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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.

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

May 1, 2017 1:00am - May 31, 2017 1:00am

Traverse City Uncorked!

Traverse City Uncorked
May 1-31

Get the Full Scoop, Including TC's Wine-Filled Lodging Packages!

May is the new Michigan Wine Month and we're celebrating our award-winning wines the ENTIRE month of May at several different wine events throughout the Traverse City Region!  Join us along the trail for wine tastings, dine with our winemakers at popular Traverse City restaurants, or try a fun-filled wine education class or wine & art experience.  Whatever weekend you happen to be in town, there's sure to be a wine-filled celebration that pairs perfectly with your palate.

May 1, 2017 6:00pm

Michigan Wine Road Show - Detroit

Join Master Sommeliers Claudia Tyagi and Madeline Triffon and more than 25 Michigan wineries Monday, May 1, from 6-8:30pm for wine sampling and lavish appetizers created by Chef Chris Franz at The Rattlesnake Club.

Winemakers and winery owners will be on hand during this fabulous walk-around tasting to share their finest new releases!

Purchase tickets online for $38. We were sold out for this event in 2016, so be sure to reserve your spot and purchase tickets today!

Online ticket sales will end Sunday, April 30, or when all tickets are sold. If tickets remain available after the 30th, they will be $45 at the door.

Vintage Michigan members receive a $5 discount per ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability.

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

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.

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


May 14, 2017 12:30pm

Blessing of the Blossoms at Chateau Chantal

On Sunday, May 14th, Chateau Chantal will host the non-denominational Blessing of the Blossoms service at 12:30 with Pastor Chad Oyer of the First Congregational Church of Traverse City.

Complimentary cherry pie, fruit, tea & coffee on hand after the half hour service.

No event ticket, charge or reservation needed to participate in the ceremony.



The Latin for blessing—benediction – derives from bene and dicere—i.e. to speak well
Thus, we speak well of blossoms this day. We tell a good story about nature,
crops, our livelihood and the beauty of this wonderful place called Old Mission Peninsula.
What good speech do we have for this place? That’s our prayer. That’s our Blessing.
————————— ● ————————
The intent this day would speak - a ’Liturgy’. i.e., public work calling
attention to the marvel of Spring - an Easter of new life!...not merely symbolized
in an Easter bunny’s egg, but the reality of bursting buds, the blossoms of
Peninsula cherries, apples and grapes, and sense that winter is done!

May 20, 2017 7:00pm

Grand Traverse Resort WOMP Pairing Event

WOMP Wine Event at the GT Resort

Wines from nine WOMP wineries will be paired with delicious small plates in Michigan Ballroom on Saturday, May 20, 2017, starting at 7pm.

WOMP Dinner pairing participating wineries include: 2 Lads Winery, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, Hawthorne Vineyards, Mari Vineyards, and Peninsula Cellars.

TICKETS: $75 per adult and includes eight wine/food pairing tickets (price includes tax and gratuity). Tickets are available for purchase through on Ticket buyers must be at least 21 years of age. Additional pairing tickets will be available for purchase on the day of event.

May 28, 2017 3:00pm

Last Sunday Jazz Session

Jeff Haas with Student Musicians


May 28th

Chateau Chantal will host a free afternoon of jazz on the last Sunday of the month, May 28th, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:30 pm featuring the Jeff Haas Trio.

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 9, 2017 5:30pm

WOMP Divas Uncorked

Divas Uncorked

Get Pampered During Girls' Night Out

Save the Date!
Friday, June 9, 2017

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.

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!



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:


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.

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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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