About Us

HISTORY

Chateau Aeronautique Winery was founded by Lorenzo Lizarralde in 2008 on an Airpark north of Jackson with a home and a hangar on a grass runway. Wines have been handcrafted in the hangar using Michigan grapes, fermented in French yeasts and aged in French oak barrels. Lorenzo, being an international airline pilot, incorporates the aviation theme with an open cockpit biplane logo on every bottle. Desiring to grow its own grapes for better control and quality, having outgrown the hangar, and an abundance of requests to host weddings, buses, etc, the Winery acquired 26 acres in the Irish Hills for a second, larger venue in 2017.


AIRPARK TASTING ROOM
1849 RIVES EATON ROAD, JACKSON, MI 49201

Snuggled in off the beaten path, wines are offered for tasting in a beautiful setting alongside a grass runway in the Airpark. A boutique venue, here you will find a warm, inviting atmosphere with a vintage aviation theme, friendly and knowledgeable staff offering personal service, and tours of the hangar. The Gallery, with its barrel base bar, cork flooring, and hand painted mural of the vineyards of Tuscany was built in 2016. Our Gazebo, the original Tasting Room, is an intimate setting that is perfect for holding our Private Tastings on select weekends.

IRISH HILLS WINERY & TASTING ROOM
12000 PENTECOST HWY, ONSTED, MI 49265

South of U.S.-12 is 26 acres with a new 8,000 square foot building, 100+ parking spaces, tasting room, and production area with 16′ ceilings and acoustical steel walls. Here the theme is vintage airline, with a 1974 German glider wing for a bar top, vintage destination posters heralding legacy airlines, and eventually airliner seats for seating. Plans are afoot to develop the vineyard, dig a barrel cave into the side of a hill, and open an outdoor seating area.

BLUE SKIES BREWERY ~ COMING SOON
12000 PENTECOST HWY, ONSTED, MI 49265

Stay tuned for Grand Opening details for July 7th, 2017!


TASTINGS

We offer 2 different tastings here at Chateau Aeronautique Winery. Choose from a Dry Flight or Semi-Sweet Flight and see our break-out menu of our Dessert Wines for a sweet ending.
Taste anytime during our open hours, no appointment required (please check our Facebook during inclement weather for any up-to-date closings).
Celebrating something special with a group of 10 or more? Just give us a 24 hour notice or book in advance to schedule a Private Tasting for up to 12 people at our Airpark location.
Whether you are new to wine or a connoisseur your visit will be a fun, informative, and memorable experience.

OUR WINES

Modeled after the chateau wineries of Bordeaux, France, all of our wines are made from 100% Michigan grapes. 
Dry Flights include both Dry White and Dry Red wines while our Sweet Flight offers Semi-Sweet to Sweet White Wines.
Finish your tastings on a sweet note with one of our Dessert wine options.

DISCOUNTS

At Chateau Aeronautique we like to reward our guests for their patronage. Just purchase bottles of wine to receive a discount on your entire purchase!
3-5 wines = 5% off, 6-11 wines = 10% off, and 12+ wines = 15% off.
Michigan Vintage cards are accepted for a 5% discount off of any wine bottle purchase.

FOOD OPTIONS

Both of our locations have cheese, crackers and sausage available for purchase.
Guests are welcome to bring their own small plates/appetizers or order carry out from our local Pizzerias!

 

Look for our Kitchen!
Opening this Year
In the Irish Hills