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“There are better, go elsewhere”
Review of Bonitas Winery - CLOSED

Bonitas Winery
Oakdale, California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“There are better, go elsewhere”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

It takes a bit of deduction to find the drive down to the winery. Yes, the view is nice, but everyone along the lake has stunning views. The wines were only OK. Interestingly, the winemaker is the coldest one we've ever run into. Don't know if he was having a bad day or is just full of himself. There are too many excellent (and fun) wineries here to bother with Bonita's.

Visited July 2014
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6 Thank Kathe P
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English first
Coquitlam B.C.
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Bonitas Winery”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We were at a wedding in July at Bonitas Winery. Beautiful setting and view of the lake. What is needed is a golf cart to drive people to and from the event tent which is down by the cliff. Tent was excellent in providing shade for the guests as it was very hot. The walk down and back up is steep and long. They also need to provide a bathroom downstairs as the one downstairs in the Bistro closes at 5PM and the one provided was 3 flights up, a long way even for a fit person, never mind someone elderly. They also need to get rid of the gravel in the parking lot on which the portable dance floor was put down on. It was difficult to walk on, again, even for a fit person. Most of the women took off their shoes.The mens' shoes were filthy with gravel dust at the end of the night. The portable dance floor was awful. It ended up on a downward slope and many of the boards were popping up all over the place. The food was excellent, the wine was good.

Visited July 2014
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Thank fourcads
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, delicious food, interesting service”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

The view is stunning. Parking is a little odd. The food was delicious. We came during an interesting situation, I think the waitresses were having a fight and one quit on the spot so service was little slow but they were still friendly. The wine tasting was informative, friendly, and delicious.

Visited August 2013
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Thank J H
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,597 reviews
532 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“Bonita's is Bueno”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

The Viognier eye candy was just great and the Pinot Noir that,only received a bronze up,against Oregon Pinots was wonderful. We focussed on those two wines. The views and the grounds were great and the ride down to the winery was windy but once you got there .... Beautiful. The owners were engaging and had great stories to tell about the house and the architectural design of the buildings.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Joel K
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Kamloops, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Weekend Winery Tour”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

This is a must see/stop on your wine tours. The location is stunning. The wines are excellent We recommend Eye Candy. Lawrence and Diane are the nicest people and spending time with them and enjoying their wine is very special.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank b h
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