Chateau Chantal Provides Community Aid During Pandemic

May 8, 2020

Marie-Chantal Dalese
Chateau Chantal

Traverse City, MI: Chateau Chantal Winery and Inn on Old Mission Peninsula just completed a month of contributions to local organizations providing COVID-19 related relief via a donation of 15% of their online sales during April. The company provided $6,567 worth of contributions to the following organizations:

The Good Bowl Hospitality Worker Relief Fund
Northwest Michigan Health Services
NMCAA Meals on Wheels
The Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund

As a business, Chateau Chantal has been shuttered for tasting room and overnight stays since the beginning of the Executive Order. Like other wineries, the company experienced an uptick in online orders. “Giving back to our community has always been a piece of our fabric. We wanted to identify and work with organizations that were providing critical relief to our fellow hospitality industry workers, the medical community, and those needing at-home services. We’re very proud to have been able to help in a small way during this time,” commented CEO Marie-Chantal Dalese.

Chateau Chantal has been hosting virtual tastings, cooking classes, and encouraging their guests to order products online and in Michigan grocery stores. With a stay safe plan in place, the company’s team looks forward to opening to guests again when allowed.

In the meantime, they will be open for take-out orders Saturdays in May from 12-5pm. Guests can order online ahead of time for contactless delivery (, or stop by the outdoor gazebo for to-go service. The winery has also made their own hand sanitizer for staff use and will be applying all relevant CDC safety recommendations. Come on out for a beautiful drive on Old Mission Peninsula!

Cut #1: CEO Marie-Chantal Dalese with To-Go Offerings from Outdoor Patio
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Chateau Chantal is a unique development that combines a winery, vineyards, bed and breakfast, residence, six private home sites, and winding roads, all of which combine to create a “retreat into Northern Hospitality.” The 65 acre site sits high atop a ridge 12 miles north of Traverse City, Michigan on the beautiful and historic Old Mission Peninsula. Chateau Chantal crafts many styles of wine, allowing the grape to dictate the style. The location’s unparalleled views and outstanding staff play host to B&B activities, cooking classes, wine education opportunities, Lunch Tours, conferences and meetings, small weddings, and friendly regional wine events.

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