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Our Story

Our grandparents, Peter and Augusta (Gusi) Brengman, were Detroit area hospitality celebrities.
Pete operated the famous Continental Bowl for three decades. Grandma Gusi served as queen of our large Catholic immediate family. Her daily routine would begin each day with mass and then off for an 8-hour shift to lead the kitchen crew at our family’s ‘Captain’ restaurants.Our love for hospitality and sharing the finer things can surely be traced through our DNA. We were firmly taught that hospitality is both a human virtue and a vocation demanding that people be simultaneously skilled, compelling, and fascinating individuals.

The two brothers, Ed and Robert, began the dream in 2003 with the purchase of Crain Hill Vineyard and have experienced growth and success in every year of operation. We owe most of it to our focus and results to deliver delicious, enthusiastic, authentic, interesting, and energetic experiences to our guests.

Our staff are people who care about fine wine, local food, and the history and practices of which are all important for Brengman Brothers focus in creating a five-star experience.

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