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June 14, 2017 12:00pm - September 4, 2017 1:30pm

Lunch Tours

Join us for a three-course wine educational lunch tour. Check-in for the lunch between 11:45-noon. Lunch begins promptly at noon with a tour of the wine cellar will starting at 1pm.

Please let us know if you need a vegetarian option or have food allergies or aversions that we may try to accommodate. Lunch includes the educational tour, tax & tip are included.

Pâté de Campagne
Red berry, fig, pickled grape + arugula
Semi-Dry Riesling

Citrus + lavender cured salmon
Buckwheat crepe, fennel, caper berries, pickled shallot, and roe
Tonight Sparkling Blanc de Blanc

Crispy chicken
Lemon balm, mizuna, fingerling potato + garden pea salad
Pinot Grigio & Malbec Rose

Milk chocolate and brandied cherry truffle
Cerise Cherry Port Style Wine

Chef Nick, a Traverse City native, brings a local first approach to cuisine that could be defined as French influenced Modern American, a perfect fit for Chateau Chantal’s style.

Call us at 231-223-4110 or visit our web store to book online!

June 14, 2017 6:00pm - October 31, 2017 9:30pm

7-Course Wine Education Dinners

June, Starting June 14: Wednesday & Saturday Evenings

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

Sept & October:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Evenings

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 1-800-969-4009 or booking online. Payment is taken at time of booking.  Cancelations accepted up to 3 days prior to reservation for full refund.

Enjoy a beautifully and elegant multi-course meal, each course perfectly paired with a Chateau Chantal wine and prepared in-house.
Menu coming soon!

Bookings online here.

June 15, 2017 7:00pm - August 31, 2017 9:30pm

Jazz at Sunset - 24th Season!

Every Thursday evening - June 15 - Aug 31, 2017

Free of charge, no reservations required.

Join The Jeff Haas Trio & special guests for a wonderful evening of music, wine, and stunning sunsets! 

Special Guests Every Thursday!

June 15
Don Julin & Nancy Stagnitta

June 22
Anthony Stanco, Laurie Sears & Rob Mulligan

June 29
Claudia Schmidt & Laurie Sears

July 6
Bill Sears & Dave Onderdonk

July 13
Jim Cooper & Nancy Stagnitta

July 20
Traverse City Saxophone Quartet
Laurie Sears, Myles Boothroyd, Adam Olson, Eric Olson

July 27
Janice Keegan & Chris Bickley

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:


June 24, 2017 3:00pm

TC Wine & Cider Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017
3:00 to 9:00 pm

Join us for the 9th annual Traverse City Wine & Cider Festival to celebrate local wine, food and culture. Get a true taste of the region with great wines, art, food trucks and live musical entertainment all in one location!

Taste Local Wineswine-tasting

Wines will be flowing into your glass as wineries from Northern Michigan feature great wines reflective of local terroir.  Taste from a selection of local wines from 20+ wineries.

Savor the flavors of fresh, local fare handmade by area chefs. Pair your wine with small plates for an ultimate culinary experience.

Tickets Here!

July 22, 2017 1:00am - July 24, 2017 1:00am

City of Riesling

The City of Riesling is back again this year with our co-founder Stuart Pigott, John Haeger (author, Riesling Rediscovered), and Mike Bennie (Australian wine journalist extraordinaire) as our esteemed riesling mavens. Our mission is the same: Bring the world of riesling together in one of the best places to be in July; with a special emphasis on better acquainting Great Lakes Region sommeliers with cutting edge examples of The Best White Wine on Earth.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22 – Monday, July 24 (Immediately preceding the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival)

WHERE: Traverse City, Michigan, USA


Sunday, July 23: Night of 100 Rieslings: Public Tasting by the bay in downtown Traverse City. The world’s most interesting dry/off-dry Rieslings presented by attending winemakers and sommeliers. Daytime tasting events to be announced.

Monday, July 24: Salon Riesling at The Franklin: Stuart Pigott, John Haeger, Mike Bennie, and attending winemakers and sommeliers will lead themed discussions about our favorite white wine (tba). These are truly public discussions, and are one of the most rewarding things about the City of Riesling.

August 12, 2017 4:00pm

Grapes on the River - Manistee


AUGUST 12, 2017




Hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce Grapes on the River is an event that pairs local cuisine and Michigan wine. This event hosts live entertainment, while relaxing in the park at the Manistee Municipal Marina overlooking the Manistee River in the heart of Downtown Manistee.   Access the all new event website with information on participating wineries, ticket information, map, direction and much more.

Admission is $20/person and will include a commemorative wine glass and tasting tickets.

January 26, 2018 5:00pm - January 28, 2018 5:00pm

Ice Wine Harvest Festival

Chateau Chantal Announces First Annual Ice Wine Harvest Festival

Building on 24 years of ice wine making and hospitality expertise, Chateau Chantal will host the first of its kind in Michigan Ice Wine Harvest Festival January 26-28, 2018. 

Known as the "Nectar of the Gods," Ice wine is made from grapes frozen on the vine.  Harvested during temperatures between 15 to 18 degrees F, the grapes are pressed while still frozen, usually in January. The wine is known for its incredible natural sweetness and fruitiness, with all the delicate characters of a fine Riesling wine.   Decadent apricot, toasted caramel, and baked apple drench your palate with balanced sweetness in this stunning dessert wine.  As a testament to the winery’s quality winemaking, Chateau Chantal was chosen among nine American Ice Wines to represent our nation at a Canadian state dinner at the White House in 2016.

In celebration of this remarkable wine, festival events will range from family friendly snowman building, ice bowling, and ice sculpting to outdoor fire pits with roasted treats.  The winery's walking trail will be open for snowshoeing or skiing with a scavenger hunt and prizes.  The festival will culminate with a multi-course Ice Wine education dinner on Saturday, including a tour of the cellar and winemaking process.  Samples of multiple Ice Wines will be on hand all weekend along with a specially paired dessert item. 

Entrance to the festival is free, with a fee to sample and attend the wine dinner.  Ice Wine is a must-try experience that represents one of the most unique abilities of our Northern wine growing climate, something our famed California wineries to the West cannot produce!

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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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