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“Good solid wine especially at this price point”
Review of Hatcher Winery

Hatcher Winery
Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Murphys
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Context: we were on our way to a hatcher dinner event and decided to visit the tasting room in Murphy's where two of us did the tasting. It is free for wine club members and five dollars otherwise.
Atmosphere: the tasting room is in this back basement room that is kind of difficult to locate. From main street you have to look down the little alleyways for the hatcher sign. It's across the street from grounds. It is very small inside so only about ten people can taste comfortably and even then it's quite loud. There is a long granite bar.
Service: the servers were quite friendly if not deeply knowledgable.
Wine: the wines are good, solid choices and for the price, mostly around $20, a good buy. They tend to have a similar spicy profile, as if all had a Zinfandel background, but there are exceptions like a lovely, soft petit verdot. The spicy wines are full flavored and fruit forward. Whites are also fruit forward but not sweet.  They can make up to 50 or so wines so there is a wide selection. The tasting room offers about seven to taste.  We especially like the viognier, the 08 merlot, the reserve Cabernet 08 and the estate zin 08.

1  Thank mary v
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Visited here during a busy Labor Day Weekend and truly enjoyed the ambiance of the wine cellar and most of the wines (mostly red) served. All of the wines tasted (including whites) were of high quality and pleasant to drink. While the service was attentive and efficient, the male server was rather abrupt and seemed to be more interested in hurrying the tastings and subsequent sales than in providing true "service to customers".

1  Thank Mikeview
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Hatcher Winery makes a multitude of varietals; all finely crafted. The mine like atmosphere of the tasting room provides the perfect ambiance for their fine craft wines.

Thank Allen W
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Wonderful wines, but they are now charging for pours. This is very understandable now a days, but the pour (even after pouring fee) is not even even enough to a decent taste of the wines poured!!! Not the Hatcher experience we once had!

Thank CJ4UNME
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Loved the tasting room. The staff were very attentive, despite us being there the same time as a bachelorette party. We are serious red wine drinkers and their wines were AMAZING!. We ended up liking them so much, we bought bottles that they didn't even offer at the tasting (and when we finally drank them, loved them too and wished we had bought more). If you love red wine, you'll love Hatcher.

Thank rrqueen
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