Blackstar farms was the best winery I went to in the TC area last week. Loved their reds and the late harvest Riesling. The woman doing the pouring knew her stuff. So why only 3 stars? They charged for the tastings, which were so small it was actually hard to taste, and did not roll the tasting fee into the cost of the $25.00 bottle that I bought. Every winery I've ever been to does that, and I was disappointed that they didn't. It's just nickel and dimeing...
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May 22, 2013
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We appreciate your review and visit to our winery in the Traverse City area and are pleased to hear that you found wines you enjoyed. Our tasting fee includes a souvenir glass and 5 samples of wine. Samples are typically 1 oz each and are designed to provide a taste and not much more as we comply with responsible consumption. It is illegal to subtract the tasting fee from a purchase and we are therfore unable to provide this to our customers. We apologize for any confusion and understand that other wineries may act differently.
Director of Marketing at Black Star Farms
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