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“Wine ok; folk unfriendly” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Juan Vineyards

San Juan Vineyards
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Indianapolis
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wine ok; folk unfriendly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I'm not one to be negative but this visit left a poor taste in my mouth. We arrived eight minutes before closing and let the owner and another individual who was working know we were just in to buy a bottle of wine and would honor their 5pm closing time. I have kids who work in the hotel/restaurant industry and I know what it's like when they are ready to call it a night and go home. These folks were abrupt to the point of being rude. Even after congratulating them on a recent award, there wasn't a smile to be seen.

Their wine is decent but their customer service leaves a poor taste in the mouth. They're about the only wine gig with a vineyard in town, so I guess they've figured out that closing time is closing time. Too bad... it's a beautiful property on a beautiful island.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Denton, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“vineyard wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

beautiful setting! good wines! affordable tastings with knowledgeable staff. chapel scenic for the wedding. Mona the camel lives across the street!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Doris M
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LAKESIDE
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wine tasting downtown great way to spend a Sunday afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We walked from our downtown hotel to the tasting store for some noontime fun! We would have gone to the vineyard but it was pouring rain and we were on foot! Wine tasting was $1 a tasting which was a bargain and we had the place to ourselves on this early Sunday morning! Staff was pleasant! We left happy with a bottle in hand! Highly recommend

Visited September 2013
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Thank CHRISTINA R
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Mount Dora, Fl
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We love big California reds and were pleasantly surprised by the varietals SJV had to offer. Since they were able to ship to Florida, we bought a case. The Cab Franc was great AND costs only $19 per bottle.

Visited September 2013
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Thank JLTDLT
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236 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Don't go Late”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

They close at 5. When we walked in we were told it was closed and there would be no tasting. Okay ;( She was pouring for another couple and then changed her mind about us and poured us a quick taste. However, the unfriendly greeting left a bitter taste in my mouth. I do understand that one wants to go home, but wow.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank MomFromOrondo
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