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Bowers Harbor Vineyards

Frequently Asked Questions!

An important message regarding the coronavirus 

Bowers Harbor Vineyards is currently open Sun- Thursday 11-6pm, and Fri - Sat from 11 am - 6pm for outdoor seating, wines by the glass, and wine flights, as well as curbside service for bottle and growler sales. Our indoor Tasting Room is currently open to our wine club members. For curbside, please call (231) 223 - 7615 to place your order and we will have it ready for you when you arrive. 

CLICK HERE to book your 1 hour table reservation. *Please keep in mind that all of our outdoor table reservations are weather depending as we cannot guarantee a dry seat if it rains. 

We are so excited to see your smiling faces (like SO EXCITED!)! 

A Few Housekeeping Details:

We do accept walk ins at this time however, reservations guarantee customers a seated table, and possibly a covered area during inclement weather.

1) We are operating at 100% capacity outside.
2) You will be greeted by a host/hostess at our flowered walkway. If you arrive late, your reservation time will be shorter.  If you are more than 10-minutes late, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation.
3) No cash sales. WE ARE CARD ONLY.
4) No more than 4-8 people at a table depending on table design.  Groups of 8 or more will be split up.
5) We are currently offering wine by the glass and wine flights on the lawn (NO TASTINGS OR TOURS, at this time).  All seating is 100% outside, and outside restrooms are available to guests.
6) NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE on the property. We apologize.
7) We have staff dedicated to cleaning and sanitizing.
8) We are family friendly, and this includes your furry friends.

Do you allow dogs on your property?
Yes! Friendly dogs are allowed on our patio and outdoors.  We sell dog treats, stuffed dogs, dog wine stoppers, wine dog bandanas and wines with dogs on the label, too. We love dogs!

Do you provide guest transport?

No, we do not  provide transportation to and from our tasting room, however, we work closely with the tour and bus companies in our area. Traverse City Tourism offers a list of wine tour & transportation companies - ranging from fully-hosted educational wine tours to limousine service to local cabs. Just be sure to call these companies ahead so appropriate accommodations can be made. 

What are your hours?


May 1-October 31

Sunday -Thursday 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm
 

November 1- April 30

Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Monday - Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

Holiday Hours

Easter Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm
Christmas Eve 11:00am-3:00pm
New Year’s Eve 11:00am-5:00pm
New Year’s Day 12:00pm-4:00pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Do you have a wine club?

Yes! Wine Club Members receive a glass of wine upon each visit, as well as discounts on wine and hard cider all year long. For more information about our club click HERE.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes of course! We are a family friendly facility. We have a number water and sparkling rasbberry juice, and a N/A flight as well!

Can we bring our own food?
We do not allow outside food or beverage at this time, we apologize for this inconvenience.

Do you have food that we can enjoy?

We have small snacks available for purchase including cheese, crackers, dips, salami, pretzels, hummus.

Are you connected to the Bowers Harbor Inn?

We are not, we are a separate business. Bowers Harbor Inn is still the same beautiful estate in the same location, now renamed Mission Table. The casual pub-style restaurant in the rear of the estate, formerly The Bowery, is now called The Jolly Pumpkin.

Are you a part of Bowers Harbor Marina?

No, the marina is a separate business. For information on that, click here.

Where are your dogs?

Spencer has two English Cream Retrievers, one of which follows Spencer wherever he goes, so if you’re lucky enough you may see Winston wandering the grounds when you are in!  Linda now as an adorable goldendoodle named Lucy that you may also see roaming around.

Do you ship out of state?

Yes, we currently ship to California, Colorado, DC, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, and Washington. *If your state is not listed, please email Kylee to get a quote to ship through PakMail (PakMail cannot ship to NH, ND, UT, SD, MS, AL, VT & KY).

What flavor ciders do you have?

Our cider flavors rotate throughout the year, and include 7-Apple, Cherry-Apple, Peach-Apple, Blackberry-Apple, Blueberry-Apple, Cranberry-Apple, Mango-Apple, Raspberry-Apple, Pineapple-Apple. These are available in half-gallon growlers and 16-oz. Pints.  Three of our flavors are available in wine bottles, and can be shipped: Cherry-Apple, Peach-Apple, and Blueberry-Apple.

Do you sell non-alcoholic beverages?

Yes, we have a sparkling raspberry juice available by the glass and bottle. We also offer a selection of Fruit Belt Sparkling Tonics by the bottle or flight!

Do we have to make reservations?

Yes, heres the link  Reservations

Do we have prepay for groups?

We do not require pre-payment.

Are your wines/ciders gluten free?

Yes, all our beverages are gluten free.

What type of wines do you have?

We have a large variety of wines including dry and demi-sec sparkling, dry to sweet whites, dessert and port style wines, a variety of red wines, cherry wines, and hard cider. Our top varietals include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Click HERE for our most current menu. 

Are you open in the winter?

Yes, we are open in the winter.

November 1- April 30 our hours are:
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Monday - Thursday 11:00am-5:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

The only days we are closed are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Can we take photos?

Of course! Please tag us on Social Media when you post them!

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