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“Do NOT plan your event at Montserrat Vineyards”

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Montserrat Vineyards
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Kansas
2 reviews
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“Do NOT plan your event at Montserrat Vineyards”
Reviewed 28 July 2009

Fair warning: Montserrat vineyards will drop your event without any notification if a perceived better one comes along. We were excited about having our anniversary event for 50-60 people at the vineyard, thought it would be unique. We met with the staff in person to plan the decorations and seating, after which we were prepared to leave a reservation deposit but they waived it since our event was being held on an off-peak day. This made us a little nervous but they told us that the caterer would require a deposit for the food at an unspecified later time and we figured that would be adequate. Well, as the event drew closer we were playing phone tag with the caterer trying to arrange both the menu and the deposit. We were in contact with the winery staff who assured us on MULTIPLE occasions that our reservation was on the books regardless of the communication difficulty we were having with the caterer. Finally, out of frustration with the relentless phone tag, we went to the winery in person to leave the caterer's deposit. Upon arriving there, we were told that they had booked another party for the date and time we had reserved as the new party had been willing to leave a deposit on the spot! And as such, they would no longer be able to host our event. This was an outrage, because we had been more than willing to leave a deposit, it had been their suggestion to waive it! This left us in the lurch with only three weeks to find an alternative, which turned out to be more expensive and out of town...quite inconvenient for our many guests from the Warrensburg area. If your event is very important to your family and friends (as our was), you should not take the risk of working with these dishonest, unscrupulous people.

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Seymour
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“Montserrat vineyards”
Reviewed 24 July 2008

I go out of my to go this winery anytime I am in the area. They make some good wine. Most people prefer their Damifino. I prefer their Norton and their Damifino and their Mead. Damifino is a sweet red wine, Norton is a dry red, and Mead is an ancient type wine that some call a honeywine.

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