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!
June, Starting June 18: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings
July & August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings
Sept & October: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings
Winery Tour at 6:00pm
Dinner Seating at 6:30pm
$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.
Marinated Olive Tapenade Bruschetta with Leelanau Raclette Cheese
Gluten Free Option on Rice Cracker
Tonight Sparkling Wine
Roasted Cauliflower Bisque with Optional Smoked Trout GarnishG
luten Free, Vegetarian Option without Trout
Proprietor's Reserve Pinot Gris or Reserve Chardonnay
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
American Spoon Foods Sorbet
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
The 11th Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival, a three-day festival, is slated for September 12 -14, 2014 in downtown, Grand Haven. The event was designed to mark the passing of summer, promote the area as a unique fall tourist destination and celebrate the fall harvest season and salmon migration. The festival theme is arts, education, and entertainment and assures the residents and visitors alike a unique opportunity to learn about the region’s natural assets, while experiencing the cultural appeal of the area through music, art, entertainment, history and education.
The outdoor-waterfront festival features live jazz music; Michigan winetasting pavilion (ID required for wine/beer tasting) featuring Michigan’s top wineries and grape stomping; gourmet salmon cook-off contest; fall harvest beer & entertainment pavilion; downtown merchant market; fine art fair on the waterfront; Big King Salmon fishing contest with weigh-in/awards ceremony; mouth-watering food and beverage treats at the Fresh Catch Fish Boil; Grand Haven historic displays through the Tri-Cities Museum; hands-on children’s nature-themed arts & crafts activities; and educational, environment-focused exhibits, displays, workshops—and more!
The Salmon Festival Fall Harvest Wine & Beer Tasting Pavilion presented by D&W Fresh Market featuring Michigan wines, craft beer, and hard cider.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Location: Grand Haven Municipal Marina parking lot at 101 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven
Industry representatives are on hand to answer questions and educate patrons about wines, beer, and hard cider. Enjoy bountiful wines from Michigan wineries, Rycenga’s Purple Romp Grape Stomping Competition, and over 50 different wine and 10 different beer samples available to taste.
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.
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.
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.