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Sand Castle Winery

755 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Erwinna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When we first drove up to the winery, it was a beautiful setting. The building is impressive. The views were beautiful. The inside of the building reminded me of a hotel lobby, not a winery. The wine tour was short but informative. Although it was interesting to see the equipment used for the harvest and processing, the equipment itself was... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The tasting was interesting, wines were paired with chocolates and nuts, informative and fun presentation. However, you stand during the tasting, which would be fine but the table was low and it was an awkward set up. A bar height table would have been better. There were about 15-20 in our tasting group. We had a Living Social coupon for... More

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have known the owner Joe Maxon for over 25 years and was a supplier to him when he first opened and was working out of a trailer on top of the wine vats now 25 years later he realized his dream of building a castle on the concrete slab directly over the vats and it is beautiful, I knew... More

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Cherry Hill, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I suppose it's a hazard when you plan interactive tours and booths for a living, but this Winery tour, though featuring a number of good wines, was disjointed and left visitors unclear of what was happening as if we were lost sheep. No greetings as you enter, no sectioned off areas to tell you what to do where, and a... More

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was our third trip to this winery and, our second tasting with Enzo who is so knowledgeable and people oriented. In fact, it is a shame that Enzo is not relegated to doing private tastings and spending more time with the patrons since he has such expertise.. For the first time ever, we were greeted by some harried woman... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went for a wine tasting that was said to include a gourmet lunch platter, tasting and tour. The tour guide was not familiar with anything about the wine making process, the equipment was in pieces so we couldn't see where it was broken down. Tasting was done standing up and rushed. But the worst was that the gourmet lunch... More

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Pitman, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The tour was so slight, the wine tasting was fine. The cheese and meat platter was disappointing. The only saving grace was the wine was "Slavish". It was the people that we met that made up for the experience.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Wine at the Sand Castle is not the best wine I've ever had, but the wine pairing/tasting put on by the owner is worth every penny of the $35/person charge, thoroughly enjoyed myself, learned so much about food pairing, some were very surprising and out of the box. I will be back

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This winery is about an hour from home and the ride along the Delaware River to get there was lovely. The winery itself was a surprise. A castle looking building with beautiful grounds and a view of the river. Beautiful for events. We were there as part of 40th bday party group. We had a private tasting on the upper... More

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is our second visit to Sand Castle Winery. The tour guide was great, knowledgable, funny and very nice with the guests. After the tour we proceeded upstairs to the tasting. The main gentleman, Joseph, was the best ever. He made a large group of strangers laugh and enjoy the wine tasting with lots of information, jokes and just plain... More

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