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 it’s 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.
AIRPARK TASTING ROOM
1849 RIVES EATON ROAD, JACKSON MI 49201
Snuggled in off the beaten path, the 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 it’s 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 M 49265
Stay tuned for Grand Opening details for July 7th, 2017.
We offer 2 different flights here at Chateau Aeronautique. Choose from a Dry Flight or a Sweet Flight.
Can’t decide? Choose any 6 (currently) from either Flight. Taste anytime during our open hours, no appointment required (please check our Face Book during inclement weather for any up to date closings). Celebrating something special with a group of 6 or more? Just give us a 24 hr notice or call ahead to schedule a Private Tasting in advance for up to 12 people. Whether you are new to wine or a Connoisseur your visit will be a fun and informative experience.
Modeled after the chateau wineries of Bordeaux, France our Dry Flights include Dry Whites, Dry Reds and finishes with a Dessert Cabernet Sauvignon. Our Sweet Flight offers Semi-Sweet to Sweet Whites ending with a Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. All of our wines are made from 100% Michigan Grapes.
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 also accepted for a 5% discount off of any wine bottle purchase~
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!