This winery is still beautiful, but that is about all. For years we use to go all the time when friends came to town and once a month for local’s night. It was so warm and so friendly. The new owner has ruined it. So un-friendly, so cold.
I have been on the Bear Creek Wine Tour twice now (spring 11 and 12) and Pascal is one of the stops. Next time we will just skip Paschal. The staff acted like we were a bother. This spring the wine tour was placed in the basement and our group waited some time before someone even came down to serve us. (The owner) The wines have suffered too. What happened to the Claret that was so good? Did the original winemaker flee too?
Tried once again to give them another chance this summer. We came in to drink some glasses of wine on the porch. The 2 girls behind the counter did not say hello and barely made eye contact, then one finally made her way to us. Told her we were there to buy a few glasses and enjoy the view. Tried to engage her with smiles and compliments, with no luck. I asked to taste a couple (yes, 2) reds to decide what I would have, my friend had a taste (more like a tiny sip) of white before buying a glass.....she charged us $1 for each taste! I understand paying when you taste a flight. Never have I had to pay for a couple tastes when we were buying wine. We paid our $7 each for the glasses of wine, finished them and will never set foot in there again...... Until a new owner comes along.
I hate to diss on a local business, and I had many negative experiences to do so. (I just mentioned two) Luckily there are many great wineries in the valley, and more coming all the time. Just bummed because Pascal is in my town.
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