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“love their Pinotsoo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bernardus Winery and Vineyard

Bernardus Winery and Vineyard
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Thousand Oaks, California
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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“love their Pinotsoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

excellent Pinot Noir at reasonable prices. They also have a great Chardonnay. Nice tasting room with a cute outside patio.

Visited October 2013
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Davis, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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“Wine tasting in beautiful outdoor patio.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Enjoyed tasting on outdoor patio. Seating was comfitable. Very relaxing. Weather was beautiful, wines were good. Snacks can be purchased to enjoy with the wine.

Visited August 2013
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Anaheim, California
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8 reviews
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“Tasty Whites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We tasted the wines from Bernardus when we took the Wine Trolley last October and had to come back for a few bottles while in the area. We actually came up a day early just so that we could take the time to swing by.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Nice wine and average service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited the Bernardus tasting room in Carmel Valley after visiting two smaller tasting rooms in the area and were a little disappointed. The tasting cost $12 (plus tax) for 4 wines plus a bonus pour. The wine was nice but forgettable, which I put down to the tasting experience rather than the quality of the wine. If I'd enjoyed the overall experience more I'm sure the wines themselves would have been more memorable. The staff were friendly but not as knowledgeable or passionate about the wines as we had experienced in some of the smaller tasting rooms. My partner asked about one of their wines which had a very small percentage of a particular grape, as he wondered whether such a small percentage had an impact of the taste, the response from the server was "yeah, apparently so"...he was looking for a little more insight than that! The tasting room wasn't particularly busy when we arrived, just one other couple, but that couple were in the wine business and both servers were clearly more interested in chatting to them rather than us. It felt like we had been rushed through the tasting. We hadn't even finished sampling the last wine but as soon as they realised that we wouldn't be buying anything our bill was brought over immediately. Bernadus is clearly one of the larger producers in the area and it seemed like they didn't think that they needed to make an effort with customers.

Visited June 2013
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Campbell, CA
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154 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Best Wine and Tasting Room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Bernardus Winery and Tasting Room is one of my favorite places to visit. The servers are so knowledgeable about wine, as well as being informative, funny and friendly. It feels as if we are coming "home" and family has been waiting for us to return. And, oh, the wine. My favorites are the Chardonnay, but the reds are fantastic as well, especially the Marinus. Bernardus offers food pairing parties which are delicious and original. It's a lovely drive from our home in Campbell, and well worth the trip.

Visited September 2012
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