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“Terrible tasting experience”

Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
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Full-Day Prince Edward County Wine Tour with Lunch and Optional Beach Visit
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Hillier
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Montreal, Canada
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597 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Terrible tasting experience”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Our friends raved about this winery and their wine so they took us for a tasting and potentially. The person behind the bar clearly did not want to be there. The attitude was terrible. The wine was terrible. We left and went to Casa Dea. Even our friends said they would never go back to the winery if that had been their first experience. For great wines and great food plus friendly staff, go across the street to the Casa Dea winery.

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What summer in Ontario should be”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

When I think about great summer experiences in Ontario I regularly think about the Norman Hardie Winery. In the summer pull up to the tasting barn nestled among the vineyards, go upstairs and sample some wine. But then be sure to sit on the intimate patio just to the side and have some great pizza from the on site pizza oven. (Check the website this is a summer and not available every day) Chances are Fiest or some other wonderfully funky Canadian alternative music or rock is playing, easy-going friendly hip folks bring you wine and your pizza as you let all your cares melt away. This place is wonderful. Norman Hardie himself is often around and is friendly and attentive, he'll be sure to thank you and make sure you're looked after. Every summer in Ontario I'm sure not to miss a visit or several - oh and the wine's great too!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Chris C
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Toronto, Canada
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1,241 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
“Go for the experience”
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wine tasting should be an experience and that's what it is at Norman Hardie.
Taste wine, sit on their terrace and order yourself some of the best pizza you'll ever have.
What fun!
This place is what the wine tasting excursion is all about. It's very busy because the secret's out.
Make sure you're here when you're ready to eat and enjoy some wine too!
FYI We bought a bottle of Calcaire.
Don't miss this one!

Visited July 2014
Thank wasntme58
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Tallinn, Estonia
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Great wine, interesting tasting and tasty pizza”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went to Norman Hardie's with the family and decided that this was our favourite winery in the county. The chardonnay was fresh with nice layers. The pinot noir nicely matched the duck that we had for dinner. The tasting was informative and you could tell that the staff enjoyed the wine.
We stayed at the winery for lunch. We ordered stove pizzas that were very tasty.
I do agree with other reviewers that the wines are expensive, but that is the cost of making wine in Ontario.

Thank Suur_D
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Cote Saint-Luc
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Overoaked”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Should have realized that when people rate a winery by saying "Great Pizza" that the wine might not be so hot. Well! we tasted a terribly overoaked Chardonnay (plank juice) and an anemic and uninteresting Pinot Noir. At $39/bottle you are playing in first growth burgundy territory. I'm talking here of Meursaults, Chablis, Pouilly-Fuisse, Santenay, Pernand-Vergelesse, Beaune, etc... The Hardie wines that we tried, cannot complete at all.. So up the quality drastically and/or cut the price in half...

Visited May 2014
3 Thank Richard G
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