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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-8561
+1 231-223-9303
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Blossom Day

A beautiful tasting room with a great elevated patio over the vinyard. Love the giant oak barrels... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Russ T
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Birthday visit

Enjoyed the mobile wine tasting throughout the winery.. the bonus was the lavender products for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laquida
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Welcome to Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Spanning 91 acres, Brys Estate is one of the largest contiguous winery estates on Old Mission Peninsula. Opened in 2005, we're a family-run business that crafts wines from our 58,000 vines planted less than a mile from Lake Michigan. The Brys experience includes an old-world tasting room, unique Upper Deck with Bridge Above the Vines, and a barn-turned-guest house that offers panoramic views of the bay and Old Mission Peninsula.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting room” (37 reviews)
“glass of wine” (27 reviews)
“great wine” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-8561
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+1 231-223-9303
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful tasting room with a great elevated patio over the vinyard. Love the giant oak barrels in the cellar. Taste award winning wine, and take a bottle home with you.

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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Russ, for the very kind 5-star review! So glad you were able to join us for the annual Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula's Blossom Day event!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the mobile wine tasting throughout the winery.. the bonus was the lavender products for sale.More

Thank Laquida
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Brys Estate! We call the wine tasting you participated in is our "Progressive Line Tasting". We have this implemented on Saturdays during the summer and fall to provide guests the best experience possible. We hope during your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere of this winery. And the smell of lavender which you can buy since they sell their own lotions and candles. The wine is delicious. Would definitely be back again.More

Thank bonaramanda25
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you were able to join us at the winery and you enjoyed our wines! The smell of lavender was coming from the 'testers' of Secret Garden lavender Bath & Body products that we have in the tasting room! The Secret Garden at...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We loved this winery. It was my favorite of all of the wineries on the peninsula that we visited. While they didn't have my favorite wine, the service, experience and beauty made up for it. The tasting was set up as a tour throughout the...More

Thank Audryl9
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself while visiting our winery! Thank you for reflecting on your time spent with us and for leaving such a kind review. We all look forward to welcoming you again! Cheers to you.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Brys (sounds like "guys" but with a "b") is a nice spot. It's on a side road off M37, the main road on mission peninsula. We were greeted warmly. The tasting price was a bit higher than we paid at other vineyards. The person helping...More

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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your reflection on how we try to customize the tasting experience of each guest based on their own interests and preferences. It's our mission to make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one for our guests. Glad...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Enjoyable visit. It's a small tasting room; the room itself had beautiful decor but not the views of some of the other wineries in the area. However, once you step outside (assuming it's mild, as it was during our visit), there is a deck with...More

Thank brmusicman
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your visit to Brys Estate. We're glad you were able to visit this winter and hope for the chance to welcome you back this summer when you can fully enjoy all our Estate has to...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful in the winter. Cozy tasting room. The patio would be great in warmer weather. Nice day out on route 37 visiting the light house and a few wineries.

Thank nmspeech
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We're so glad you were able to visit us this winter and do look forward to your return in the summer! We appreciate you taking the time to share this kind review. Thank you!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, views and the wine was delicious!! We had a hot cider drink also which was super yummy.More

Thank Angela M
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello Angela! Thanks for such a kind review! We feel so honored to be considered 'Your Favorite!". Our Spiked Hot Apple Cider is made with our Dry Riesling wine and is surely a popular choice during the colder days! So glad you were able to...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went on the upper deck for a glass of wine....oh my....spectacular! Have a 6 month old & 4 year old too. Enjoyed every bit of it! This is my favorite vineyard in TC. Visited the secret garden store too. So impressed with their lavender farm...More

Thank fredkwit
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

So glad you loved your visit with us here at the winery and at the Secret Garden! Children are allowed to visit the winery...accompanied of course. ;) We even offer juice boxes! The Secret Garden was probably their favorite spot to visit though! There is...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a relaxing afternoon here for a wine tasting (with a souvenir glass), and dining on the elevated porch. Stop by the hidden garden while here.More

Thank Jessalayne
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

So happy to hear you enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with us here, and at our Secret Garden just down the hill from the tasting room! We're proud to say that both of our properties here on the Estate offer ample opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment....More

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502Sally1959
30 May 2017|
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Response from T_Lopiccolo | Property representative |
Hello! At Brys Estate we grow 8 different grape varietals; Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Gewürztraminer. I invite you to visit our website to learn about the kinds of... More
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Response from Kathy K | Reviewed this property |
There is a small, five dollar charge which they apply to your wine purchase!! Wine club members taste for free!
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