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“No grapes grown or wine made at this "Winery" & It doesn't help it's not good wine!”

Casa de Loco Winery
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Camdenton
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kansas ctiy
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128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“No grapes grown or wine made at this "Winery" & It doesn't help it's not good wine!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I went with my mom while we were down visiting Lake of the Ozarks. We were not only very disappointed with the wines, the presentation, and the fact this was named a winery. When we asked if grapes were grown on site we were told no, when we asked if wine was made at the winery we were told no...no grapes or wine made at a winery? Wouldn't this make this a wine store? The wine tasting when we went was free, however be warned they are going to stop doing free wine tastings (probably because the wine is gross and no one is buying bottles after trying it) The employee helping us didn't know much about wine to explain what we were drinking and we were given hints about the buildings history as we were tasting the crazy labeled wines. The employee helping us didn't seem she even wanted to be helping us until my mom reached in her pocket and started pulling out tip money.

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CasaCamdenton, Manager at Casa de Loco Winery, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
I am sorry about your recent visit. We do not grow our grapes on site or make our wine onsite, that is correct. However, we do not do it on that site because we have a vineyard location approx. 45 minutes from our location. I sincerely apologize that you did not have a good experience. I will talk with the employees about their customer service. You opinion on our wines is fine, but I would like to clear up any confusion. We have 30 acres in CA where our California wines come from. We make trips 3 times a year. We visit during the 2 harvest seasons, and once to bottle. We participate in all aspects of "making" our wine. We also have contracts with a vineyard in Rocheport, which we work closely with to come up with blends and such to produce our wine. We are very much a winery, just maybe not a winery you are accustomed to. I appreciate your feedback. Feedback helps grow successful businesses.
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Springfield, Missouri
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“Always a great time enjoying wine, pizza, and a beautiful view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is one of our favorite hangouts around the Lake of the Ozarks. We love the Casa Cooler and a pizza. Hang out and relax listening to the outdoors on the bluff deck overlooking the river. It is worth the little extra time to drive to this winery.

Visited May 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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“Totally relaxing on the cliffs above the river!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of our favorite places to visit to recharge and relax when at the Lake of the Ozarks. Have some Casa Cooler, buy a bottle of Kona Port, and order a pizza to complete a perfect visit. Take time to sit on the deck over looking the Niangua river and just relax listening to the wind blow through the trees.

Visited May 2013
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Deer Creek, Illinois, United States
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“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Heard about this winery from a few people and the title alone made us want to take the drive an give it a try. They weren't kidding when they said it's "off the beaten path". Wow...beautiful views from the decks overlooking the Osage River. They have float trips & rooms available should you imbibe too much and need to stay the night. The people here are friendly & fun! We will be heading back there when the weather warms up so we can sit outside, drink wine, enjoy the view & eat brick oven pizza! If you are a wine snob this is not the place for you. If, however, you like to enjoy the outdoors and visit places with a unique past while enjoying some Missouri wine you will love it here!

Visited March 2013
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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“The Perfect Night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

We recently went to Casa De Loco for a murder mystery party. I have never had so much fun. The food was excellent and the wine was refined. The building was newly remodeled and looked amazing. We really enjoyed our time and cannot wait to go back.

Visited December 2012
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