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Event Calendar

June 15, 2016 6:00pm - October 31, 2016 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 by our talented in-house Chef, Reuben Rosales.

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 15: 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:
$79 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 online here.

If you have any food allergies or wish to have the gluten free or vegetarian options, please notate during your online booking order.

Prepared by our very own
Chef Reuben Rosales
led by our
Wine Educator Mike DuBois

Bread Service
Pretzel Roll with White Wine Dijon Mustard
Appetizer
Acorn Squash Risotto topped with Crispy Sage and Sunflower Seeds
Select Harvest Gewurztraminer

Soup
French Onion Soup with
Provolone Herb Crouton
Naughty Red

Fish
Sustainably Farmed Salmon en Croûte
with Saffron Cream
2012 Proprietor's Reserve Pontes Vineyard Pinot Noir

Intermezzo
Passion Fruit with Beguile and Fresh Mint

Main
Braised Beef with Celery Root Puree with
Braising Liquid/Malbec Reduction
Reserve Malbec

Salad
Autumn Greens with a Naughty Apple Vinaigrette
Naughty Apple Hard Cider

Dessert
Peach and Wild Berry Cobbler made with Gewurztraminer Grape Flour with
Moomer's Ice Cream and Cinq a Sept Carmel Sauce
2014 Late Harvest Riesling- Gold Medal
2015 Tasters Guild International


September 25, 2016 1:00pm

Sample Sundays at Olive Vinegar in Rochester, MI

Introducing SAMPLE SUNDAYS!
Olive Vinegar will be hosting samples of various different pantry items. Make sure to check out the menus below.

Stop in between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy complimentary samples.

During the hours of sampling;  customers will receive a 15% discount off their entire purchase. Wine excluded.

Also enjoy free parking Downtown on Sundays!

SEPTEMBER 25:
Blueberry Muffins infused with
Eureka Lemon Olive Oil
Chocolate Brownies infused with Blood Orange Olive Oil
Chateau Chantal's Malbec Wine


September 25, 2016 1:00pm

Sample Sundays at Olive Vinegar in Rochester, MI

Introducing SAMPLE SUNDAYS!
Olive Vinegar will be hosting samples of various different pantry items. Make sure to check out the menus below.

Stop in between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy complimentary samples.

During the hours of sampling;  customers will receive a 15% discount off their entire purchase. Wine excluded.

Also enjoy free parking Downtown on Sundays!

SEPTEMBER 25:
Blueberry Muffins infused with
Eureka Lemon Olive Oil
Chocolate Brownies infused with Blood Orange Olive Oil
Chateau Chantal's Malbec Wine


September 25, 2016 3:00pm

Jazz at Sunset – Last Sunday

September 25th
3-5:30pm

A CELEBRATION OF YOUNG TALENT FEATURING STUDENTS
FROM CENTRAL, WEST & KINGSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
PERFORMING WITH JEFF HAAS TRIO AT CHATEAU CHANTAL
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

An afternoon of jazz celebrating young talent will feature an array of
students from Central, West and Kingsley High Schools performing with the Jeff Haas
Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery.

This FREE event will feature performances by area high school musicians pianist Kaysen Chown, Jack Rinehart and Martin Chown on saxes, Max Ranger on trumpet, Elliot Smith on trombone, Tess Mello on bass, Sam Critchfied on drums and spoken word artist rapper Trey Wilcox.

“These hard working students have been putting in lots of extra practice time and rehearsal hours to prepare for this performance,” explains musician and event coordinator Jeff Haas. “Bring your family and friends to enjoy their music and support these talented and very motivated young musicians!”

 

This celebration of young talent will take place at Chateau Chantal Winery 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: wine@chateauchantal.com.

 


October 1, 2016 12:00pm

Harvest Fest at Chateau Chantal

Chateau Chantal’s Seventeenth Annual Harvest Day!

October 1, 2016

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, East Bay Wine Terrace and West Wine Patio
• New vintage wines and products
• Wine Aroma Challenge & displays
• 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


October 2, 2016 1:00pm

Sample Sundays at Olive Vinegar in Rochester, MI

Introducing SAMPLE SUNDAYS!
Olive Vinegar will be hosting samples of various different pantry items. Make sure to check out the menus below.

Stop in between the hours of 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and enjoy complimentary samples.

During the hours of sampling;  customers will receive a 15% discount off their entire purchase. Wine excluded.

Also enjoy free parking Downtown on Sundays!

OCTOBER 2:
Stove popped popcorn
topped with your choice of olive oil
Chateau Chantal's Celebrate Sparkling Wine


October 30, 2016 3:00pm

Last Sunday Jazz Session

3pm-5:30pm Last Sunday of the Month with the Jeff Haas Trio

October 30th

Chateau Chantal will host a free afternoon of jazz on the last Sunday of the month, October 30th, 2016 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: wine@chateauchantal.com.


November 17, 2016 5:00pm - November 19, 2016 10:00pm

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer & Food Festival

The Midwest’s Largest Wine, Beer & Food Festival!

Now in its 9th year, this festival has established itself as Michigan’s premier tasting event, measured by 1,600 wines, beers, ciders and spirits. From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of food and spirits, this Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palate.

Admission Tickets include one complimentary sampling glass, an official Festival Program, all Wine & Beer Seminars and all Meijer Food Stage Seminars. Sampling Tickets are available for purchase onsite at the Festival in $0.50 denominations. All food and beverage samples require varied amounts of sampling tickets of 50-cent denominations.

Come visit us at our own Chateau Chantal table!

Buy Tickets Here!


November 26, 2016 10:00am

WOMP Mac & Cheese Bake Off

Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off

Gourmet Comfort Food Competition

Saturday, November 26, 2016
10am-5pm

Tickets: $40 advance (typically sells out)

America’s favorite comfort food gets an upgrade at the hands of northern Michigan chefs. Each dish is expertly paired with an Old Mission Peninsula wine. It’s one of our most popular events!

Tickets, which include a souvenir glass, will be on sale online HERE September 26 at 8:00 am for $40 and WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY. Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. (DD ticketholders do not receive a souvenir glass, but tickets do include food and non-alcoholic beverages.)

Call 231.933.9787 with any specific event questions.

We want to see your cheesiest pics! During the event, use #WOMPMacNCheese when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media and you could win WOMP swag!


January 14, 2017 10:00am

WOMP Winter Warm Up


Winter Warm Up

Baby, it's cold outside....
Save the Date!
Saturday, January 14, 2017
10am–5pm

Beat the winter blues with the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula. Savor delectable comfort food creations paired with wine – a duo sure to warm the insides. A variety of Old Mission Peninsula-based restaurants and businesses are getting in on the fun, too. They'll offer dining and retail specials for event guests. Make it a weekend retreat!

Tickets, which include a souvenir glass, are on sale 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE for $20 or $25 the day of (if available). Designated Driver tickets are also available for purchase. (DD ticketholders do not receive a souvenir glass, but tickets do include food and non-alcoholic beverages.)

Call 231.223.9303 with any specific event questions.

Spread the warmth! During the event, use #WOMPWinterWarmUp when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media and you could win WOMP swag!


February 18, 2017 10:00am

WOMP Romancing the Riesling

Romancing the Riesling

It's a love affair!
Save the date!
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10am–5pm

This annual event celebrates Riesling, one of the varietals for which our wine region is most celebrated. Each winery pairs favorite Rieslings with a delectable food offering – all in honor of the famed grape. Fair warning: It may get a little lovey dovey – WOMP fans are crazy about their Rieslings!

Tickets are on sale online 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE and will be $20. If available, tickets will be on sale the day of for $25 each.


Peninsula restaurants and retailers will also be offering event specials! Please call 231.223.7355 with any specific event questions.

Spread the love! During the event, use #WOMPRomance when sharing your posts, photos, and videos of this festive event on your social media, and you could win WOMP swag!


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
10:00am–5:00pm

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!


June 9, 2017 5:30pm

WOMP Divas Uncorked


Divas Uncorked

Get Pampered During Girls' Night Out

Save the Date!
Friday, June 9, 2017
5:30–9:30pm

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.


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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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