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Group and Bus Policies

Planning a visit with a group of 8-10 or more people? Are you a transportation company interested in partnering with WOMP? Click here to download a printable version of the Group and Bus Policies and Transportation Vendors List or review the just the policies below. Thank you for familiarizing yourself in advance!

Old Mission Peninsula Group Policy

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Reservations: Groups of 10+ require 48 hours’ advance notice. No groups over 20. Call 231 223 7722 to schedule.
Cost:$5/person paid in a lump sum when group enters, group tasting of a flight of 5 wines.
Tours:Call for more information. 231 223 7722.
Other:Smoke-free property. Not accessible to motor coaches or tour buses. 

 

Black Star Farms

Reservations: Groups of 10+, call Andy Jacobson 48 hours in advance 231-944-1300, credit card number required to hold.
Cost:Flight of five wines for $5/person with 5 oz. souvenir glass or a flight of 6 wines for $10/person with 12 oz. souvenir glass.
Tours:Call for more information.
Other:Groups that have booked & no-show may be charged accordingly, unless 24 hr. cancel notice is given. Walk-ins may be charged at rates as shown. 


 
Bowers Harbor Vineyard

Reservations: Groups of 8+, reservations are required, at least 48 hours in advance. Reservations: call 231-223-7615 or email: info@bowersharbor.com.
Cost:$5 per person for 5 samples of wine and souvenir logo wine glass! Collect fee from all tasters and present in an envelope upon arrival.
Tours:Vineyard Tours are available by reservation during the summer and fall (weather permittng) for $25 per person. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while we take you on a fun and educational tour of our Vineyards. Afterwards, relax on our patio with a flight of 5 wines to sample at your leisure.
Other:


1) Limousines and Shuttle Buses, please park on the North Side of the driveway in front of the signs "Shuttle and Bus Parking."
2) Coach buses, call for special instructions.
3) Shuttle drivers please check your group in with a manager and have the tasting fees collected. Enter through the main entrance door under the arbor (not through the back shipping and receiving doors).
4) Seasonal patio available for wine and cider by the glass or by the bottle, local cheeses and dips available for purchase to enjoy on the patio.
5) Wine discounts! 10% off 6 bottles, 15% off 10 bottles, 20% of 36 bottles, mix and match! 

 
Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery

Reservations: Groups of 8+, reservations are required, at least 48 hours in advance. Reservations: 231-223-9303 or email news@brysestate.com.
Cost: $5 per person paid by driver or group leader, includes a designated host and a flight of 4 wines.
Tours:Call for more information: 231-223-9303 or email news@brysestate.com.
Other:


1) Please park bus in the designated bus parking area on the side of the building.
2) Drivers to check in upon arrival.
3) No smoking on the property.
4) Consumption of alcoholic beverages other than Brys Estate wines is strictly prohibited.
5) Contact news@brysestate.com for a detailed copy of our bus/ large group policy. 


 
Chateau Chantal

Reservations: All groups with more than 6 people should make reservations online at: store.chateauchantal.com/reservation-tours-tastings.
Cost: Wine tasting $3-7/person; prepay online (especially for groups larger than 6 people) for faster service and no waiting.
Tours: Optional tours available with advance request and fee: store.chateauchantal.com/reservation-tours-tasting.
Other: Food options available if booked in advance: store.chateauchantal.com/reservation-tours-tastings.


 
Chateau Grand Traverse

Reservations: PUBLIC tastings are on a first come, first serve basis. Courtesy calls prior to visit are requested for groups of 8 or more: 231-223-7355.
Cost:$3 and $5 wine tastings options available (fees may be applied towards the purchase of a bottle of wine). Private tasting and tour options are available ranging in price and require advanced notice of at least 48 hrs. Please contact Ann Ritzel for a copy of current “Group Policy” at groups@cgtwines.com.
Tours:Free public walking tours of winery—schedules vary with season, no reservation required; arrive 5 minutes before the hour. Call for information.
Other:


1.) Please park vans, limos and buses on the north side of the building near the tasting room entrance.
2.) We request that drivers escort their groups in and out of the tasting room.
3.) No smoking on the property.
4.) Coach buses, call for information. 


 
Hawthorne Vineyards

Reservations: Groups of 8+, please call 24 hours in advance 231.929.4206. Courtesy call requested if running late.
Cost: $3 to taste 5 wines, $5 to taste 5 wines and keep the glass. Pre -pay is recommended.
Tours: Call for more information: 231-929-4206.
Other: Drivers to check in upon arrival with collected fees. Motor coaches and large tour buses, call ahead for special instructions. 


 
Peninsula Cellars

Reservations: For groups of 10 or more, please call 24 hours in advance to 231-933-9787 to schedule an anticipated arrival time.
Cost: $4.00 per person for 5 samples. Groups must have tasting fees collected and ready to present upon arrival.
Tours: At this time, Peninsula Cellars does not offer tours of our production facility. For more information, please call 231-933-9787.
Other:


1.) Please park buses, limos, shuttle vans in lower driveway and away from entrance after offloading.
2.) Peninsula Cellars is an entirely smoke-free property. This policy includes drivers, guests, and staff.
3.) Courtesy calls prior to arrival are appreciated for groups of 10 or more. Please notify the tasting room immediately if you anticipate early arrival or late arrival for a scheduled group.
4. ) We encourage drivers to escort their groups into and out of the tasting room
5.) The consumption of alcoholic beverages on Peninsula Cellars property is strictly prohibited 


 
Policies are subject to change without notice, please call ahead.

Last revision date: 9/23/2015