Our wine and food education offerings in 2014 are going to be the best yet! We have enhanced the popular Tapas Tour and added an additional offering each day. More wine and higher value, this new tour touches all five of your senses and will prove to enlighten your palate, your spirit, and your mind. You will enjoy learning how your environment can make your love and passion for Chateau Chantal wine even better!
In addition to a sit-down tasting focusing on how wine interacts with your senses, your specialized tour guide will lead you through our vineyard, cellar, and winemaking process. Once in the cellar, you'll enjoy 5 small-bite food and wine pairings designed to treat your taste buds.
Enjoy while in the cellar:
Mushroom Béchamel Pizza with Pinot Noir
Coffee Chips with Reserve Pinot Gris
Baked Fromage with Pinot Blanc
The Perfect Riesling with Semi-Dry Riesling
Chocolate Covered Strawberry with Pop Rocks and Cerise Cherry Port-Style Wine
Starting this June, the tour will run daily at 11:30am and again at 1:30pm. Visit our tasting room before or after your tour for a lunch pairing, the Sensory Treat Tour is a compliment to a meal, not a meal in itself. Only 20 spots per tour so book yours before it is too late! Tickets are $20 per person.
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
Every Thursday evening - June 19 - August 28, 2014
Free of charge, no reservations required.
Join The Jeff Haas Trio & special guests for a wonderful evening of music, wine, and stunning sunsets!
June 19: Rob Smith & Laurie Sears
June 26: Dave Onderdonk & Nancy Stagnitta
July 3: Bill & Laurie Sears
July 10: Jim Cooper
July 17: Claudia Schmidt & Dean Magraw
July 24: Chris Lawrence & Laurie Sears
July 31: Ron Getz
Season Finale Jam Session
Continuing this year!
Chateau Chantal is proud to announce that Lisa Flahive has been selected as the Artist in Residence for their 21st anniversary season. Lisa has a B.F.A in Studio Art from Michigan State University. She is most widely known for her expressive drawings and watercolor paintings of jazz musicians, captured during their performances.
Flahive said she doesn’t sit in the studio painting from photographs that have no life. Instead, she creates the work live in order to capture the energy and emotion that exists on the bandstand. “These paintings have an intensity that I could never achieve in the studio,” said Flahive.
You can watch Flahive create this impressive artwork live every Thursday evening this summer at Chateau Chantal during Jazz at Sunset with the Jeff Haas Trio. Flahive's artwork can be purchased at the winery. Proceeds benefit Building Bridges with Music.
Bring the family and friends and enjoy the best in live jazz, taste select Chateau Chantal wines and lemonade for the kids (yes, this is a very family-friendly environment), and feast your eyes on spectacular panoramic views of West and East Grand Traverse Bays. And there is no admission charge. It all happens at Chateau Chantal on Old Mission Peninsula, 1.7 miles north of the village of Mapleton on Center Road. For more information, call (231) 223-4110 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.