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Chateau Chantal
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
Phone: (231) 223-4110

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The unlikely story of Chateau Chantal’s beginning is pretty well known in Michigan. Robert Begin worked
as a Catholic diocesan priest for 12 years in his home area of Detroit until he made a decision in 1972 to begin again, as a businessman this time, heading a construction company. His wife, Nadine, had taken a similar path by entering the Felician Sisters. After 22 years, she, too, made a decision to seek a different life.

In 1974, the two former clergy married, and followed Robert’s dream of building a European-style winery chateau.

The Begin family — Robert, Nadine and daughter Marie-Chantal — opened the doors of Chateau Chantal in 1993, upon the completion of a French-style three-room B&B, winery, and vineyard estates. The B&B now has eleven units, and the 65-acre estate on Old Mission Peninsula includes vines sprawling across rolling hills that produce grapes for the winery’s growing list of award-winning wine.

Chateau Chantal’s history began in 1983, with the formation of Begin Orchards and the purchase 60 acres of cherry orchards on the estate property. Chateau Chantal is well-known for its creative approach to fruit wines as well as the quality of its grape wines, both under the direction of Michigan native Mark Johnson, who received a degree in viticulture and enology at the Federal Research Station and Institute in Geisenheim, Germany. Johnson has been the winemaker at Chateau Chantal for nearly 20 years.

Unlisted fruit/exotic products from Chateau Chantal: Cherry Eau de Vie (alcohol content too high to legally direct ship)

How to order: Click the BUY NOW button to use the online store or call 1-800-969-4009 to place an order over the phone.

Deals: 1-cent shipping when you buy 6 or more bottles. Limited-time offer.

Shipping: All shipments are via UPS GROUND and an ADULT signature over 21 is required upon delivery. Verification of age is required.

Ships to: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin

Retail Availability: Limited retail presence in Michigan and Illinois only.

Tasting room sales: Yes.

All listed fruit/exotic products from Chateau Chantal:

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  • Cerise Cherry Port

    Variety: Cherry
    Made by: Chateau Chantal, Michigan

    Multiple gold medal winner in international contests, this port-style cherry masterpiece is not only a top seller at Chateau Chantal, it’s also incredibly deserving of its accolades and popularity. Deep and rich cherry flavor, accented with the smoky complexities of fine ports. More…

    Dessert Wine

  • Chateau Chantal Bubbly Cherry

    Variety: Cherry
    Made by: Chateau Chantal, Michigan

    Gold-medal-winning sparkling cherry wine is an explosion of tiny cherry bubbles in your mouth! Touch of sweetness to bring out the full flavor of the fruit that dances with the effervescence. More…

    Sparkling Wine

  • Chateau Chantal Cherry Wine

    Variety: Cherry
    Made by: Chateau Chantal, Michigan

    A sophisticated, seriously good cherry wine that travelled from the heart of tart cherry country to New York City and won a silver medal at an international wine competition. Made not sweet (but not super dry, either) from 100% cherry pie cherries (Montmorency). Hint of almond flavor. More…