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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Address: 3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
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+1 231-223-9303
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Spanning 91 acres, Brys...

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.

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Excellent facility, good wines, excellent view

Beautiful winery - very classy. Their wines are good but kind of pricey overall. They do have a modest line now $12.99 - $15.99. Others are $20+. They have a new Beautiful deck... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2015
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Michigan
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Beautiful winery - very classy. Their wines are good but kind of pricey overall. They do have a modest line now $12.99 - $15.99. Others are $20+. They have a new Beautiful deck and we did enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard and bay. Very enjoyable.

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review! We aim to maintain a wine list that satisfies all tastes and budgets, so we have wines ranging from $12.99 to $100 a bottle, including our new Wally's Wineyard line that you mentioned. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to spend some time on the deck. We hope to... More 

Westland, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

My husband and I went on a winery tour, and this one was my favorite!! The wine is to die for, and the views... beyond!!! My favorite part was the double outdoor deck where they serve wine by the glass, and they offer charcuteries, which is a fancy word for cheese, cured meats, and other wonderful snacks!! I loved this... More 

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you had a good time. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Always great wine, some of the best in Michigan. Love the richness of the tasting room. Can't wait to check out the new deck overlooking the vineyard this Summer!

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We hope to see you back soon so you can relax on the Upper Deck. It's definitely a great place to hang out with a glass of wine in the warm months! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We have enjoyed Brys for many years. The tasting room is gorgeous, and they recently added an upper deck and second tasting room with wonderful views. The staff is always great and the owners are often right there interacting with the staff and customers. It was the first place we had a really good red wine made in Michigan, I... More 

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you've had good experiences with our staff and have enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon — the Upper Deck is open for the season and we just released our new Wally's Wineyard line! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Best winery on old mission peninsula. Love the wood tasting bar and the entire tasting room has a great vibe to it. The new outdoor space and patio walk are great additions. Staff is a little cold at times, especially if you don't look like you belong there, but the excellent wines make up for it. The reds are a... More 

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you've enjoyed visiting us and we appreciate your feedback. We welcome all our guests and try to treat all of our guests as family — customer service is our #1 priority. If you have a specific situation or staff member that you feel hasn't met up to our standards of customer... More 

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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015

We stopped by to taste the reds as they are well known for them. The pinots were quite tasty as were the whites. Julie made us feel at home and spent lots of time talking about the wines. On a cold winter day, it was great to look out over the vineyards and East Bay.

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. If you liked visiting in winter, we think you'd really enjoy spring and summer — the blossoms are out right now and our Upper Deck is open! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Michigan
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My boyfriend and I went to the winery for our first tasting ever. The wine was great and we really enjoyed the cheese sampler. Unfortunately, the staff member we had was not the most friendly. However, we definitely would recommend trying out the winery as it was a beautiful surrounding and enjoyable to experience.

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we apologize for the delay in responding. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the wine and cheese, but we're dismayed to hear that you didn't have a good experience with our tasting room team. We aim to treat everyone like family and customer service is our top priority. If there's a... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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131 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I often find myself bringing out of town guests for a wine tasting on the Old Mission Peninsula and I always make sure Brys is on the list, even if we only have time for one or two and it always seems to be everyone's favorite. Of all of the wineries on the peninsula it is the only one where... More 

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We really appreciate the feedback, and we're so glad to hear that you've enjoyed your visits. We appreciate your loyalty as a wine club member, too. We hope to see you in the tasting room again soon! More 

Canton, Michigan
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Wasn't planning on liking this vineyard, seemed elementary compared to the others larger vineyards but I was wrong ... Really nice tasting and wine was fab .... Of all bottles purchased those r ones I wished I had more of... Go and enjoy!

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Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting! We're so glad we defied your expectations and that you enjoyed the wine and your time here. We hope you're able to make it back to visit us soon! More 

Detroit Michigan
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Loved the Merlot! Bought two bottles. This is one of the most beautiful wineries in the area. They definitely know what they are doing with the Reds.

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Thank Cindy S
Brys-Estate-Winery, Owner at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We definitely take pride in our reds, and we're so glad you enjoyed them. Hopefully we'll see you again soon! More 

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