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Bowers Harbor Vineyards

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Address: 2896 Bowers Harbor Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-9735
Phone Number:
+1 231-223-7615
10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old...

We are a boutique winery located in Northern Michigan on picturesque Old Mission Peninsula. Our cool-climate viticulture experience coupled with our hard work proves to produce superior quality Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and our signature meritage blend the 2896, Langley Vineyard. A visit to our quaint tasting room will afford you the opportunity to taste our sparkling wines, red wines, white wines, and view the quiet loveliness of Bowers Harbor. Wine tasting is comfortable and inviting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards; no need to be intimidated!

The Tasting Room

Join us in the Bower’s Harbor Tasting Room to try the latest Award-Winning wines!

      - Wine Tasting

      - Wine by the Glass

      - Local Cheeses & Spreads

      - Coroporate & Private Event Rentals

      - Dining in the Vines

      - Summer and Fall Vineyard Tours by Reservation

      - Parties of 8 or More, Please Call for Reservations

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The most amazing rehearsal dinner!

We had our rehearsal dinner outside in the vineyards at Bowers Harbor. It was the most beautiful day with all the scenery around us. We did a dine in the vines type of dinner... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Kara K
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had our rehearsal dinner outside in the vineyards at Bowers Harbor. It was the most beautiful day with all the scenery around us. We did a dine in the vines type of dinner. Our food was paired with delicious wines from the winery. The service and food was excellent!

Thank Kara K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Set in a beautiful fall color setting. For a group function, I very much appreciated the good food, served warm, served quickly and served by very cordial staff. The wine selections were local, were explained and were very good. Overall a very nice evening with the establishment being wonderful hosts. I loved the internal and external fireplace to make the... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great small vineyard, especially known for their rieslings. They are now perfecting a very nice line of fruit ciders. In the "early days," their signature dogs roamed the vineyard--but they have passed on. Newer dogs reside offsite, takes away a little of the old atmosphere. A casualty of rules and regs, no doubt!

Thank 665darryls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Way to go, this is what Bubbly's dream to become, this is an elegant and sophisticated yet very drinkable bottle , or maybe three bottles "depending on who you are with"... this is by far my favorite wine of the North, don't get me wrong, i enjoy a lot from the region, but i'm a sucker for this.... if bubbly... More 

Thank Eric N
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very friendly and picturesque winery to visit. Not large, so you don't feel lost in the crowd. Tasted a few wines. In particular I like their Unwooded Chardonnay. I would love to come back and spend more time here. This visit was part of a personal tour given by our cousin and her husband! Thank you Annie! And thanks for... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was our last winery stop along our drive up the peninsula and it was one of the most charming. The entrance into the building is very pretty with the grapevines and the view of he vineyard is quite nice. Even though it was the end of the day, our server was very friendly and helpful in finding wines we... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Love this intimate spot-romantic and fun! not as commercial feeling as some of the other spots-love the grapevine arch as you walk in

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Rockwood, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Four of us had a wine tasting with 5 varieties. The staff were more interested in preparing for a group event than discussing the wines with us. Wines were not the caliber of some of the other peninsula wines we tasted today.

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BowersHarborVineyard, Manager at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your lack of love for our wines. We would love to give you another chance to try in a more intimate experience when we can find the right wine for you. Please email Kristy at kristy@bowersharbor.com. She will take you on a private tour of the vines and give you the experience you deserve. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Delicious wines but even better cider. No more will the main stream ciders work for me. We were greeted and served by an attentive bartender named Kevin who served us wine with a side of history of the vineyard. We then took our flight of cider out to the patio and took in the view of the vines and the... More 

Thank Emily M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nearly all the vineyards on the two side by peninsulas above Traverse City are nearly equal. Some are more elaborate but all that we visited had enthusiasm by their workers and a festive atmosphere around the tasting rooms. Noticed that the smart tasters had hired drivers to take their group from one to the other so could sample everything they... More 

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