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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
+1 231-223-9303
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Enjoyable visit. It's a small tasting room; the room itself had beautiful decor but not the views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brmusicman
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Chicago, Illinois
Can’t wait to come back this summer

Beautiful in the winter. Cozy tasting room. The patio would be great in warmer weather. Nice day... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
nmspeech
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Mason, Ohio
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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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“glass of wine” (28 reviews)
“tasting room” (38 reviews)
“great wine” (29 reviews)
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3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
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"the secret garden"
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"favorite wineries"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 10 October 2017

‘Ello chaps! The Traverse City area is a hidden gem for wine lovers. Most people think of Napa Valley for the best of the best, but boy are they missing out. There are dozens of wineries in the Traverse City area, each offering their own...More

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for the kind review of your visit with us! Our brick and mahogany tasting room was awarded one of the Top 10 Most Admired Tasting Rooms by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine in 2016 - we were so honored! What...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Brys focuses on the wine and their grounds. It was a great location for tasting because they also involve some education of their processes in the midst of tasting. When done tasting, you can order platters and sit on their porch overlooking the winery. There...More

Thank Timothy D
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you, Timothy, for sharing about your recent visit with us! High quality wine, and a high quality customer experience are indeed our goals at Brys Estate! We do hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate you taking the time to write this...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great Wine Tour and Wines to enjoy!! Breathtaking View of the Vineyard! Wonderful Guides! Must See!!

Thank WiggizGrl62
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! We hope for the chance to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The wines here are some of the best in the area. I am partial to whites and really liked the Riesling (usually not one of my favorites). We tried their rose nicknamed the "porch pounder" because it is a great summer wine 80% Pinot and...More

Thank Mary Jo K
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you, Mary Jo, for sharing a bit about your experience at our winery and our Secret Garden! We appreciate the kind review and for recommending us as a place to visit again!

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Really great wines especially the Pinot Noir! Also a great property with small plates and outdoor seating. We stayed at the guest house a couple of years ago also and it was amazing!

Thank Michele33657
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T_Lopiccolo, Guest Relations Manager at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for sharing such kind words! We appreciate your continuous support! Hope to have you visit again soon!

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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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frogtog2
10 July 2016|
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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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