Being from the Missouri wine country, we always love to try other regions wines and compare wineries. The Galveston Island Visitor's Guide is wrong in stating that the tours and tastings are free for the Haak Winery, as it costs $10. Somehow this concept gets to us when you think you have to pay to taste wine that they want you to buy. Anyway, we visited on a Monday and there was only one other couple doing a tasting. We stood at the tasting bar waiting to make eye contact with the girl doing the tasting and was virtually ignored. I guess she doesn't multi task. We decided to try a single glass of the listed dry wine for $6 as we were not interested in a tour. We were not given an option to just sample the wines and didn't want to chance having to wait for the other couple to finish the tour and their tasting. It only made sense to buy a bottle for the $15, which we took outside on the covered patio. We purchased the 12 Blanc du Bois Dry. We were provide a bucket of ice with the wine with two nice glasses. The wine was just OK to our palette. The "deli" consisted of small boxes of crackers for $4, various cheeses and some salami. We walked around and saw the grape vines with the grapes. It seems that there are planned dinners and music for the weekends but nothing during the weekdays. The wine, employees and the winery itself was a definite disappointment for the long ride from the Island. Maybe the weekends are better or maybe it was just a bad day. That's why we rated the experience as poor.
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