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June 17, 2015 11:30am - September 5, 2015 1:30pm

All New! Wine and Food Pairing Tour

Our wine and food education offerings in 2015 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.

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 Pairing 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 $25 per person.

Call for reservations, 231-223-4110 or reserve online here.

June 17, 2015 6:00pm - October 31, 2015 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.

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!

Chateau Chantal



June, Starting June 17: 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

$77 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.

Please note, you will not receive any tickets in the mail.  Your name will be on our reservation list when you check it at 6pm.

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

September 19, 2015 1:00pm

Grand Haven Salmon Festival

The 11th Annual Grand Haven Salmon Festival, a three-day festival, is slated for September 18 -20, 2015 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 19, 2015

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.

Tickets online here

September 27, 2015 3:00pm

Jazz at Sunset – Last Sunday

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

September 27th

Featuring special gusts Claudia Schmidt & Laurie Sears!

Chateau Chantal will host a free afternoon of jazz on the last Sunday of the month, September 27th  2015 from 3:00 – 5:30 pm featuring the Jeff Haas Trio. The trio will perform new arrangements of tunes by Irving Berlin, Horace Silver, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk as well as selections from Haas’ extensive book of originals.

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:


October 3, 2015 12:00pm

Harvest Fest at Chateau Chantal

Chateau Chantal’s Sixteenth Annual Harvest Day!

October 3, 2015

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 Patio and newly opened 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 25, 2015 3:00pm

Jazz at Sunset - Fall Session Last Sunday

Join the Jeff Haas Trio for a free afternoon of fall colors, classic jazz and art with bassist Jack Dryden, drummer Randy Marsh, Jeff at the Chateau grand and watercolorist Lisa Flahive at the easel. Haas & friends will feature music by Cole Porter, the Gershwin brothers, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock and a few bossa novas by the one and only Antonio Carlos Jobim. 3-5:30 pm.

No cover or reservations required.  Wines by the glass available from the tasting room.

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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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