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Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula

Location Traverse City, Michigan, USA
$119.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
Sit back and enjoy the gentle slopes, winding country roads and Caribbean-like views on a Traverse City Wine Tour. The Magic Shuttle Bus is a chauffeur service with an entire fleet ready to take your group around Old Mission Peninsula.

The 45th parallel, is home to the worlds most famous wine-making regions AND Traverse City. Grapevines planted in the region enjoy the perfect amount of sunlight for optimal growth. When coupled with micro-climates created by Grand Traverse Bay, and fertile soil, this sets the perfect stage for delicious award-winning wines that rival centuries-old grapes produced in Europe & California.

"We are proud to say that our Old Mission Wine Tour has been nominated as Top 20 Wine Tours in the Country by USA Today, and stands as our signature tour in Northern Michigan!"

**Wineries are subject to change based on availability**

***Gratuity of 20% for the driver is strongly recommended (Cash Only)***
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 5 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Premium Limo Style Bus
  • Yeti Style Cooler for Customer Use
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Tour Guide
  • Mari Vineyards: Wine By The Glass- $8-$15
  • Hawthorne Vineyards: Wine By The Glass -$10
  • Bonobo Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $9-$13 (Souvenir wine glass included)
  • Brys Estate Winery: Wine by the Glass- $9-$11/Frose'-$10/Wine Country Snack Box- $9
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards: Wine by the Glass- $8-$10/Flights (5 pours or 2.5 glasses of wine)- $22-$28
  • Chateau Chantal Winery: $10 with $2 tip for a flight of 3 wines or a glass of wine via reservation
  • Gratuity (20% for the driver is strongly recommended)
  • Wine tastings are not included and are purchased individually at each vineyard. The price for each tasting ranges from $5 to $10 per tasting.
Meeting point
Please navigate to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, MI and follow the signs to "Tour Bus Parking". This will lead you to the desired parking lot where you'll see signs that state "Magic Shuttle Bus Tour Patron Parking". The bus will depart at 12pm Sun-Fri & 11am on Saturdays
Return details
Please navigate to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center in Traverse City, MI and follow the signs to "Tour Bus Parking". This will lead you to the desired parking lot where you'll see signs that state "Magic Shuttle Bus Tour Patron Parking". The bus will depart at 12pm Sun-Fri & 11am on Saturdays
  • Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room
    Chateau Chantal is a winery located on the Old Mission Peninsula, only a few miles north of Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The chateau sits atop one of the highest points on the Old Mission Peninsula and has views of both East and West arms of Grand Traverse Bay. The winery is a European style chateau on a 64-acre (26 ha) estate. The Chateau has a tasting room, an eleven-room bed and breakfast, and a hospitality room where cooking classes and Jazz at Sunset are hosted.
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards
    The Beautiful Bowers Harbor was initially a horse farm and in 1991, began its transition to the stunning vineyard it is today. They have over 27 years of wine-making experience and boasts 20 acres of vines. Wine selections are numerous and include Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, hard ciders and more! *Tasting flights are about $5 for 5 wines. Small snacks, dips and locally crafted cheeses & spreads are also available for purchase.
  • Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
    In 2004 with only 10,000 grape vines, Brys Estate yielded its first successful harvest. Now, the 91-acre estate is home to over 40,000 vines their varietals include: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Gewürztraminer. Soak in beautiful East Bay views while enjoying world-class wines. *Tasting flights are about $8 for 5 wines and a souvenir glass. A 5-Item Cheese & Charcuterie Board is also available for purchase at the winery.
  • Bonobo Winery
    Bonobo offers world-class wines, breathtaking views, and a business model that keeps with traditions of the region. Their 19 acres give rise to the following varietals: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Even with a limited selection, Bonobo wines (and ciders) are sure to shine in overall quality. *Tasting flights are about $10 for 6 wines. They also offer the largest selection of snacks for purchase.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • **PLEASE REFERENCE THE PARKING MAP IN THE IMAGES ON THIS LISTING FOR THE PICK UP & DROP OFF LOCATION**
  • Wineries are subject to change based on limited availability due to Covid-19
  • Mari Vineyards will be on a first come first serve basis, if booked, we will switch out with Chateau Chantal Winery, and vise versa
  • Being that Bry's Estate has very limited capacity due to Covid-19, we will alternate between Hawthorne Vineyards and Bry's to offer the best possible experience
  • There is a total of 10-15 parking spots that are allotted for Magic Shuttle Bus customers. These are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Bry's Estate Winery is a first come, first serve basis at their lawn bar outside
  • Your driver will request that you make the reservation for Chateau Chantal when you get on the bus, but this is not required.
  • *DISCLAIMER: Wineries are subject to change based on availability.
  • *GRATUITY of 15%-20% for the driver is strongly recommended
  • Customers are welcome to pack a lunch for the day, most wineries only offer small appetizers and snacks, no full meals
  • *DISCLAIMER: Magic Shuttle Bus does contact wineries if appointments do need to be made, keep in mind, these are not reservations and only allow us to come in at the desired time, but does not eradicate wait times.
  • Since Covid, most wineries are not offering tastings, but rather flights and wine by the glass, and samples
  • Most wineries have outdoor seating only, please dress accordingly to stay warm on colder days
  • Some wineries do not accept cash, they require payment to be on a card
  • We strongly recommend that you use an Uber/Lyft/Taxi to get to the pick up location, and for your return trip home.
  • This is a public tour, not a private tour
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on Old Mission Peninsula

    Location Traverse City, Michigan, USA
    $119.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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