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Skinner VIneyards

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JudgeSue wrote a review Jul 2020
Henderson, Nevada142 contributions59 helpful votes
My husband and I have come to El Dorado County for years, and experienced Skinner for the first time just a few years ago. The wines are exceptionable, the grounds and patio beautiful, and the view was to die for. My recommendations for wines include (but are not limited to) Seven Generations (a white), Dry Diggings (a red-GSM) and 1861 (another and exceptional GSM). The only downside this trip was with following the COVID-19 requirements, it was hot on the patio even under the umbrellas; weather was not a problem on our other trips. I highly recommend visiting this winery.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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AppMyHome wrote a review Jul 2020
El Dorado Hills, California289 contributions43 helpful votes
We've been members of Skinner for years and they remain one of our very favorite wineries in the area. Their Rhone style wines are always delicious, we are not white wine drinkers but their varietals are just as good for us as the reds. They have an amazing patio with sweeping views of the countryside that is just as pleasant almost all year round. You can taste inside at the bar or on the patio and take your time savoring their wines.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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jstchillin wrote a review Nov 2019
Des Moines, Iowa6 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife, a friend and I were searching out that perfect bottle of California wine in Amador county. We were referred to Skinner Winery by another local winery, as well as a local resident. I was our designated driver for the day and was sipping very lightly. At the beginning of the/our tasting at Skinner Winery I told the pourer this information and would only ask for enough wine in the glass to just taste. My wife and friend each had glasses which were generous in their pours. The girl pouring wasn't all that friendly and at the end of our tasting, I decided to purchase a bottle of wine . The pourer retrieved that bottle and sat it on the bar in front of me. Our friend selected her 1 bottle purchase as well. I told the pourer that I would pay for my selected bottle and she asked "do you want the other tasting charge put on my bottle price?" I said "what tasting charge would that be?" She responded that there was a $15 per tasting charge, waived if a bottle of wine was purchased, for each individual. I asked if she was charging me for my tasting - as per my instructions at the beginning of the pour - I wanted a small sampling only being our designated driver. She went and asked her manager and then came back to point out on their tasting menu it clearly stated their policy and yes, we were expected to pay the $15 tasting fee as my wife and I were only going to purchase one bottle of wine. I left the bottle of wine I was going to purchase, my friend left her bottle of wine, we paid the $45 and we left. As I was walking out the door the pourer called me a name. There are many other wineries in the area we visited of which respected our designated driver and small / minimal pours. We won't return to Skinner Winery.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dprez1984 wrote a review Sep 2018
Cancun, Mexico157 contributions67 helpful votes
This was our third wine tasting stop and our last. Wonderful tasting and what a view. We were told that we can return with a picnic and use their tables. What a beautiful site. If I were to be having a reception I would check out doing it there!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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nycjda wrote a review Jan 2018
Weehawken, New Jersey82 contributions18 helpful votes
By far the best wine tasting experience in El Dorado County. Friendly and personable service, amazing views, and most importantly, delicious wine! A Sonoma quality experience, but without the crowds. The wine tasting is free if you purchase wine, and they offer cheese and charcuterie to enjoy with the tasting for a nominal charge. They are also happy to provide recommendations for other wineries or places to get a meal in the area. This is a "must stop" for anyone that is visiting the area to taste wines.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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