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“Go for the wine and stay for the ice cream”

Greendance The Winery at Sandhill
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Owner description: At Greendance-The Winery at Sand Hill, when we uncork a Greendance wine, we find within the bottle the sun, the earth, the flowers, and the fruit. Here we offer the complete wine experience including tastings, personalized histories of each wine, food pairings, entertainment, holiday celebrations, unique wine merchandise, and gourmet snacks—an extraordinary experience any time of year. Consumers can choose from nearly 50 wines including homegrown berry wines, sweet and dry red and white grape wines, sparkling wines, dessert wines, ports, and blush/rose wines. As the sister company of Sand Hill Berries, Greendance crafts its wine from what it grows. Throughout the summer season you will find private seating areas between the tall Nectar Garden grasses and flowers where guest can enjoying a sip of exceptional craftsmanship. On weekends and during special events throughout the summer there is live music on the garden stage, a variety of gourmet snack and sandwich options, several luncheon dates available courtesy of our culinary friends, desserts from the outdoor Cabin Cafe, and of course the flock of eager guineas moseying about. Sand Hill’s outdoor dessert cafe is open May through October (weather permitting) where you can get pie and cheesecake by the slice, along with sandwich and salad selections available inside the winery. Our food items are all made fresh so please call for availability—during busy days we may sell out of certain food items. A complement to the region’s exquisite natural landscape, Greendance is a welcome respite—a place of ultimate relaxation and enjoyment.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great little hidden away location worth looking for if you have time to walk around gardens and sit and stay awhile. After tasting wine and having a snack relax in the gardens at little tables and benches nettled between the walking trails on the grounds.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had an exceptional visit to this beautiful winery. Barb White a Walt Vinoski (owner/winemaker) made us feel like family. we spent about an hour with them, learning about the wines and of course tasting many different wines. both Walt and Barb could not have been nicer. The outdoor seating/gardens, guinea hens, butterfly garden all added to the charm and ambiance of the winery and the surrounding gardens. The well groomed grounds complete with lavish landscaping were a great addition to all this winery had to offer. overall a very enjoyable experience.

Thank SusanG43
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

where do I start staff is rude and very unfriendly the wine is not good at all and thats being kind. there are so many other choices when it comes to wineries and no one should ever have to settle for bad wine and rude staff ever. if you don't mind throwing your money away on bad over priced wine then this is the place for you. if you dont mind very unfriendly un happy staff waiting on you then again this place is for you. but for me thank god there are other choices.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were excited about our visit to Greendance based on reviews, and drove out of our way to get there. While in the Laurel Highlands we visited several wineries, and in the previous days stopped at Stone Villa, Glades Pike, and Christian Clay wineries. We arrived at Greendance the same time as 2 other groups - one a group of 6, appeared to be a family with grown kids - and another couple. The other 2 groups were taken care of and we sat patiently waiting for around 10 minutes before being acknowledged. The employee behind the bar was rather curt and seemed irritated we had questions. There are a lot of wines, mostly on the sweet side, and we each were only allowed 3 samples, and we wanted more information before choosing our 3 (of ~30 wines or more). In our opinion, the wines were awful. Handwritten dates are on each bottle, indicating when they were first opened were obvious on he bottles behind the bar, some opened several weeks ago. The wines we tried seemed to be off, and not all of the wines we wanted to try were available for sampling (including the most expensive "reserve" wine on list). The employee became increasingly rude during our visit and we opted to leave without any bottles, which is a first - we tend to always buy one bottle, and more often than not a case when we enjoy the wine. The 3-taste rule was also new to us - none of the other wineries in the area had that policy, which when asked, the employee stated this was attributed to changes at Greendance in order to save costs to the winery. ??!?!!!? We have visited dozens of wineries over the years in 10 states, and some had a limit of free samples, with more available to purchase. We asked about Greendance adopting such a policy, but were then told that the winery was also concerned about drunk driving and 3 tastes was enough. Period. While the overall environment was beautiful, peaceful and tranquil, our experience with the staff, policies, and poor wine was anything but, and will keep us from returning. We found the other 3 wineries to have friendly, welcoming, personable staff and winemakers willing to share about their wines, which in our opinion, were also better quality.

Thank SuzanneRey
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Josh B, Owner at Greendance The Winery at Sandhill, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Actually, regardless of what any employee might have said, our 3 taste rule is supposed to be on weekends only, and was adopted to attempt to make sure every tasting bar visitor was waited on in a timely manner. Obviously we failed in this regard. Also our bottle dating policy was not being adhered to either. Our sincere apologies.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a homey place. The best part for me was the outdoor seating/gardens, guinea hens and the fresh pie available from a small outbuilding. The wine was very sweet and the woman serving it was not all that personable, but overall, the place was charming and provided a nice break to our day.

If you are not expecting too much from the wine experience, go. You can enjoy a lovely afternoon walking around the gardens and enjoying the property's serenity and the company of your friends/family at a lovely patio table.

The pie was good too!

Thank Paciano12
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