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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

Black Star Farms

  • $7 for a tasting glass and five tastes of non-premium wine and crackers, or try one premium wine and four non-premium wines
  • $12 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
  • $5 for two tastes of spirits
  • $5 for ½ oz. taste of ice wine

Bowers Harbor Vineyards

  • $5 for five samples and keep your souvenir wine glass. (Reservations required for eight or more – contact at 231.223.7615 or
  • Wine by the glass available to enjoy at the tasting room or on our patio
  • Snack and food offerings for purchase: local cheeses, crackers, salsas, chips, spreads, and salami
  • Flights of wine – five small glasses of wine (1.5 oz each) served in a wine glass tree: Flagship Flight $15, Riesling Flight $18, Red Wine Flight $28, Sweet Wine Flight $18, and Hard Cider Flight $12 (three 5 oz samples)

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


Mari Vineyards

  • $7 to taste five wines 
  • Tours are $8 and require a reservation
  • Groups of 8 or larger require a reservation to visit 

Peninsula Cellars

  • $4 to sample a flight of five wines. For groups of 10 or more, please have your tasting fees collected and ready to present prior to arrival
  • Wine and Cider available by the glass