Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Welcome to Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Spanning 155 acres, Brys Estate is the largest contiguous winery estate on Old Mission Peninsula. Opened in 2005, we're a family-run business that crafts wines from our 53,000 vines planted less than a mile from Lake Michigan. The Brys experience includes an old-world tasting room, unique Upper Deck, and a barn-turned-guest house that offers panoramic views of the bay and Old Mission Peninsula.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Richard O
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A most enjoyable experience
    There were many highlights: the Winewagon tour with guide Erick, the outside deck with beautiful views high above the vineyard, the courtesy of wine tasting room staff, the Frose creation, The Secret Garden and it’s lavender products… It was well worth the trip from Texas! And, lest I forget, tasting many lovely wines, complemented by a charcuterie board and/or a Mezza lunch box, we’re outstanding! Service was exemplary from all the staff! Our 4-night stay in the Guesthouse was charming and convenient.
    Thank you for sharing such a kind overview of your recent experience staying in our Private Guesthouse, participating in a Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting, and lounging at the tasting room for wine and other accompaniments. We look forward to welcoming you again!
    Written 29 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Greta0619
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot for a fantastic glass of Pinot!
    We covered 7 vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula yesterday. At this point, Brys is my #1 spot for Pinot Grigio and Pinot noir in the U.S. Not only is the vino superb, but the location is beautiful, staff was very friendly and if you like lavender, you get extra special treat this time of year. It can get busy at times. For sure think about reservations. We did, and got right in.
    We're so glad you enjoyed our Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir wines and were able to take in the beauty of our sister property, the Secret Garden at Brys Estate. We sincerely appreciate your 5-star review!
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Nursesheri
    86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful setting with good wines!
    We were greeted by a very out-going man who showed us to a table on the deck. There is a very beautiful view from there looking over the vineyard to the lake in the distance. I shared a tasting with my husband. It consisted of a flight of 5 wines, 1.5 oz pours for $15. I personally don't enjoy this style of experience as much as at a counter with someone talking to me about them. Our server was very nice, and another young man was helpful to serve us! The wines were good, and ended up purchasing 1 bottle. We drove the truck down to the Secret Garden and looked inside the shop. There were a large number of lavender plants in bloom-beautiful scent, and some small pots of plants for sale.
    Thank you for joining us and taking the time to share such a kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our tasting room and that you were also able to visit our sister property, the Secret Garden at Brys Estate. We look forward to hosting you again!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Patti R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    We took an intimate (6 guests) wagon tour with Erick as our "pilot". It was a great experience. Erick is very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and present day workings. He has such a great sense of humor and we really enjoyed our tour. We will be back!!
    We're happy to hear you had a great time during your Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We'll see you again soon!
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • bmwdiscman
    South Bend, Indiana435 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prettiest spot on the Peninsula.
    The prettiest spot on the Peninsula. Don't miss the lavender fields as they are spectacular. Lots of spaces to taste but the rear deck is the best. I would suggest a reservation if you are coming on the weekend. The Frose' was very tasty on a warm day.
    Thank you for the 5-star review!
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Nicole K
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you can only do 1 vineyard, make it this one
    Husband and I were looking to kill some time before a rehearsal dinner and thought we'd check out a winery. We are both so glad we picked this one! We did a tasting, which includes 5 pours of any different wines that you choose. The menu is big enough that there is something for everyone and the gentleman doing the pours was very friendly and knowledgeable. All staff that we interacted with was very friendly, in fact. We sat on the lawn and each had another full pour - I definitely recommend a frosé with a bubbly topper- before we had to leave. We didn't want to go, we could have stayed for hours!
    We're so happy you decided to join us and that you had a wonderful visit! We look forward to serving you again. Cheers!
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 July 2023
  • SueEllenHardley
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss “Fall off the Wagon” at Brys!!!!
    We have gone on “Fall off the Wagon” tour three different times. Erick was our guide on our maiden voyage, and since then, we always request him. What fun!!! Our guests to northern Michigan always comment that the tour and visit to Brys are their most memorable activities!!!! It is well worth the two hours to do the tour…the wine pretty spectacular, too!!!!
    Thank you, Sue Ellen for your continued patronage! Our Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting is an immersive 2-hour tour of the Brys Estate property that includes wine sampling at multiple locations. We're so happy your guests have all enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you again.
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 August 2023
  • moorea1999
    Mason, Michigan55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Secret Garden & Stunning View!
    Beautiful location! Very busy Friday mid-afternoon. We sat on the patio overlooking the vineyards, had the charcuterie and cheese platter, and I followed fellow trip advisors’ advice and had the frose’ with a bubbly topper. Absolutely delicious! They do have a 75 minute time limit, but if you want to extend your time, they have extra seething off the patio. We took the little cart to the Secret Garden, their lavender farm. Cute shops with soaps & lotions & lavender. Also has snacks and drinks and seating outside. The smell of the fields outside was amazing! I can only imagine what it would be like in season!
    Thank you for the 5 stars and for sharing an overview of your experience with future visitors! We're so happy you had a nice time and were able to enjoy our many offerings here at Brys Estate and the Secret Garden at Brys Estate.
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • boulderbuff
    Boulder, Colorado20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Wine, Great Views, Great Experience
    We had so much fun at Brys. Indoor tasting in a barrel lined room was a great atmosphere. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. The wine was phenomenal and the flights were a blast. The outdoor views from the immaculate decks of the vines and Lake Michigan are draw dropping.
    Thank you for sharing such a kind review! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to our winery tasting room.
    Written 27 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • jlgourley
    Nashville, Tennessee59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, picturesque property and awesome tour!
    Had a fantastic time at this winery! Did the wagon tour with MJ. She was a great guide and extremely knowledgeable. We’ve done many wine tours and this one was a standout! MJ took us all over the picturesque property, and we got to see the process from end to end - wine to bottle! The estate is also home to a lovely garden. Highly recommend this as a stop for any visit to Traverse City!
    Thank you for sharing such a kind review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed our Wine Wagon Tour & Tasting experience and were pleased with MJ's service. Cheers to you!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
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Relax679696
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Ernest has a great personality give the man a raise! Christel is very sweet as well! The views and wine are both amazing. I rarely drink white wines but I enjoyed all of their whites as well as the reds!
Written 24 May 2024
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aspiringtraveler2016
Detroit, MI26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We stopped here on a private wine tour and this was by far our favorite. The charcuterie board was delicious and we enjoyed almost every wine we tried. I’m not a rosé drinker but the frosé was dangerously good. Definitely a must stop!
Written 11 March 2024
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Thank you for joining us and sharing about your experience! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed many of our wines, including our wine slushie (Frosé). We hope to welcome you back in the future!
Written 23 April 2024
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Kyle F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere was very warming and the charcuterie tasted amazing. We will definitely be back
Written 24 February 2024
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Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to your return visit. Cheers!
Written 23 April 2024
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Bernerd R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This place is one of a kind!! Outstanding views, customer service as always is awesome. Beautiful place with no detail left undone. The experience is priceless!
Written 24 October 2023
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Thank you so much! We appreciate your kind review and continued patronage. Cheers!
Written 18 December 2023
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Amy G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The best winery on the Old Mission Peninsula. They have an indoor tasting room, outdoor tasting bar and a gorgeous outdoor patio.
Written 22 October 2023
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Thank you for sharing this kind sentiment and the 5-star review! Cheers!
Written 18 December 2023
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Teakwo23
Palm Harbor, FL6,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a classy and almost exact copy of a fancy vineyard of Napa. Took a while for someone to acknowledge us but they were very busy. Excellent wines and atmosphere.
Written 22 October 2023
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Thank you for joining us! We apologize for the delayed service but appreciate your understanding. Glad you enjoyed our wines and we hope to welcome you again!
Written 18 December 2023
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Wen-D K
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I’ve been to wineries all over the world, but this was by far the most fun. First of all, we lucked out with perfect weather and a reservation to sit out on their beautiful balcony area, overlooking the vineyards - stunning. Everyone we engaged with, from front checkin to server was friendly, knowledgeable and most of all - fun! The entire atmosphere was delightful.

We ordered one wine flight and one charcuterie board to share and asked our server to recommend best wines for sampling, given our taste preferences. He did an outstanding job! I don’t usually like white wine, but his choices were incredible. They also have a lovely “secret garden” where you can walk around and purchase lavender based products in the store there, as well.

If you go - and I encourage you to - be sure to go online and make a reservation for a balcony sitting, which provides you with almost instant seating and 75 minutes of time there - more than enough to revel in the wine, food and atmosphere.
Written 13 October 2023
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Thank you for the thorough and kind review of your recent experience at our tasting room! Sounds like you were able to enjoy the full Brys Estate experience and we are so glad!
Written 18 December 2023
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Suzanne M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We had a beautiful afternoon at the vineyard. So happy to finally visit this gorgeous winery. Nikki was our server and she was more than accommodating. We were so fortunate th have her guide us through the wine offerings. I hope on my next visit Nikki will be my server again. She is so personal able also gave more suggestions for other things in our day.
Written 23 September 2023
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Thank you for the kind review of your visit and your service! Cheers!
Written 18 December 2023
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TrophyWives
Chicago, IL36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful building and grounds even on a torrential rainy day. The hostess was rude and condescending. The tasting room was not overly crowded. Our wine flight arrived fifteen minutes after we ordered it after we inquired about it at the bar and our server admitted to us that she forgot about us. Not an inviting or friendly atmosphere. The wine tasted marginal at best. There are better option in TC!
Written 7 September 2023
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Oh no! We're so sorry to read this review. :( We have shared your feedback about your service with management. Please accept our apology and we hope you'll consider giving us another shot. We'd love to find you a wine to enjoy!
Written 18 December 2023
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CabValparaiso
Valparaiso, IN100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful, immaculate place!! Ernest greeted us so warmly and took care of us immediately. Kim helped us make our wine selections and it was a delightful experience from beginning to end! The tables, umbrellas and scenery were just lovely. We made a trip to the lavender farm on our way out and that was fun as well! Brys is a MUST DO if you’re in the Traverse City area!
Written 29 August 2023
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Thank you for sharing about your recent visit and offering such a kind review! We are so happy to hear that you were provided exceptional service and enjoyed our scenery - including our sister property, the Secret Garden at Brys Estate. We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 30 August 2023
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