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“Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boekenoogen Winery Tasting Room

Boekenoogen Winery Tasting Room
24 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
(831) 659-4215
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Southern California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

How can you not visit a winery with the name Boekenoogen! The white wine has a distinctive flavor, refreshing and unique. The staff is friendly. Try the Syrah, it is quite nice too. Very down-to-earth staff that treated us really nice. Mrs. Boekenoogen, thank you for a lovely experience.

Visited April 2013
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Santa Clara, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice Tasting Experience - Family Owned Winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We enjoyed tasting a variety of whites and reds at the tasting room of this family owned winery. The vineyards are in the Santa Lucia Highlands and the tasting room in the Carmel Valley. Very nice Viognier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Being able to discuss how the fields are irrigated and managed and how the varieties were selected at their vineyards added to our experience. They also recommended a great lunch spot (Cafe Rustica) which made for a nice afternoon of tasting and food.

Visited December 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Lovely Tasting Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We did a tasting here one Sunday with a group of friends. We were able to sit on the patio and enjoy our tasting. We packed a picnic and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The wine was superb as was the service. The man who poured our tasting was very informative about the wines. This has been one of our favorite tastings in the valley.

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles
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“Fair wine, but odd experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Carmel Valley is predominantly Burgundian so when I saw the Viognier on the tasting list, I was excited to try. Wanting to skip the Chardonnays, I asked to taste the Viognier, but the pourer recommended tasting it last because it is their "biggest" wine (?) I could maybe understand how a Viognier could stand up to a light Pinot Noir, but they had Syrahs and even a Petite Sirah, which they poured before finally allowing us to taste the Viognier. The wine was good, but it's hard to know for sure since my palate was shot after the Petite Sirah. The Viognier was decidedly not bigger than the reds they poured, but I'm sure the staff has been trained to serve the wines in this order so I am thinking that serving the reds first is to mask something undesirable in the Viognier. The server was a little brash and too much of a salesman for my tastes. They have a nice patio area, but we were not inclined to stay long.

Visited July 2012
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California Hot Springs, California
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“Great Wines... Great Knowledge!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Found this tasting room to be great! Amazing wines... Only comment to staff like your wines... "breath a little!". So much knowledge there and stories were interesting. I will go back! Carmel Valley sooo much better than NAPA!

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