TASTES of Black Star Farms is housed in one of North America’s largest and most innovative redevelopment projects, the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Only a mile from downtown Traverse City, this project preserves history and green space while promoting a community of businesses and residences.
Located on the Mercato garden level, the tasting bar and bistro offers samples and retail sales of Black Star Farms’ wines and brandies in addition to vodkas and whiskeys from Grand Traverse Distillery. We offer wine samples by the glass along with appetizers and desserts all day (see menu here). We do wine and spirits tasting daily until 5pm, and serve an amazing dinner (by reservation) on Tuesday-Saturday evenings.
The Matterhorn Grill Dinner is a simple and traditional European-style meal of Leelanau Cheese Company’s award-winning raclette cheese melted and poured over a selection of table-top grilled ham, sausages, potatoes, fresh vegetables, apples, and hearth-baked bread. Dinner is paired with your selection of samples of Black Star wines.
Matterhorn Grill meals feature Leelanau Cheese Company raclette cheese and liberal wine samples. They are offered for $59 per couple Tuesday to Saturday nights. Seating for groups of two to 12 is limited, and reservations are necessary. This can be a romantic dinner for just the two of you secluded in one of our cozy nooks, or a festive evening for your group. Please call 231-944-1349 to reserve.
For the connoisseur or collector of fine barrel-aged spirits we also provide the opportunity to craft your own whiskey. We stock empty barrels in 1, 2 and 3 liter sizes, and you can pick from among five un-aged Grand Traverse Distillery spirits. These include two styles of bourbon, a 100% rye, and Irish or Scotch blends. Simply fill your barrel, age to your taste and amaze your friends with your own distinctive spirit.
TASTES is open:
Sunday from Noon to 4pm
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 am to 7 pm
Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday 10 am to 9 pm
TASTES is available for private events, receptions and parties. To book your event or for general tasting room information, contact Bonnie at 231-944-1349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mercato – 800 Cottageview Dr. Suite 35
Traverse City, MI 49684
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Directions: From the Bay, take US-31 (Division) south to11th St. and turn right. Go straight through the first stop sign and bear left on Silver Dr. Bear right on Cottageview Dr. and turn into the second parking lot on your right. TASTES is located on the ground level just to the right of the main entrance to the Mercato.