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. 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.
The Airpark location offers select cheeses, crackers, and sausage available for purchase.
Guests are welcome to bring their own small plates/appetizers or order carryout from our local Pizzerias!
Ciders are Coming to the Airpark
September 15th, 2018!

 

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 an outdoor seating area. Plans are afoot to develop the vineyard and eventually dig a barrel cave into the side of a hill.
The Irish Hills Kitchen is currently open select hours Thursday thru Sunday with an always-evolving menu!

 

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

 Microbrews & Ciders are now available!


TASTINGS

We offer 2 different tastings here at Chateau Aeronautique Winery. Choose from a
Dry Flight or Semi-Sweet Flight along with 2 additional Dessert Wine Tasting options.

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.

Join Our Frequent Flyer Program to receive $5 & $10 off vouchers
when you sign up to receive our emails

Michigan Vintage cards are accepted for a 5% discount off of any wine bottle purchase.