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“make sure you have a lot of wait time available”
Review of Finnriver

Finnriver
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Chimacum
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Owner description: Finnriver is a 33 acre organic family farm and artisan Cidery that handcrafts award-winning sparkling hard ciders and fruit wines. We are located in the fertile Chimacum Valley of Washington's Olympic Peninsula and welcome visitors to visit us on the farm and get a taste of life on the land! We are committed to wise land stewardship through organic agriculture, salmon habitat restoration, alternative energy, conservation easements and community outreach. Our Tasting Room is open year-round with seasonal hours and we host groups, retreats and events.
washington
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“make sure you have a lot of wait time available”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

we had a great seat with a view, tiny place and the wait staff was nice enough, but we waited forever for our wine and our food. way, way to long about 45 mins. unacceptable we felt. way under staffed for how busy it was. once my meal got to me it was the wrong thing. i ate it anyway (didn't want to wait another 1/2 hour) it was ok...most likely won't return.

Visited May 2013
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Thank juneaufurpants
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Crystie K, Owner at Finnriver, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
Thank you for your honest review. I do want to apologize for the wait last weekend. It was a "special release" event so we knew it would be busier than normal, but we were caught entirely off guard by the tremendous crowd and while it was delightful to have so many folks here, we understand your frustration. We are doing several things to improve the situation by expanding the tasting room, bringing on more staff and changing our cash register to make it speedier. We would be happy to offer you a gift certificate for a cider order if you would like to email me at info@finnriverfarm.com with your contact information. Again, our earnest apologies and we hope you choose to come back on a quieter day so we can offer you our best attention! Crystie Kisler, co-owner Finnriver
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Seattle, WA
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74 reviews
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“great ciders, cute farm”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We loved the cider tasting at FinnRiver. Try the habanero cider - along with the apple champagne! It was a gorgeous day and we walked down the Salmon Path.

Visited May 2013
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Crystie K, Owner at Finnriver, responded to this review, 11 May 2013
Thank you so much for visiting and for the kind response. I'm glad you liked that spicy Habanero and had a chance to enjoy walking the land. We welcome you back any day!
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Washington State
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30 reviews
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“First Hard Cider Tasting Experience”
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Friendliness of staff was great. Felt the hard cider was okay, but charging for tasting and not given credit for the tasting fee unless you buy a whole case seems excessive.

Visited April 2013
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Thank tsxsue
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Crystie K, Owner at Finnriver, responded to this review, 11 May 2013
Thank you for your visit and for your helpful feedback! We began charging tasting fees at the request of the local winery association and also because it really helps us stay open 7 days a week. Opening bottles can get very expensive but we want to be as accessible as possible, so we are trying to find a balance there. Good news is that we waive the fee with any 6-bottle purchase and you also receive an additional 10% off for a case. We will keep reviewing the tasting fee policy to see if we can make it an even better experience and be sure it is worth the money!
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New Orleans, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great tasting room, quaint and sophisticated at the same time”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

We love apple cider, and this is a great way to try different kinds. Knowledgeable staff. The craft of cider making is nteresting

Visited March 2013
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Thank Soda100
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Crystie K, Owner at Finnriver, responded to this review, 11 May 2013
We appreciate your kind comments and that you took time to visit us at Finnriver! The history and craft of cider fascinates us as well and we hope to have more educational displays in the next year so folks can learn even more about this tasty heritage beverage.
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“Delicious Local Cidery”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

After having a just-average dinner in Sequim, WA one evening, my husband and I decided the best part of the meal had been the local cider from Finn River. Their ciders are really dry, flavorful, tangy and tart - everything I love about apples that steered far clear from the sweet syrupy junk in the store. So we took a trip by the cidery to sample all the wares. What a beautiful way to spend a rainy afternoon! The farm is easy to find and everyone was so friendly. We also bought several bottles to bring home.

Visited December 2012
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Crystie K, Owner at Finnriver, responded to this review, 2 January 2013
Thanks for making the trip to come see us at Finnriver Farm & Cidery! I am glad you discovered our cider and appreciate you took on the adventure of finding us in Chimacum. We always hope that folks will find something they love when they are here. We wish you wonderful travels ahead and hope to see you here someday again!
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