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“Avoid at all costs”

Carlton Winemakers Studio
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Carlton
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Staff is not friendly. They seem more interested in collecting for the tastings then they do for selling wine. The costs for tastings is much more than other places. I will tell people to avoid this place....better off going to a real winery. It is too bad because many good small wineries start here but the staff and winery manager ruin it.

1  Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Went last Thanksgiving. All the winemakers were there pouring there wines. They also had some good food parings. There are some excellent winemakers here. I thought it would be just some newbies making wine here just learning the trade. Not so. The wines from Andrew Rich, Hammacher, and Brittan were some of the best I've had in Oregon. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank Chinon
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

It is a nice place and the wines we tried were good. We definitely got the impression that they were disappointed we did not buy a bottle on the spot stating that you can only find these wines in restaurants and the part of the reason they are there are so people can buy their wines. This is understandable, but it was more in the tone and demeanor that made us feel like they felt we were doing them a disservice by tasting (which we did pay for) and not buying. Overall, the people did not seem friendly, but sort of snotty. We won't be going back.

1  Thank TKMK360
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We're glad we visited the Carlton Winemakers Studio, and happy with the bottles we left with. A thorough tasting of eight different wineries introduced us to the range of talent in the area around Carlton. When we reviewed our bill, however, we were disappointed that several flights of tasting were not credited against our purchases. This is the way of newer tasting rooms and it leaves one feeling a bit slighted. We understand that this is a business but we also understand that the industry can afford some feel-good PR to create loyal return customers. Create a discount program, Carlton, and show us some love!

Thank LoladeTiburon
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

Three flights offered:
Three whites, $10
Four whites, $15
Five reds, $15
Twelve wines for $40. No credit toward a purchase. Oh, and the bathroom was broken. We had to ask for water, got two glasses and one bottle of water to clear our taste buds between tastings. That's for six of us tasting.
Give this one a pass.

1  Thank capt1davey
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