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“It was so obvious they didn't want customers!!!!”

Villa Antonio Winery
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Hillsboro
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Owner description: You can enjoy a casual afternoon tasting delicious wines paired with authentic Italian cuisine while listening to live music with friends. We are open year round. Our Tasting Room and indoor banquet room with its cozy stone fireplace will keep you warm in winter months while our beautiful outdoor grounds will delight you in warmer months. Enjoy live music while sipping one of our award winning wines and taking in the beautiful views. We offer a series of special events such as brunches, dinners, evening concerts and more throughout the year.
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It was so obvious they didn't want customers!!!!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We arrived - a party of four, two of whom had traveled from Chicago - at 4 pm on a Saturday. We had intended to have a light dinner, some wine, and an hour to visit before we attended a nearby event. Knowing they close at 5 pm, we asked right away if they could put a pizza in the oven. Villa Antonio: "No, kitchen is closed." Us: Do you have ANY food? Cheese, sausage, crackers? V.A.: "Nope, we don't have any food." Us: Okay, well, lets make the most of this and have a wine tasting. V.A.: "We were just bringing it in ... I guess we will have to set it up for you." It was raining, so we asked if there was some place with a roof where we could sit. V.A.: "No. A party is just leaving and we won't have anyone out there." We were also told that we should not run to McDonalds (for food) in one car and plan to come back, because they might lock the gate with the rental car inside while we were gone. Seriously? We paid $20 for four very abrupt wine tastings and left hungry and extremely unwelcome. You should know that #1 I am typically one to compliment and not complain, and #2 I've worked in the service industry for a lone time ... a good establishment doesn't shut down its kitchen a full hour before closing without any signs to warn you of such. I was so disappointed for our out-of-town guests. We had told them how nice it was from a past visit. There won't be any future visits from us ... that is FOR CERTAIN!

Visited June 2013
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Fun lunch out”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went here for Father's Day with my son, d-i-l, her parents, one granddaughter and d-i-l's half-sister (phew!). We started with the tasting ($5 for a souvenir wine glass and five samples), then took our picnic basket, a couple of bottles of wine purchased from the winery, and some food ordered from the bar. It was raining hard, but we sat outside under a marquee, and listened to a band (slightly too loud) while we did the family meeting rituals.

The wine is, frankly, typical of the region - American native grape varieties, jammy, musty reds and flinty but flat whites. The facilities are attractive and good; they know how to make the most of what they have. The afternoon was almost magical, the band played Sweet Home Alabama and the children danced.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We went to winery on May 25 just for the afternoon. Staff was very helpful and courteous and made some great recommendations.
Some amazing wines!
Great views and well maintained grounds.
We will definitely return!

Visited May 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“Gorgeous Winery!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We went yesterday to celebrate our 15 yrs and our first time there! We go to many wineries and we have to say we were over impressed by Villa Antonio. The setting is so peaceful, beautiful! The landscaping and the beautiful patios alone are amazing! We got some lunch and tried the chicken strips and salami sandwichs both were great. The wine was delicious and we like they have beer too. The staff was very friendly! We will be back soon, in fact we are planning on bringing some friends in two weeks. Come try this hidden gem!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Shocktop01
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Elko, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint Winery in Jefferson County”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

They have good wine in a beautiful setting only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Definitely recommend.

Visited April 2012
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