Bonobo Winery, Traverse City

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Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Bonobo Winery located at 12011 Center Road, Traverse City, Michigan and within ten miles of downtown Traverse City is the ninth and newest winery on the very popular Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Bonobo Winery is a one-of-a-kind, experience-rich purveyor of artisan wines. The tasting room and processing facility opened in December of 2014. Wines are estate-grown and made on site; they will be high quality and limited in quantity.

Varietals to include: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.

Bonobo Winery is a unique place to visit for a glass of wine, a light snack, a tasting or special event. With amazing views, excellent wines and a rustic yet, elegant atmosphere, Bonobo is a “must visit” for tourists and locals alike.

Bonobo Winery is bringing an approachable new appreciation of Michigan wines and wineries to all who visit. It is welcoming, not bewildering; relaxed, not rushed; glasses, not sips; sophisticated, not salesy. Bonobo is a place you can’t wait to get back to with wines you can’t wait to share with friends and family.

At Bonobo Winery the philosophy is to embrace the beauty, charm and sanctuary of Traverse City- home to several successful festivals, popular wineries and amazing restaurants, stunning scenic views, and limitless outdoor activities and attractions.

All staff of Bonobo Winery strives to help our guests get the most out of their visit to the area. This will include recommendations of wineries and restaurants to enjoy, natural and historic sites to visit, and activities to enjoy both on and off the area’s beautiful lakes.
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  • This is likely a COVID measure, but there are no tastings or flights at this time. Only by the glass. The wine is excellent, among the best on the Penninsula, it also is priced like it. I would...  more »
  • Once again making my job as a wine tour guide easy... my group loved the frozen cider drinks and the views! Thanks so much  more »
  • Bonobo had a very updated atmosphere with a wonderful array of food as well as wines. Most of their wines were drier, but very good! We also ordered the charcuterie and the hummus. Both were amazing and I would definitely order again.
  • Pretty amazing view and helpful staff. I was about to buy a $12 glass and she offered a similar wine they had for $5. So a little small gesture like that was nice, maybe I looked like I didn't have $12 lol. Then again, maybe they were trying to get rid of something they made too much of. Either way, nice 1st experience.

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