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Event Calendar

January 14, 2017 10:00am

WOMP Winter Warm Up


Winter Warm Up

Baby, it's cold outside....
Save the Date!
Saturday, January 14, 2017
10am–5pm

Beat the winter blues with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Savor delectable comfort food creations paired with wine – a duo sure to warm the insides. A variety of Old Mission Peninsula-based restaurants and businesses are getting in on the fun, too. They'll offer dining and retail specials for event guests. Make it a weekend retreat!

Tickets, which include a souvenir glass, are on sale 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE for $20 or $25 the day of (if available). Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. (DD ticketholders do not receive a souvenir glass, but tickets do include food and non-alcoholic beverages.)

Call 231.223.9303 with any specific event questions.

Spread the warmth! During the event, use #WOMPWinterWarmUp when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media and you could win WOMP swag!


January 14, 2017 6:00pm

Burgundy Theme Wine Education Dinner at Chateau Chantal

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

6:00 Optional Tour
6:30 Dinner Seating

Special bottle prices this night only!

Chef Reuban Rosales presents a "St. Vincent" Burgundy Wine Dinner at Chateau Chantal.  Every January, the French winemakers in the region of Burgundy celebrate their patron saint with a spectacle of marching, wine drinking and feasting. 

Join us for our Northern Michigan version of the celebration featuring cuisine of the Burgundy region paired with our own Northern Michigan wines.  Like the region of Burgundy,we feature fantastic Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that pair delightfully with this rustic winter cuisine.

Call 1-800-969-4009 for further information or book online here.


January 21, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - 5 Basic Cooking Techniques

21 Jan 2017
Chef Reuben Rosales
12:30-4:30pm

5 Basic Cooking Techniques

Get back to the basics as Chef Reuben Rosales touches on all styles of cooking. Learn the importance and purpose of methods like braising, grilling, poaching, blanching, baking, and sautéing. Work with dishes like braised short ribs, grilled hanger steak, poached salmon and much more.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.

 

 


January 21, 2017 5:00pm

Winter Delights at Lake Michigan College

  It will be a Pure Michigan wine lover’s paradise when a collection of Michigan wineries come together in one location for the premier winter wine tasting event in southwestern Michigan.  Great wine, delicious culinary treats, and fun entertainment will take the chill off a winter evening.  Admission includes festival glass, 10 wine tastings, $10 of food tickets, and an evening of entertainment.  Designated driver admission includes festival glass, 2 non-alcoholic drinks, $10 of food tickets, and an evening of entertainment.  This is a 21 and older event.

$35 in advance
$40 day of event
$20 designated driver tickets


January 28, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Handmade Pasta and Authentic Homemade Sauces

Handmade Pasta and Authentic Homemade Sauces

Sat - Jan 28 12:30 PM-4:30 PM $95

Pique the interest of the Italian that resides in all of us as you travel with Chef Reuben Rosales through the process of handmade pasta. Learn the individual noodle techniques and the purpose of certain sauces. Discover why certain sauces goes better with certain pasta through dishes like ravioli, tortellini, fettuccini, and spaghetti.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.


February 18, 2017 10:00am

WOMP Romancing the Riesling

Romancing the Riesling

It's a love affair!
Save the date!
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10am–5pm

This annual event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is most celebrated. Each winery pairs favorite Rieslings with a delectable food offering – all in honor of the famed grape. Fair warning: It may get a little lovey dovey – WOMP fans are crazy about their Rieslings!

Tickets are on sale online 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE and will be $20. If available, tickets will be on sale the day of for $25 each.


Peninsula restaurants and retailers will also be offering event specials! Please call 231.223.7355 with any specific event questions.

Spread the love! During the event, use #WOMPRomance when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media, and you could win WOMP swag!


February 18, 2017 6:00pm

Valentine's Wine Dinner

Saturday, February 18, 2017

6:00 winery tour, 6:30 dinner seating

A winery tour kicks off the evening at 6pm, with dinner seating at 6:30. Reservations are required at least a day in advance and can be made by calling 231-223-4110 or booking online.

Valentine's Dinner - each course paired with a different wine

Menu released closer to date.
 


February 25, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - French Cuisine

French Cuisine 

Sat - Feb 25, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM $95

Become French for a day as Chef Reuben Rosales walks with you through classics like salmon en croute with saffron cream sauce, ratatouille, baked Camembert with herbs and baguette topped with dried cranberries and nuts, moules marinieres (mussels in garlic white wine sauce), pan seared foie gras, coq au vin, and chocolate mousse.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.

 


March 4, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Authentic Mexican Cuisine with Chef Geoff Jones

Sat– Mar 4, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM  $95

Learn Authentic Mexican Cuisine with techniques and ingredients as if you were in Mexico!

Learn how to transform your kitchen into Mexico for a day as you learn dishes with Northwest Michigan College's very own Geoff Jones as he takes you on a journey south of the border learning dishes like camarones con sundried tomato mole, napoles en chipotle adobo, and authentic gorditas.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.


March 11, 2017 1:00am

Cooking Class - Mediterranean Seafood

Saturday, March 11, 2017
$95/person
12:30 to 4:30pm

Each hands-on cooking experience will leave you with a new mastery of your kitchen and it's tools and ingredients.  After preparing your menu items, enjoy tasting Chateau Chantal wines alongside your creations.

Experience the Fruits de la Mer of the Mediterranean Sea!

This region of the world support a vastly diverse culture and wide range of cuisines that all center on one bountiful body of water that provides the same diversity, yielding nearly every form of seafood imaginable.

Learn to cook and savor such great classics as Spanish Paella, Bouillabaisse from the south of France, Garithe me Fetta from Greece along with Tangines from Morroco, to mention a few. A wide variety of side dishes and compliments will also be explored.

Not a seafood fan? We will sneak in an alternative or two just for you!

Book online here


March 18, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Italian Cuisine

Italian Cuisine
Sat - March 18 12:30-4:30PM  $95

Impress your Italian in-laws by creating a feast that supersedes the same spaghetti you have served for the past three years. Go deeper into Italian cuisine with Chef Reuben Rosales exploring traditional dishes like risotto, homemade pizza, saltimbocca, osso bucco with creamy polenta, and bruschetta with fresh tomato, garlic and basil.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.


March 25, 2017 3:00pm

Wine Boot Camp

Wine Boot Camp

Sat - Mar 25, 3pm-Dinner   $95

By attending one of our wine seminars, you will get extensive experience pairing wine and food. You will also learn about wine, wine making, grape growing, and the art of wine tasting. Mark is a great storyteller, a non-intimidating wine instructor, and is adept at getting everyone involved. Sometimes his stories are even true!   Multi-course wine pairing dinner included.


April 1, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Creole & Cajun

Creole & Cajun Cuisine
Sat - April 1 12:30-4:30pm  $95

Explore Louisiana roots learning the differences between Cajun and Creole Cuisine with Chef Reuben Rosales. As you embark on your journey, practice the art of dishes like Crawfish Etouffé, Oyster Po’ Boy, Shrimp Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Red Beans and Rice, and Bananas Foster.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.


April 8, 2017 12:30pm

Cooking Class - Grilling is Good!

Grilling is Good!

Sat - April 8, 12:30-4:30pm  $95

Back by popular demand! Grilling is Good with Chef Reuben. Prepare for your best grilling summer ever. Get ready to pull out the grill, learn proper grill prep, how to choose your protein, and how to trim and cut your own steak off the loin.

Classes are intimate at 12 spots and will be interactive hands-on demonstrations where each student will create part of the menu and enjoy eating what they make.  $95 per person. (Bring an apron and your favorite sharp kitchen knife).

All classes are approximately four hours and hands-on. Class begins at 12:30pm-4:30pm and includes the enjoyment of your preparations paired with our wines during class.

Book online or call 231-223-4110 for reservations.

If classes are full, please call to be added to the wait list.

We offer two day cooking class packages:
Cooking Classes do not require a stay in our B&B. If you do wish to stay the weekend, however, the cost begins at $275 per person based on double occupancy, accommodation and double enrollment for the weekend stay including breakfast both Saturday and Sunday morning, cooking class on Saturday, and the opportunity to enjoy the food you prepare after class as well as wine tasting and a lodger cellar tour.


April 29, 2017 3:00pm

Wine Boot Camp

Wine Boot Camp

Sat-April 29, 3pm-Dinner  $95

By attending one of our wine seminars, you will get extensive experience pairing wine and food. You will also learn about wine, wine making, grape growing, and the art of wine tasting. Mark is a great storyteller, a non-intimidating wine instructor, and is adept at getting everyone involved. Sometimes his stories are even true!  

Multi-course wine paring dinner included.
 


May 13, 2017 10:00am

WOMP Blossom Day


Blossom Day

A Celebration of Blossoms, Bounty, and Beauty on Old Mission Peninsula

Save the Date!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00am–5:00pm

Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day-of

Bring on spring! Relish samples of WOMP’s newest vintages, as well as spring’s arrival to Old Mission Peninsula, commemorated with seasonal food and wine pairings and other activities, like winemaker chats and special barrel or tank sampling, at certain locations on the wine trail. You will also receive a special commemorative wine glass!

Tickets are available online 60 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT.

Designated driver tickets will be available for purchase at a discount.

Any additional questions can be directed to Chateau Chantal at 231.223.4110.

Make sure to share your photos and video from the event on your social media using the hashtag #WOMPBlossomDay – you could win some sweet WOMP swag!


May 13, 2017 6:00pm

Mother's Day Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 13th, 2017
6:00 Winery Tour
6:30 Dinner Seating

Special bottle prices this night only!

Set in the winery’s hardwood floored Hospitality Room with stunning East & West Grand Traverse Bay views, guests will enjoy a friendly atmosphere while learning about the art of food and wine pairing.

 


June 9, 2017 5:30pm

WOMP Divas Uncorked


Divas Uncorked

Get Pampered During Girls' Night Out

Save the Date!
Friday, June 9, 2017
5:30–9:30pm

This “Girls Night Out” (sold out annually) is an evening devoted entirely to women, wine, food, and fun. Enjoy wine and food pairings as well as giveaways and pampering. Unwind and recharge as only ladies know how!

When you purchase your ticket, you will choose your starting winery location. Your souvenir wine glass, which includes at least 1.5 oz of tastings per winery, will be waiting for you at this location. After you leave your chosen winery starting point, you can select which tasting rooms you would like to visit during the four hour event, in the order of your preference. If you would like to schedule and purchase transportation for your group, there is a link to shuttle and bus recommendations below.

Divas Uncorked tickets are $35 per person. Designated Divas (those who are not consuming alcohol) are $30 per person. Designated Divas will receive a souvenir glass (but no wine tastings) and food offerings.

Tickets will be on sale online 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE. The event typically sells out.

If you have any event questions, please contact Bowers Harbor Vineyards at 231.223.7615.


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Who is the Winemaker?
Mark Johnson has been the winemaker at Chateau Chantal since we opened.  Trained at the Geisenheim Research Institue in Germany, Mark has a dedicated passion for making classic cool climate wines from Northern Michigan.  He also spends his time in Argentina, making our Malbec red wine from our vineyard in Mendoza. 

How long has Chateau Chantal been open?
Chateau Chantal, a Michigan winery, planted their first vines in 1986 and opened the original building in 1993. In July of 2003, an expansion was completed bringing the total B&B units from three to eleven with the addition of a 2,000 square foot Hospitality Room.

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