I can’t believe how great this weekend was! My best friend is getting married SO SOON and so we headed up north to have a great girls weekend in honor of the big day. After a night of catching up, playing games, and pizza, we hit Old Mission Peninsula early on Saturday to cheers to the Mr. & (soon-to-be) Mrs.
We started off at Chateau Chantal first and enjoy some great Malbec while sitting in their view-packed tasting room. Seriously, can I just live there please?! The view was spectacular and the sun was just coming out of the clouds (unfortunately snow was about to as well, but it held off for a few hours!).
During the whole wine tasting afternoon we had a scavenger hunt all set up and teams ready to compete, hashtags and all! It was a great way to stay competitive and be on a mission for the whole afternoon, and it lead to some pretty weird times… can you say toilet paper veil and selfies with the bartender?!
We hit up Brys Estate next and got to walk around their facility while stopping at different wine stations to try their selection. It was really cool getting to see the wine barrels and their beautiful location; their back patio overlooked their fields and you could see the lake off on the horizon.
We stopped at Chateau Grand Traverse next, and I think it might have been my favorite tasting on the tour, their Riesling is top-notch, and I would’ve bought a barrel of their Cherry Riesling if I could’ve. Not too sweet, very crisp and refreshing. We had some extra time here, so we enjoyed the sun and took some ridiculous selfies.
Now I have to rave about our awesome wine tasting tour through Grand Traverse Beer Tours. They were extremely helpful, planned out itinerary, got in touch with the wineries ahead of time, and knew what was happening on the peninsula that weekend to help make sure we had the best time. Our bus driver, Luke, was so wonderful, laughed at our horrible jokes, and even walked around the wineries with us taking candid photos. I would HIGHLY recommend them if you were planning a similar event!
Our final stop was Peninsula Cellars, which used to be an old schoolhouse built in the 1800’s. The whole place was school-themed, which meant for a great photo session by the detention-chalkboard while we enjoyed some delicious warm mulled wine. This was such a unique location, it should be on your list if you’re planning a trip yourself!
Overall, the weekend was a blast getting to catch up and enjoy some great wine tasting & views with great friends. I’m so grateful for adventure-filled weekends like these that lead to memories to last a lifetime. Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated the beautiful bride-to-be!
Have your own bachlorette party you’re planning??
Download this free pdf scavenger hunt here!