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“Wonderful Wine! A Must Tasting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Veris Cellars

Veris Cellars
Ranked #13 of 29 things to do in Templeton
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Owner description: A wonderful boutique winery. Veris Cellars Tasting Room is very interesting. There is one room dedicated to the golfer Ben Hogan. The labels on one of their wine collections show Hogan’s full swing sequence. There is another display of a collections of 18 bottles with the holes of Pebble Beach etched, one hole per bottle. Cathi was our server when we visited and she was very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with her. We also like the wines and bought a case of their JanKris Crossfire. The tasting room is very tastefully decorated.
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful Wine! A Must Tasting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

This winery had the best wine we tasted on our trip. We tasted wine at several wineries in the area as well as in Solvang and this by far had the best wine. We bought several bottles of the Ben Hogan Zinfandel. We cant wait till we go back again! They also have a great dessert wine.
The staff was very friendly.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Value pricing, great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We tasted on a midweek afternoon. The setting is nice, with a picnic area and a driving range which is complimentary. Some of the friendliest tasting room staff we have encountered. Our server was knowledgeable, and followed-up to get an answer to the one question she had not heard before. She also offered side-by-side tastings featuring a single varietal aged in oak vs. non-oak, which was interesting. Tasting fee waived with purchase. We were quite happy to find a tasting room special: 3 bottles for $24 with several wines to choose from. And, we tasted the specials before selecting and purchasing. In addition to the specials, a nice range of "JanKris" whites and reds is available for about $19 a bottle. There are also a few higher-end labels as well. A lovely experience. We will most certainly return.

Visited June 2012
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Tempe, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Gorgeous surroundings, beautiful outdoor seating, large, attractive wine tasting rooms, pleasant, knowledgeable staff. Even the restrooms were classy. Best part - free tasting!

Visited July 2012
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Escondido
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“We will return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Veris Cellars, 1266 Bethel Rd Templeton. These people want you to come in and taste. The prove it by offering free tastings, a very flexible wine club, wine prices at several price points, some close out wines, and good service. The Jankris label wines are $19-21 (10 wines offered). The Ben Hogan label wines are $28 (5 offered), with the Ben Hogan Reserves at $33 (5 offered). The Nova Vita labels were $25, $46 and $46. There is a $6 charge to taste the Reserves. The Jankris label also has a special dessert wine for $36. We were told by someone that the tasting room/house dates back to 1892. The current owner has been there for approaching 5 years. We noted the special case prices of some Jankris wines at $78. We vowed to return if the weather cooled down enough to take some home. We did return two days later and boutght a case. 805-434-0319. They open at 11 Saturday, but someone will likely be there earlier. We were offered several additional tastes beyond 6 normally offered. RECOMMENDED. No pressure to buy. Ate our Subway in the car, as the wind was too oppressive to eat outside.

Visited May 2012
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las vegas, nv
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“A Botique winery worthy of a stop on you Paso Robles tasting tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

This is listed as the owners statement, but it is my review: A wonderful boutique winery. Veris Cellars Tasting Room is very interesting. There is one room dedicated to the golfer Ben Hogan. The labels on one of their wine collections show Hogan’s full swing sequence. There is another display of a collections of 18 bottles with the holes of Pebble Beach etched, one hole per bottle. Cathi as our server when we visited and she was very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with her. We also like the wines and bought a case of their JanKris Crossfire. The tasting room is very tastefully decorated. There is a tasting fee. I don't remember if it is refundable with purchase.

Visited June 2011
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