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Event Calendar

June 18, 2014 6:00pm - October 31, 2014 9:30pm

Wine Dinners at Chateau Chantal

Our Wine Dinners are the perfect way to experience the best of Northern Michigan. Our delicious local wines are paired with a 7-course meal prepared fresh, in-house by Chef Brian Figueroa.

Learn from our knowledgeable staff about food and wine pairings while enjoying this beautiful meal and making new friends. Please bring an eager palate, an inquisitive mind, and an empty stomach!

Where:
Chateau Chantal

 

When:

June, Starting June 18: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

Time:
Winery Tour at 6:00pm
Dinner Seating at 6:30pm

Cost:
$75 per person, includes tax, tip, and wines

Reservations are required at least one day in advance, and may be made by calling us at
(800) 969-4009 or by booking online.

Appetizer
Marinated Olive Tapenade Bruschetta with Leelanau Raclette Cheese
Gluten Free Option on Rice Cracker
Tonight Sparkling Wine

Soup
Roasted Cauliflower Bisque with Optional Smoked Trout GarnishG
luten Free, Vegetarian Option without Trout
Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Gris or Reserve Chardonnay

Fish
Pancetta Wrapped Salmon with Seafood BBQ Sauce and Michigan Micro Greens
Gluten Free, Vegetarian Option (vegetable spring roll- crispy won ton filled with cabbage, carrots, sprouts, peppers and scallions)
Celebrate Sparkling Wine


Intermezzo
American Spoon Foods Sorbet

Main
Mixed Grill:
Mushroom Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Lamb Porterhouse and Marinated Beef Sirloin. Served with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Carrots, Cipollini Onions andChantal Brandy Cream
Gluten Free, Vegetarian Option (Seared wild mushroom risotto cakes with micro greens and roasted carrots & cipollini onion)
Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Noir

Salad
Roasted Red Pepper & Cous Cous Timbale
Gluten Free Option (with quinoa)
Semi Dry Riesling

Dessert
Local Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Basil and Vanilla Cream
Gluten Free Option (vanilla bean gelato)
Twilight Rosé

Menu Subject to Change


October 4, 2014 12:00pm

Harvest Fest at Chateau Chantal

Chateau Chantal’s Fifteenth Annual Harvest Day!

October 4, 2014

12 noon - 4pm

Share with us the excitement of Harvest!  Mark & Brian’s cellar and still will be open to smell wines, stomp grapes, and tour. Our tasting room staff will serve wine tastes and take private label orders. Also, special pricing on full case orders of any one varietal of wine!

Discounts and Other Fun

• Exclusive case discounts of 20% off a full case of any one wine
• Wines by the glass from our tasting room and East Bay Wine Patio
• New vintage wines and products
• Wine Aroma Challenge & displays
• Sign-up for the Wine Club
• Register early for Wine and Cooking Seminars
• Bed & Breakfast reservations & packages
• Private label wines (order before the holiday rush!)

Activities for All, Open to Public:
1:00 pm: Mini Slurpin’ Seminar  Learn the basics of wine tasting – slurping noises encouraged!
2:00 pm: Grape Stompin’ Put Lucille Ball to shame and get in line for your chance to crush grapes the old fashioned way: with your feet!
3:00pm: Distillation Seminar - join the winemakers as they show off their shiny copper pot still.

Wine Tasting open to the public all day from 11am-7pm.
Must be over 21 to taste.

Harvest grapes at Chateau Chantal


November 20, 2014 5:00pm - November 22, 2014 9:00pm

Grand Rapids Food and Wine Fest

The three-day event will be November 20 through November 22, 2014 in the 40,000-square-foot Steelcase Ballroom at DeVos Place.  $15 admission ticket, over 21 only

Already considered one of the largest events of its kind in the Midwest, the three-day, 19-hour festival featured close to 1200 wines, beers and spirits; more than a dozen area restaurants; a variety of food and beverage seminars hosted by leaders in the industry; and a marketplace of specialty and artisan food vendors. 
 

Details at: http://www.showspan.com/GRW/Home.aspx



 


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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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