Chantal Winery