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“Super Fun Time!!!”

Rock of Ages Winery
Tampa, Florida
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Super Fun Time!!!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Just visited the Rock of Ages Winery in Hurdle Mills, NC this past weekend! What a great time! The place is beautiful! The winery had a very nice selection of Wine items, accessories, shirts, aprons, glasses, etc. that were reasonably priced. The best part was the Wine Tasting! JR was our Wine Guide and explained each of the wines we sampled. He was a hoot! A wide variety to choose from!!! My husband and I joined in with a group of 6 girls and 2 guys who were celebrating birthdays, as was I. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! My favorite wine is the Blackberry Wine...YUM!!!! Perfect place for weddings, events, and special parties. The have an annual Cork'N Pork Festival which were missed by one week (it's April 20th).It was a super fun time meeting new friends and drinking new wines!

Visited April 2013
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Facility”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a beautiful place. Always clean. Down side is their wine. Some folks like...I don't. Average wine. Great place for business gatheringsand wedding receptions.

Visited February 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“wow ! you have to see this place.”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Nested in a country setting was this stunning stone building housing a winery so we decided to check it out. A wedding was being set up when we arrived, enhancing this fairy tale setting.
For a small fee, which includes taking home a souvenir wine glass, we lined up for a tasting. Being a bit of a wine snub, the tasting was a huge surprise to the tune of six of their wines leaving with me. The knowledgeable owner with two of his friendly employees took an extended amount of time, answering our questions, while giving us interesting facts and information about grapes and wines.
I would defintely go back for an adult dinner to sit and enjoy, the people, the scenery and of course a good glass of wine.

Visited September 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

This is a beautiful place and the stonework building is gorgeous. Wish I had found this place before I got married! The wines are very good, and they have a "Pork and Cork" festival that's fun with bands/tastings/food. It's out in the middle of nowhere, but that's part of its charm. Nothing beats a good bottle of wine!

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St. Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Value Wine-Tasting in Picturesque NC Woodsy Setting”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

We visited the Rock of Ages Winery in late October, 2011. It's a short drive from Durham, NC. The hardwood trees along the two-lane road to Hurdle Mills were starting to show color.

The winery was easy to find; signs along the way helped guide us. We were surprised to find the building and visitors' center was large. It retains a rustic look though it's not an old building.

We were impressed by the décor and the selection of wine-related merchandise. We wanted to give the wines a tasting and found the cost of $5 per person very reasonable. And you get to keep the glass! We had a short wait while a previous group finished their tasting and purchased a bottle or two of wine.

Then it was our turn to make our selection of white, sweet red or dry red. We each had 4 or 5 tastes in our category. We found several of the wines to be respectable--all is produced from 200 acres of grapes onsite in a production facility that occupies the back half of the building. The woman who did the tasting was knowledgeable about the different grapes and she moved us along through the tasting. Each of us found at least one variety that we liked.

Wine runs $18.95 a bottle. It's possible to buy a bottle, some cheese and crackers then use one of the tables inside or outside to further enjoy your visit. It was not crowded when we went on a Saturday afternoon. Compared to California wine tastings at $20 or $30 per person this is indeed a great value!

Visited October 2011
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