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“Tasty Whites”

Bernardus Winery and Vineyard
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We tasted the wines from Bernardus when we took the Wine Trolley last October and had to come back for a few bottles while in the area. We actually came up a day early just so that we could take the time to swing by.

Thank Steven F
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We visited the Bernardus tasting room in Carmel Valley after visiting two smaller tasting rooms in the area and were a little disappointed. The tasting cost $12 (plus tax) for 4 wines plus a bonus pour. The wine was nice but forgettable, which I put down to the tasting experience rather than the quality of the wine. If I'd enjoyed the overall experience more I'm sure the wines themselves would have been more memorable. The staff were friendly but not as knowledgeable or passionate about the wines as we had experienced in some of the smaller tasting rooms. My partner asked about one of their wines which had a very small percentage of a particular grape, as he wondered whether such a small percentage had an impact of the taste, the response from the server was "yeah, apparently so"...he was looking for a little more insight than that! The tasting room wasn't particularly busy when we arrived, just one other couple, but that couple were in the wine business and both servers were clearly more interested in chatting to them rather than us. It felt like we had been rushed through the tasting. We hadn't even finished sampling the last wine but as soon as they realised that we wouldn't be buying anything our bill was brought over immediately. Bernadus is clearly one of the larger producers in the area and it seemed like they didn't think that they needed to make an effort with customers.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Bernardus Winery and Tasting Room is one of my favorite places to visit. The servers are so knowledgeable about wine, as well as being informative, funny and friendly. It feels as if we are coming "home" and family has been waiting for us to return. And, oh, the wine. My favorites are the Chardonnay, but the reds are fantastic as well, especially the Marinus. Bernardus offers food pairing parties which are delicious and original. It's a lovely drive from our home in Campbell, and well worth the trip.

1  Thank JudyStacia
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

The wine tasting guy aka bad bean towner was disorganized and very rude. Thankfully, a very good woman working with him stepped in and made our wine tasting experience very enjoyable with her great attitude and solid knowledge!

Thank cprkc1
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Although not located near other wineries, Bernardus' reputation is what draws people there. The wine is great, the staff is knowledgeable, and it is a beautiful site.

Thank Stephanie W
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