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April 30, 2016 3:00pm

Wine Boot Camp

Wine Boot Camp

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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!

These are some of the things participants said about past seminars:
"You've got a great program keep up the good work, Mark makes everyone feel like a participant - great humor and wit! Can't wait to be back, Terrific all the way around, Wonderful food, wines were complimentary, presentation of food was awesome - fantastic service!"

Both classroom style and hands on experience are part of your wine immersion experience. Your day includes a tour of the cellar with an explanation of the wine making process, vineyard walk, short explanation of the art of tasting wine, and multi-course leisurely dinner - all prepared in-house! Each course, from the appetizer to the dessert is specially paired with Chateau Chantal wines.

The meal is a work of art, worth the price of the seminar on its own, but is included in the overall price of $95 per person.  Reservations made by calling 1-800-969-4009 or online here.

May 7, 2016 6:00pm

Mother's Day Wine Dinner

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
6:00 Winery Tour
6:30 Dinner Seating
$69 per person, includes tax, tip and wine

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.

Reserve your place here! Phone reservations taken at 1-800-969-4009.  Payment in full is required at time of reservation. 

May 8, 2016 1:00pm

Mother's Day Wine & Cheese Pairing Education While Painting with Sip & Dab

Join Chateau Chantal for a wine and cheese pairing with Shelly Morey from Sip and Dab.

Learn from Chateau Chantal's wine experts on the best cheese & wine pairings with our local Old Mission Peninsula wines! $49 includes wine tasting education, art supplies & lesson. Looking for a fun day out in Northern Michigan? You've found it! Sip and Dab is a social event that combines acrylic painting with local venues while sipping, eating & having fun. We provide an artist, easel, brushes, paint, apron & canvas. The owner of Sip and Dab, Shelly Morey or another local artist of the night will guide you through your painting step-by-step. This may be the first time you've painted since art class, but now you can eat, drink & socialize. The set up and clean up is on us, too.

You won't find a more fun and relaxing painting class!

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May 14, 2016 10:00am

WOMP Blossom Day Trail Event

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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 operations tours, on the wine trail. You will also receive a special commemorative wine glass!

Tickets are available now! 

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 20, 2016 6:00pm

Wine Dinner at the Grand Rapids University Club

Chateau Chantal Wine Pairing Dinner
Friday, May 20
Save the date!  Join us for a wine pairing dinner featuring Old Mission Peninsula’s Chateau Chantal!  Enjoy a four-course dinner created by Executive Chef, Mike Schoenboren, with Chateau Chantal wine pairings.  All members and guests welcome!

For all University Club events please make reservations to ensure availability.
616-456-8623   |

May 23, 2016 6:00pm

Michigan Wine Roadshow - Detroit

May 23, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The RattleSnake Club
300 River Place
Detroit, MI

Sherri Goodreau

April is Michigan Wine Month!
Michigan Wines Showcase
Join Master Sommeliers Claudia Tyagi and Madeline Triffon and more than 25 Michigan wineries 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 best wines!

The Michigan Wines Showcase happens just once a year and is a fantastic opportunity to experience the excellence of modern Michigan wines ... and to enjoy sumptuous appetizers! Don't miss the chance to support our beautiful state and indulge in a terrific tasting party.

Tickets available March 1. You may purchase tickets for $45.

May 29, 2016 3:00pm

Jazz at Sunset - Spring Sessions Last Sunday

Join the Jeff Haas Trio for a free afternoon of jazz fun featuring students from the Traverse City Area Jazz Band.

3-5:30 pm.

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

June 15, 2016 12:30pm - September 5, 2016 2:30pm

Sensory Tours - An Experience in Wine and Food Pairing

This new Sensory 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 your 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 12:30pm. 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 24 spots per tour so book yours before it is too late! Tickets are $29 per person. Call 1-800-969-4009 to book, or reserve online.

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!

Chateau Chantal



June, Starting June 15: 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

$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.

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.

June 16, 2016 7:00pm - September 1, 2016 9:30pm

Jazz at Sunset - 23nd Season!

Every Thursday evening - June 16 - Sept 1, 2016

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:


July 29, 2016 6:00pm

Corks for Conservation-Battle Creek, MI

Corks for Conservation
July 29, 2016
6pm to 10pm

**Online Registration opens April 1!**


Come to Binder Park Zoo’s Corks for Conservation wine tasting event on Saturday, July 29 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and sample some of the best wine Michigan has to offer! Enjoy the Zoo after-hours with live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, live animal presentations, a complimentary Corks for Conservation wine glass and of course wine and beer from several Michigan based artisans, all while helping conserve endangered wildlife.

VIP Tickets can be purchased for $20 per person for access to the VIP tent for exclusive wine tastings and food pairings.

Corks for Conservation Tickets
Saturday, July 29, 2016
6pm to 10pm
Adults Only (21 and older)
Single Admission - $40
Couple Admission - $75
Designated Driver Admission - $25
VIP Tent - $20

Must be 21 or older and able to show valid ID upon entry to attend. Event Runs Rain or Shine.

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014

(269) 979-1351

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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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