Baron Balche

Baron Balche, Valle de Guadalupe: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Baron Balche Reviews: 4/5

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Eddie M
Yuma, AZ375 contributions
Very busy winery
Feb 2021 • Couples
Stopped by for wine tasting with appointment, decided to stop by early and try appetizers paired with great wine, unfortunately bus after bus of patrons made the ambiance bit heavy, but the wines were great and definitely a must on a slow day..
Written February 17, 2021
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Jan2014
Murrieta, CA7 contributions
Old wine tasting
Jan 2021 • Couples
We chose the old vine tasting and were very disappointed. It was not only old vine it was very old wine they were pouring. WAY past the wines prime. Brickish in color and cloudy with a lot of sediment. The wines had the distinct aroma of over the hill wine.
Written January 24, 2021
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esmondf2018
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Very informative and committed
Jan 2020
Very passionate people who were prepared to answer any questions about the wines and the winery. Interesting visit.
Written February 2, 2020
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Uscrewedup
1 contribution
Terrible customer experience...
Nov 2019
We stopped at this winery to taste and purchase several cases of wine for an upcoming engagement party. Whilst we were waiting to pay for the cave tour (this is the only way to taste wine), the area around the cash register was extremely congested with other people wanting to pay for their cave tour - regrettably, a bottle of wine on a display stand was bumped and fell over. Nothing was said until 15 minutes later when we reached the front of the register area - the middle-manager said we had to pay for the bottle that was knocked over.

The mis-management of the area near the register along with their total absence of customer service (recognition of a simple accident) resulted in a loss of their tour revenue, and more importantly, the revenue from 10+ cases of wine.

We tried to resolve this later by calling and asking for the owner - however the staff repeatedly refused to connect us to the owner.
Written November 23, 2019
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SoBeRetired
South Pasadena, CA184 contributions
Poor service, mediocre food, disappointing wine
Apr 2019 • Friends
We walked to this winery restaurant from our B&B for dinner, and the entire experience was frustrating and disappointing. It was never clear who our server was. The menu selections were limited, and the food that we were served, with one exception, was poor in quality. Just as an example, the so-called bread was an inedible, yellowish stuff that none of us in a party of three could choke down. The wine we ordered with dinner was not up to the standards of even a middle ranking hotel, much less a winery. Avoid this place.
Written April 25, 2019
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Ebabelover
San Diego, CA35 contributions
Wine tours and great atmosphere
Mar 2019 • Solo
Definitely a place to visit while in Valle de Guadalupe. The wine tour was excellent. They take you into the caves and explain the wine making process. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you can also eat at their restaurant patio. I will come back again.
Written March 18, 2019
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lamelissa
Mazatlan, Mexico227 contributions
My favorite place
Dec 2018 • Couples

I have been to Valle de Guadalupe a couple of times, every time we try to visit different wineries
This has got to be the best one
The wine is amazing, staff are super friendly
The tour is worth it, they have an underground wine cellar
Also there is a little restaurant
Souvenir shop with snacks and wine
Written December 9, 2018
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Wally J
9 contributions
Dirty winemaking, high prices
Nov 2018 • Couples
Wines here had a common thread: dirty winemaking practices. Each one had noticeable Bret characters. There was visible black mould in the cellar and numerous rooms had fans running to help dispel the dank odours.

The so called premium wines with the much vaunted four years in barrel were overoaked and I doubt the fruit will ever climb out from beneath. Our guide proudly quoted prices in the hundreds of dollars as if this was an affirmation of quality.

The wines weren't awful, but the value for money certainly was.
Written November 29, 2018
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Vaughanus
Perth71 contributions
Interesting with superb underground cellar
Oct 2018 • Couples
Helpful staff and intersting place. The wines at lower end quite awful but higher end ok. Reasonable gift shop. Did not eat there so cannot cimment on that but overall worth a visit, especially if selective with tasting set chosen.
Written November 7, 2018
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Maribel H
Chichen Itza, Mexico77 contributions
Beautiful place- Wine not the best
Sep 2018 • Friends
This was 1 of 5 wineries I visited during my trip to Valle. I maybe did not pic the best tour because the wines where not that good.
I had much better wines in other places. The facilities are excellent. I would give it another try for sure
Written September 20, 2018
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