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Tara Vineyard & Winery

8603 CR 3914, Athens, TX 75752
(903) 675-7023
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Athens
Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: A beautiful setting in the foothills of Athens Texas .The long driveway  to the right takes you to the Murchison mansion which in now a B&B or to... more »
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great communication with the owner, Patrick, for our Son's wedding rehearsal dinner. Fantastic setting and atmosphere. Bride and Groom were extremely happy with everything. Food was fabulous, especially the bruschetta. The wines they have are amazing, with you being able to sample them before you order what you want. Service was top-notch. I recommend this Winery/Restaurant to anyone or any... More

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Richardson, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after a day outdoors and enjoyed a wine tasting. We were pleasantly surprised and purchased a few bottles to bring home and enjoy later! We decided to stick around for dinner and again, were pleasantly surprised. The real surprise was the tab at the end. It's worth the stop for the wine but just... More

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Dallas area
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I submitted a reservation for the evening of February 12 (our 37th wedding anniversary) through the website. I rec'd confirmation emails as well as confirmation texts as late as the actual day of the reservation. We drove over to Athens (30 miles) for our reservation only to be greeted by a closed gate and darkened property. We were confused and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

been here several times, only second time to eat dinner. food was ok but not for the price. way too high for the quality. the wine on the other hand.... love it. i prefer red wines but their white is great. will be back, just not for dinner.

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Nolanville, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here foa a wine tasting and some snacks. Some of the wines were very good and the food we had was excellent. Only downside was the prices were very high.

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Bullard, Texas, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Wandering around Athens, looking for a spot to stop and have a bite. I Yelped restaurants, and up popped Tara Winery and vineyards. Gps'ed our way out, and had a very enjoyable lunch and wine tasting. Adorable lil blonde server (I didn't get her name, but she's a doll) meet a nice couple from Dallas, had a tasty lunch, and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Great wine, good food, but mostly great ambience. Dogs run loose, owner really friendly, beautiful view.

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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Did wine tasting. Some of the wine was decent but the bottle prices were absurd. High end menu for a restaurant on the premises; I did not try. Bed and Breakfast was also available on the property. The scenery was really special!

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

When is a rack of lamb = 4 chops? I guess it when you are eat in Texas near Athens. When is rare - grey all the way through the meat? I guess when you eat lamb at Tara Vineyard and Winery. Extremely disappointing, When are grilled vegetables the same as sauteed? I guess when you eat at Tara Vineyard... More

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

food was terrible.lobster ravioli was swimming in some kind of gross sauce and the ravioli tasted like the frozen kind you buy at cosco.my husbands steak was tough and had no seasoning not even salt.the marinara pasta tasted like noodles with ketchup.Very over priced. It cost 300.00 for 6 of us and we didnt even get any wine.a glass of... More

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