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“Outstanding Wine, Great Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parsonage Winery Tasting Room

Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
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Owner description: A family-run vineyard and winery located in Carmel Valley, CA. We're known for our big, opulent reds.
Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding Wine, Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

We hit a number of the tasting rooms in one day, and The Parsonage was by far the best. The depth of their wine was outstanding, and the tasting room manager made it a great experience. Strongly recommend...and join the wine club, you will love getting their wines once you are back home.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Better-than-Expected Wine and a Great, Friendly Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great wine-tasting experience. We were fortunate that Bill, the owner, was minding the shop on the day we visited. Our intent was to taste, perhaps buy a bottle or two, and visit one or two additional wineries. We had such a great time tasting, talking with Bill and his customers (regulars Suzanne and Mike and another young couple) that we stayed for more than 2 hours swapping stories, accepting local restaurant recommendations, and listening to local gossip. This is no corporate winery, people; its the kind of personal experience we most enjoy when wine tasting --- meeting the people who own/run/staff the winery and hearing their stories over a wine tasting. Bill has some very good reds -- a few priced a little high, but all very good. Go for the good wines, but allow more than the perfunctory 15-to-20 minutes for a tasting, as this lovely little winery and charming owner will drawn you in, and you will want to say to chat like old friends.

Visited March 2014
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Roseville, California
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Who would have thought....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

We are regular visitors to Napa and Sonoma and when in Pacific Grove for a week vacation we decided to visit one or two Carmel Valley wineries. Jeff was behind the counter when we visited, Jeff knew his wine and was a pleasure to chat with. We purchased a bottle of the 2012 Hawk Reserve Pinot Noir. Jeff recommended two more wineries but we one stopped at one he gave us a complimentary tasting card for. We ate lunch in the village and had a wonderful time (another review). When back on the peninsula we will definitely drop by Parsonage again and given our other experiences maybe even stay in the valley rather than on the coast.

Visited January 2014
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Fresno, California, United States
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good wine, friendly staff, wine trolly stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place has friendly staff and good wine. We shared a flight to be able to taste more in a day. The winery is family owned and seem to take pride in their craft. all or most I think were estate grown and vineyards named after grand kids. I found the wine good, but didn't buy a bottle (tho I don't think I bought a bottle in Carmel Valley at all). I ran out of time and didn't get to hit Holman (next door), Bernardus, or Boekenoogen which I was told were tops. Cima and Marilyn Remark were also pretty good. All in all, a great stop for wine, food, and relaxation here.

Visited November 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Our favorite wine from the Carmel Valley!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

Best red wine in the area and a wonderful place to go in and try samples! We decided to have wine shipped to our home in another state. We highly recommend!

Visited September 2012
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