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Tasting Fees

Our eight independently-owned wineries offer unique views, tastings, and settings. Likewise, their wine tasting fees vary. Below is a list of current tasting fees, subject to change.

2 Lads Winery

  • $5 to taste our current wines
  • $5 for a glass of wine
  • $5 for small bites plate, which includes two cheeses, chocolate truffle, roasted almonds and crackers


Bowers Harbor Vineyards

  • $1 to sample five wines ($3 per person in groups of 10 or more; reservations required for 10 or more, 231.223.7615)
  • Wine by the glass or bottle available to enjoy at the tasting room
  • Snack and food offerings, prices vary, most snacks are $5. Examples: whitefish pate and crackers, cheese and crackers, smoked salmon, feta dip, asiago dip, crab dip
  • Flights of wine – five samples of wine, 1.5 oz. each with a gourmet snack, $15


Black Star Farms

  • $5 for a tasting glass and five tastes of non-premium wine and crackers, or try one premium wine and four non-premium wines.
  • $10 for a 12.5 oz. glass and six tastes of non-premium wine and crackers, or try one premium wine and five non-premium wines. (Bring your glass back for free tasting.)
  • $5 for two tastes of spirits
  • $5 for ½ oz. taste of ice wine


Brys Estate Vineyard

  • $5 for five tastes of wine and you receive a 12 oz. glass to keep (Single tasting fee – $5 – refunded with purchase of three bottles)
  • $7 ice wine and cheesecake tasting
  • Wine by the Glass
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Boards


Chateau Chantal

  • Tasting $3 for six wines, including reserve wines, tasting fees returned with bottle purchase
  • Additional paid tastings
  • Wines by the glass, food and wine flights available


Chateau Grand Traverse

  • $3 to taste six “signature” wines, tasting fee reimbursed with bottle purchase​
  • $5 to taste six “reserve” wines, tasting fee reimbursed with bottle purchase


Hawthorne Vineyards

  • $3 to taste five wines – tasting fee refunded with bottle purchase
  • $5 to taste five wines, and keep your glass


Peninsula Cellars

  • $2.50 for five wine samples. For groups of 10 or more, please have your tasting fees collected and ready to present prior to arrival
  • $8 glasses of wine, and you can keep your glass