We had a very bad experience here. We were in Napa as part of our honeymoon, and had visited a couple of the larger ‘more commercial’ vineyards, so we decided to visit a smaller vineyard also. When we arrived at Pine Ridge there were two other couples tasting (very quiet during the week). We selected our tasting options, and the pourer then poured our wine and basically told us as much info that was on the label - nothing more. So we were asking very basic questions about the wine, and the vineyard, really just trying to make conversation since we don’t know much about wine and the pourer wasn’t forthcoming with info. His response was to turn to his fellow pourer and try to say quietly something along the lines of “these [people] have no idea what they are drinking” to which his fellow pourer laughed and made some other quip along the lines of “you can get the tasting finished quickly then.” I called the pourer out on what he said, we finished our wine and left. I now wish I had not paid the $50 this experience cost me.
Maybe this attitude is acceptable in Napa and people like us should stick to the larger vineyards. So my advice is, do NOT go here if you are a trying to learn about wine and have a nice time doing it.
Advice to Pine Ridge, if you're going to badmouth your less knowledgeable customers, do it out of earshot.
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