Beautiful grounds and view from the winery. That was about the only positive thing I have to say. Visited 15 wineries this weekend, this was by far the worst for service and quality. Red Rooster was the one and only winery of the 15 we visited that collects a $5 tasting fee up front in cash before allowing tasting. They then provide two $5 coupons that must be used on separate bottles of wine.
The person serving the wine was young and inexperienced, provided no explanation for the wine whatsoever, and paid little attention aside from collecting the tasting fee and pouring the wine. The quality of the wine was also easily the worst of the 15 wineries we visited. It is mass produced and can be purchased in most BC liquor stores.
Let's move on to the restaurant. We waited nearly an hour for our food. 52 minutes to be exact. We were A party of two. meanwhile, a party of 10 sat down as we were ordering, ordered 15 minutes after us, and received their food before us. Service was rude in the restaurant as well as the winery (for us at least). This was in fact the first time in over a decade that I have not left a tip, the service was that bad.
I have my theories as to why we received such poor rude service & the reasons for the up front tasting fee in cash that almost no other winery charges, but we will stick to the facts here.
Go to the winery across the street. The service and the wine are spectacular.
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