We are always up for wine tasting, but on this trip we were only able to squeeze in two in this area. We had previously visited another winery very close by which has a beautiful property overlooking the lake. It was very quiet and the staff tremendously friendly. When we got to H-B Vineyard, my husband groaned when we got inside. There were many people already there, it was really noisy (including the staff), and we had to wait quite awhile until one of the girls handling the tastings had time to stop over our way. There were numerous people using Groupon coupons that weren't together, but apparently were there for a timed visit. The tasting room itself is not very appealing with a gazillion things for sale which were not very nicely displayed. That said, however, the wines were GREAT! Once the folks left for their visit (very short indeed) they returned briefly before heading on. It then was much quieter and the staff a bit friendlier. We bought several bottles to use as thank you gifts as we continued our driving trip through New England and to enjoy in the evenings at the b&bs where we would be staying. So you need to decide why you are visiting H-B. If it is for the ambience of a beautiful tasting room and vineyard, you will probably be disappointed. However, if you are there for some great wines, you will be a happy camper indeed.
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