When looking for unique ways to spend your weekend and for somewhere you can go to avoid kids and anything else you need a break from, then Brys Estate is the perfect place to be. Over the years, wine tastings have become to go-to activity for people wanting to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine. Wineries all over America have begun opening their doors to the general public to give them a behind-the-scenes look at how some of their favorite beverages are made. Vineyards are surrounded by acres and acres of grape vines, making the landscape that surrounds them a beautiful sight to supplement the already exhilarating experience.

Brys Estate in Traverse City, MI has received numerous awards for its excellence in winemaking and has been called one of the best vineyards in the Midwest. A family-run business, this place is sure to satisfy all your wining and dining cravings and will leave you pleasantly surprised at the classiness and grandeur of the surrounding environment.

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Even though there isn’t a host of different things to do at the vineyard, the things they do, they do the best. As you enter, you are treated with the utmost respect and hospitality to kick-start your experience. Visitors can take a tour of the entire vine field to enjoy all the beauty the landscape has to offer.

The site was built by a couple who had a keen interest in winemaking, and today the estate spans an enormous area, receiving thousands of guests each year. Their love and passion for wine – and each other – is what really keeps the winery going and what makes it such a homely, family-esque, yet classy destination.

When at the winery, you can have a look at all the techniques of producing the wine that the family has used over the years, giving you an insight into the process of making one of the world’s most loved alcoholic beverages. From picking the grapes to the brewery and distillation process, everything is covered – a great treasure trove of knowledge for wine lovers and enthusiasts.

Since it is a family-run business, the staff at the vineyard treats every person walking in like a family member. What is visiting a vineyard without tasting some of its finest wines? Brys Estate offers some of the best red wines in the area and is determined to always maintain the highest quality. Visitors can try out the family's vast selection of red wines produced from the grapes grown on the farms themselves. Although, if you’d rather eat the grapes instead, or in addition, we’re sure that the estate would be happy to oblige.

Brys Estate offers its visitors a personalized private wine tour, complete with a visit to all the processing rooms on the property. At the end of the tour, guest can enjoy their wine with a lovely meal specially made to fit the wine the guests choose to drink. Visitors also get the opportunity to sit and dine in private rooms, which vary according to the size of the group. The wines can be enjoyed with a wide range of imported cheeses and meats, giving you an exquisite and extravagant meal.

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2.Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit
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The winery offers a range of different options depending on how long guests want to stay. For people who want to spend one good day at this winery, booking a wine tour is one of the best options. These tours don’t last for too long and get to the wine tasting part pretty soon, so you can get the most out of your experience. However, since the tours book up fast and are only offered for one group at a time, you may want to look at the website to check availability before setting a date for your trip.

If you would prefer to stay for a bit longer, the vineyard offers a couple of beautiful and comfortable accommodations so you can truly enjoy your time at the vineyard. The rooms are equipped with all the necessary facilities, and, again, it is essential to check availability before selecting the date for your visit.

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3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686, website, Phone: 231-223-9303

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Brys Estate in Traverse City, MI