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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Came by to taste some wine after browsing the next shops. They were opening and we had heard that they carried good wines. Went inside. The attendant happened to be the owner. We asked for do a wine tasting. We stayed at the counter with...our tasting. They guy told us we didn't have to stay at the counter in an abrupt tone. Not sure. Maybe he was having one of those days. The only downer besides the tone of the owner was the size of the wine pour. We were paying for the wine taste. It wasn't as if we were getting the taste for free. I'm not sure if I'll be back when I'm near this area again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We dropped in to this wine bar to ask if anyone sold cheese in the area but were very surprised when the guy took a whole range of farmhouse cheeses out for us to choose from. These were not your run-of-the-mill processed cheddar and Swiss...cheeses but local artisan options. I suppose I should not be surprised that a wine bar would have cheese but still the friendly service, range of quality cheeses and the fact he was willing to sell was a welcome surprise.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Want wine? Want to be pampered and have an exceptional experience? John is your personal sommelier at a REASONABLE price. Tell him what you like - and don't like. Be adventurous, or not. He'll discern what you'll enjoy and you won't be disappointed. If you...want to sit outside by the chiminea, he'll provide alpaca blankets. Have specialty cheeses/crackers too. We trek there annually to either mourn, or celebrate, the outcome of having our taxes prepared.....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Saw this place on the internet so we went for the local wine and cheese platter on a Friday at 4pm: John and David were super friendly and knowledgeable hosts and John clearly had extensive knowledge of the wines on offer. We opted for a...bottle of rose and sat out on the patio overlooking the hills: gorgeous. The cheese platter was delicious and a perfect complement to the wine: there’s a fire pit too and the ambience is very relaxed and friendly, we were so pleased we visited here.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited during a recent camping trip. It was the best thing we did all week! Wine was excellent, cheese was outstanding and staff was A#1.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

No one, at least locally, knows more about wine, soil, and growing conditions that John, a proprietor of Sophie's Cellars in wonderful downtown Dujncans Mills. Well, actually, the town is only about a block long. It is, however, is a MUST STOP on your journey...to The Coast.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

The owner is a wealth of information. I learned a lot about wine. I like how he basically poured a flight and we could take them all outside and enjoy the perfect weather.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Let me add my voice to the praises heaped on John and his enterprise, Sophie's Cellars. His wine knowledge is encyclopedic but offered without condescension or any sort of superior attitude. He simply shares his passion and makes it fun and appealing. He also manifests...it in the small but superbly chosen inventory he keeps on hand. I haven't enjoyed the Happy Hour but was there when it was being laid out and sincerely lamented the fact that I simply had to leave to meet friends.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

What a great experience we had at this charming store. We went specifically for Happy Hour. Had a very good red - Hella Nora ($8 a glass) and a simple but nice hors d'oeuvres spread ($7 each plate - refill is another $7). There were...nuts, dates, prunes, three very good cheeses, crackers and absolutely delicious prime rib wraps. There is seating both inside and out. The owner kept the chimenea fired up and the locals who stopped in were very pleasant company.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

We missed the happy hour by one hour but enjoyed the time spent here regardless. The owners are very friendly and talkative. We ordered the $10 wine tasting each which allowed us to taste 3 wines each which resulted in our buying two wonderful bottles...of wine to enjoy later. The place has seating inside and an outside sitting area with wind break see through walls. The gardens are lovely and the experience is relaxing. We'll go there again when in the area for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Sophie's Cellars is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4