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“Pretentious”

J Vineyards & Winery
Ranked #24 of 159 things to do in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Renowned for our inspiring wine tasting experience, we encourage you to join us at the sleek J Visitor Center to experience our Russian River Valley wines. Taste a range of sparkling and varietal selections - from Brut Rose to Pinot Noir - while you enjoy the elegant setting that includes a striking original art installation created by Gordon Huether and inspired by our wines. Enjoy sparkling and varietal wines while you enjoy the atmosphere and discover why Sunset Magazine named J Vineyards & Winery the “Best Winery Tasting Room in the West.” Enjoy the J Signature Tasting with our signature wine flight that includes a selection of 5 of our Russian River Valley sparkling and varietal wines. Join us in one of our Legacy reserve rooms for an exclusive sampling of our award winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling Wines available exclusively through our Tasting Room. The Bubble Room is the ultimate Russian River Valley tasting experience. In a beautifully appointed full-service tasting salon, you and your guests will enjoy an exclusive tasting including rare Russian River Valley library and small-production wines, served with delicious wine country fare.
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We came because we heard about the Bubble room food and wine pairing. Our schedule didn't work out perfectly, so we decided we'd rather enjoy the beautiful patio with a tasting. The man who initially helped us acted like we were below commoners for requesting that we wanted to enjoy one glass of their wine or cuvée on the beautiful patio rather than a tasting. Heaven forbid we enjoy spending any money other than a food pairing. I have to admit the wine is great, but I'd recommend spending your time and enjoyment at Chalk, Pride or Scribe. Too pretentious for Sonoma!! These people belong in napa.

Thank Mgnaegy
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JWinery, Marketing Associate at J Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear Mgnaegy,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at J. We appreciate your honest feedback regarding your experience on the Terrace. We have passed your comments on to our visitor’s center and we will use it to improve the tasting experience. Thank you sincerely for your review of J and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a more satisfactory experience in the future.

Cheers! Elisa, Team J.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had a noon appointment on Oct. 2 and spent 2 lovely hours with Elizabeth, our wine educator. Since J Pinot Gris is my favorite wine, I couldn't wait to get here during our weeklong visit to Napa and Sonoma! Elizabeth was so friendly and knowledgeable about the J wines, and we never felt hurried as we tasted and shopped. In the end, we joined the J Wine Club and shipped home a case of their delicious wines. We also purchased several articles from the tasting room. Do yourself a favor and stop in here for a tasting!

Thank MrsThree
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JWinery, Marketing Associate at J Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear MrsThree,

We love your fantastic review on your visit to J and appreciate your favorable recommendation to stop by J for a tasting. Elizabeth is a lovely hospitality host, so we are glad you enjoyed her friendly style as well as her wealth of wine education.

By the way, welcome to Club J, a sparkling opportunity for you to enjoy the access to special wines, especially your favorite J Pinot Gris delivered directly to your front door.

We hope your keepsakes from J allow you to reminisce about your lovely visit, at least until your next visit where we may educate and entertain you once again.

Cheers!

Elisa, Team J.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a great experience here. The staff was great and the wines were very good. They did not keep pushing the wine club like so many others do. Only drawback is that when it is crowded it is very noisy. The interior of the building does nothing to mute the sound. It is attractive but they need to add woven wall coverings and add other items to lessen the noise. At times it seemed like the servers were yelling so that the guests a few feet away could hear them.

Thank KegMaster
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JWinery, Marketing Associate at J Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Dear KegMaster,

We are so pleased your J tasting proved to present you with an excellent experience, and you enjoyed our friendly and amenable hospitality.

We appreciate your feedback regarding the attractive, yet interior noise. We have passed your comments on to our visitor’s center and we will use it to improve the tasting experience.

Thank you sincerely for your review of J and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with another excellent visit in the future.

Cheers!

Elisa, Team J.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a private tasting at J on a gorgeous fall day. Our son is a club member, so we were allowed to taste for free. The variety and taste of ALL of the wines was outstanding. Mark, our sommelier, was fabulous, and he gave us the attention and information we wanted without being overbearing.
The reds were superb, although we prefer whites. They have a gift shop and tasting areas that are comfortable and more elegant than the other places we visited. I would make sure to include J on any wine tasting venture to the Sonoma wineries.

Thank barefootinblueheaven
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JWinery, Marketing Associate at J Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Dear Barefootinblueheaven,

It is quite gorgeous in the Russian River Valley during the fall season, and we are joyful you were able to enjoy your private J tasting experience in this seasonally beautiful setting. We are pleased that you adored Mark’s outstanding and fabulous hospitality, his love for educating and entertaining guests J style truly sparkles from within him.

Thank you for taking your time to provide such a superb review on our hospitality, the ambiance, and our wines. We look so forward to presenting you with another comfortable, elegant, and outstanding J experience in the near future, especially since your son is an esteemed and valued Club J member!

Cheers!

Elisa, Team J.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited several wineries on our latest wine country trip. All of the tours were different and enjoyable but J Vineyards stands out. We were the only two at this particular time so our guide devoted his entire attention to us and his proud description of the wineries history and operation. Our tour guide was extremely personable and pointed out key people like the winemaker as well as the equipment used to crush and produce the wine. We also thought the J wines, starting with their sparkling varieties, were the best of our trip. You should seek out J Vineyards if you are in the area. One tip to finding it is to head for the larger Rodney Strong winery and turn left just before you get to it.

Thank CarpeNox
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JWinery, Marketing Associate at J Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Dear CarpeNox,

We are so delighted that your wine country trip to J exemplified much personable and devoted attention as you had the opportunity to learn about our sparkling Winemaker, Melissa Stackhouse, as well as the J Winery operations relating to how winemaking and winegrowing come together thus producing our J signature sparkling and varietal wines.

We are so pleased you enjoyed our wines, especially our sparkling varieties as Judy Jordan followed her dream in 1986 of starting a winery specializing in sparkling wines and today she continues to hold that vision near and dear to her heart.

We truly appreciate your recommendation to seek us out so other guests may also experience our elegant and personable hospitality. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to J Vineyards & Winery and wish you safe and happy travels back home to Massachusetts.

Cheers!

Elisa, Team J.

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