We've never heard about this winery and the only reason, we've been there is because my husband googled what is the top 10 winery to visit and Jarvis was one of them because apparently it is unique that the entire operation in the caves. The cost is $60 pp and includes a visit and tasting of some select wines with cheese. Group of 12 persons. We arrived 15 minutes earller and announced ourselves to their gate. We walked in and a gentleman (don't remember his name) welcomed us and invited us to pay. He showed us a piece of paper to put our name, address and email but told us that we don't have to do it since our goverment doesnt allowed us to receive wines from USA and anyway their wine list is full and there is a waiting list!!!! Pretentious!! Excuse me but there is one thing that I learned in my 35 years of work with public is to never under estimated the clent in front of me, don't be condescendant like this wine educator who used to be a teacher and somellier. Probably the type of teacher who throw you a chalk when you talk during his expose.The tour was not started and the 4 of us can't wait to get out of place. Ok, I will not spend the entire review on this person which obviously, we did not appreciated it neither maybe his sense of humor. The caves are nice, there is a water fall inside to keep humidity. We saw one of the winemaker in their bottling room. We listened the story of Jarvis, the estate is using only 3% of their ground, We then went to a tasting room. We had one white and 5 reds with heese and crackers Honestly, I appreciated the chardonnay , not enough to buy it and no coup de coeur for their red. The price of their wines started at $95, it is small production, maybe too much varieties, the prices goes with it.
I forgot to mention that we are wine lovers, own wine from all over the world and at different prices including the type of jarvis price and I mention it without pretention!!!! In resume, if you have $60 to spend to see something different, go for it but if it is for the tasting, well, i will suggest you to go somewhere else
If you own or manage Jarvis Estate, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.