Converted from the family’s old horse barn, the Bowers Harbor Vineyard tasting room provides a warm and cozy atmosphere to taste some of Michigan’s top rated wines.
The experience begins before you reach Bowers Harbor Vineyards. The road along Old Mission Peninsula leads over rolling orchards and vineyards that are frames to the east and west by the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. Each rise in the road exposes gorgeous panoramic views. Meticulously manicured vineyards and flower gardens will entice your eyes as you enter the estate. Upon your arrival, our infamous canine friend, Brix, will greet you. Bring the kids; they are sure to be entertained by our not so little buddy.
Established in 1991, the Block I hosts the first vines planted for Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Positioned directly in front our tasting room, formerly a horse stable, Block I vineyard was previously home to horses boarded by the Stegenga Family.
We have 750 vines of Chardonnay, selection 96. Planted in 1991. 350 vines of Riesling, selection 239. Planted in 1991.
This fertile, sloping land produces Chardonnay grapes used in our Unwooded Chardonnay. We are the founders of producing stainless steel fermented Chardonnay in the state of Michigan, a perfect pairing with our local Whitefish and Salmon. The Chardonnay grown in Block I is also used in our French Oak barrel aged RLS Chardonnay. The succulent peach flavored Riesling grapes are used in our Semi Dry Riesling and BHV Estate Riesling.
2896 Bowers Harbor Road
Traverse City MI 49686
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