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“Worst wine-tasting of the season.”

Dalice Elizabeth Winery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Preston
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Owner description: When family and friends get together there is a magical sense of camaraderie of family. Il Cantina Sociale di La Familglia is Our Society of Wine Producers & you are now a member of the family. Throughout your days of wine-making with us you will learn from second, third & fourth generation Italian-Americans the joys and traditions of wine making. From crushing and pressing to racking and bottling, you will be involved in each step resulting in your own barrel of Vino della Casa labeled, of course, with your name. During your time with us, in addition to working with the grapes, we invite you to experience the Italian way, as we know it. We will share with you our new family, the great meals, the lore, the tradition and the story telling that has made for such camaraderie and resulted in so many special times. You'll probably even pick up a few of our favorite phrases and gestures along the way. We invite you to stroll the gardens, play a game of bocce or horseshoes, or lend a hand in the kitchen preparing for the evening's feast!
Reviewed April 9, 2012

During the summer of 2011 we tried to visit as many Connecticut wineries as we could fit in. One of the last ones we went to was Dalice Elizabeth. We had a Groupon for a wine and cheese tasting. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was that the bathroom facilities consisted of a porta-potty. The tasting room was small, it was alright, but not up to the standards of all the other wineries we had visited that season. It could probably not accomodate more than eight people at a time, but had some charm with tables made out of wine barrels. Only four wines were included in the tasting, which made it kind of expensive, but we had the Groupon, so we thought it would still be worth what we paid. Then we were told that they didn't have any cheese! We weren't very impressed with the wines, and the host seemed as if he had somewhere else he would rather be. We did decide to buy one bottle of wine, only to be told that it was not available. Can't understand why it was included in the tasting. Delice Elizabeth was also the only winery we visited that summer that didn't give us a commemorative glass. There really wasn't anything good about the experience.

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Blaze F, Owner at Dalice Elizabeth Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Hi Linda,
I know this responce is late but I thought better late than never. As you have seen, we have gone through some growing pains in our first few years. I am very sorry that you had to feel the ill effects of them however. Please understand that small businesses may at times be overwhelmed with groupon influxes, especially if it is one of their first times running a promotion. This is not meant to be an excuse, merely an explenation. We do still have the portapoty but I can assure you it is one of the cleanest and classiest around! I do hope you decide to give us another chance to show you how much we have improved!

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