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“Rude staff - left without tasting wine”

La Buena Vida Vineyards
Ranked #51 of 65 things to do in Grapevine
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We walked into a practically empty tasting room, however, no-one greeted us. We picked up the wine menu from the counter to review but was not addressed from the staff that were walking around behind the bar. Finally a waitress stopped and asked if she could help us. We said we would like to try a tasting to which she responded "we close in 45 minutes". Ok, don't know why that was pertinent. . We are just visiting Texas so we had a question about the local wines to which she pushed us off to one of the other bartenders. He was not any friendlier so we just left.
The location and facility was very nice - don't know why the staff needed to be so rude.

1  Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

My friend and I wondered into the winery one Saturday afternoon. What a lovely surprise. The wine tender was so helpful. We selected a flight and headed out to the courtyard. On Saturdays they have live music. We stayed and listened to the music enjoyed our wine. Great time,we will go back.

Thank puffy111
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Texas has an interesting definition of "winery" and "vineyard" compared to most states. You could go to a self-proclaimed "winery" and find yourself in a wine shop, or a tasting room unattached to a physical vineyard, or, in this case, a wine bar. Very rarely will you actually end up at a winery. The place is set up like most large tasting rooms at large vineyards, however, and the atmosphere and arrangement is quite nice, but it's really a wine bar with lots of flights to choose from. The wines come from all over the country, and the prices for flights are reasonable. I enjoyed most of the wines I sampled and will definitely be back, if we ever happen to pass it when it's not reserved for a wedding or the like. As Texas wines are horrible, I think it a good thing that this "winery" has expanded to focus on more wines from throughout the world, and as a wine bar, it's definitely one of the better values we've found in the DFW area.

Thank Motherontheroad
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Four of us ducked in out of a rainstorm on a late Saturday afternoon and discovered one of the most delightful wine bar experiences we have had anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We all have our favorite varietals but are anxious to experiment and this place didn't disappoint. We each gave our waiter, Robert, some basic preferences and asked him to pour what he thought we would like. He returned with a different three glass flight for each of us and didn't miss on any selection. It was so good, we challenged him again for a second flight for each of us and he came through again. Thank you La Buena Vida, we'll be back

Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

In a neighborhood surrounding Grapevine Texas is a tasting room that allows you to taste some of the vintages of the Lone Star State. Afterall, they call it GRAPEVINE for a reason. The bad news is that the wines of Texas are poor, and worse yet overpriced, but the good news is that La Buena Vida has wines from around the world that give you options to enjoy your time on the patio.
The best day to go to this tasty room is on Sundays, when they have live music on the deck. The property is very welcoming and open for an all day sit down of wine and cheese. They also have a limited menu of other items, like pizza to fill the time and the stomach while you relax and listen to the sounds of "57 Sauce", a 2 man group of acoustic and conga playing everything from Led Zeppelin to Earth,Wind and Fire
It's a great afternoon.....but hold the Texas wine.

Thank Mayoplan
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