Chateau Fontaine’s dry white wines include a fruit-forward Chardonnay, crisp Pinot Gris, Dry White Riesling and unique “Woodland White”, made from Auxerrois, a little known grape variety in this country, originally from France. Semi-dry Gewurztraminer and semi-sweet White Riesling are our less dry selections. Our dry red wines are Pinot Noir and “Woodland Red”, an estate grown blend of Cabernets, Merlot, and Syrah. Popular Big Paw Red makes an excellent and affordable spaghetti and pizza wine. We also have an delicious cherry wine made from local cherries. Our wines are available at the tasting room near Lake Leelanau, at fine wine shops in the Leelanau and Grand Traverse area, and at select retailers around the state.

Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a wine more focused on finesse than power. Our Double Gold winning Pinot has a silky texture, notes of Earth and spice on the nose, and redberry flaor on the palate. Truly a wine not to be missed.

Woodland Red

A Meritage style blend. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, all grown in our Leelanau County vineyards. Full bodied, with great dark fruit characteristics, and spice on the finish.

Big Paw Red

Our Best of Class, everyday red blend. A fruity red, not too dry or sweet, wonderful for everyday dishes; hamburgers, pizza, pasta.

White Wines


Full bodied, unoaked, with bright fruit flavors of apple, and grapefruit.

Pinot Gris

Light bodied, easy drinking wine, citrus and apple flavors. Excellent pairing with fish from the Great Lakes.

Woodland White

Made from the Auxerrois grape. A crystal clear wine with strong fruit characteristics of peach, green apple, and melon.

Pinot Blanc

A rising star in the Michigan wine world, a complex and fruit forward wine with tropical flavors.

Dry Riesling

A fruit driven dry Riesling with floral characteristics in the background. Great for pairing with American holiday favorites.


A wonderful aromatic varietal, rose petal nose, lychee and white pepper on the palate. A great pairing with American holiday, and spicy Asian food.

Semi-Sweet Riesling

A wonderfully complex Riesling, with peach and apricot notes, and a finish of minerality. Well balanced with sweetness and acidity.

Dry Rose/Fruit Wines

Laughing Waters Dry Rosé

A dry rose of Pinot Noir. Cherry, strawberry, and raspberry flavors, very smooth and refreshing.

Cherry Wine

A semi sweet wine, made with three kinds of northern Michigan cherries. Great with Dark Chocolate, barbecue ribs, or any chocolate dessert.


A fortified version of our cherry wine, with Michigan cherry spirits. A great after sipping wine, best enjoyed in front of a fire.

New Varietals


A fantastic aromatic varietal. Full bodied with notes of lime and lemon. A double gold award winner.

Grüner Veltliner

GrĂ¼ Veltliner is a relatively new varietal to Northern Michigan, which is primarily grown in Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. This varietal produces a food friendly wine with citrus and peach characteristics, as well as occasional spicy notes. One of the few wines that pairs with Asparagus. Very limited current production.

Tasting Room Hours

Friday, Sunday, and Monday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm