Brys Estate VineYard & Winery
1. 1890 renovated farmhouse
2. Seats for viewing the countryside
4. Old word brick and mahogany tasting room
The most beautiful VineYard and Wine Tasting location was on Old Mission Peninsula
at the Brys Estate VineYard & Winery. It is located on 80 acres of family owned land. Their boutique winery gives breathtaking views of the East Grand Traverse Pay. They live in a circa 1890 renovated farmhouse and barn [turned guest cottage]. Beautiful gardens abound.
They have won over 150 medals in International and state wine competitions. The vineyard consists of 31 acres and are favous for their Riesling ice wine. The tasting room is breathtaking with its old-world brick and mahogany interior and with views into the intimate vaulted barrel room where their red wines are ages in traditional Bordeaux French oak barrels for 10-13 months.
This tasting room required money for tasting, and if you purchase, that fee is taken off the price of the wine. This place was the most "exclusive" of all the wineries that we visited, and it was the only place that we did not do tasting and did not purchase. The exclusive attitude was a little "off putting". However, that does not take away the beauty and elegance of this lovely spot.