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“Disappointment”

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc.
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In every country and every language, great wine is in many of life's most memorable moments. With deep passion, Haak Winery is dedicated to creating wines of distinction that accompany the memories of all who taste our wines and visit our estate. As the first winery and only commercial vineyard in Galveston County, we are excited to offer you premium wines made in the great state of Texas. We invite you to visit us and our gift shop where we offer daily tours and tastings. Around the world, milestones are marked with glasses held high. From Haak Winery, here's to history in the making.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

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.

4  Thank CarlG505
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

A favorite of my wife and I. Whenever we go to Galveston we swing by Haak and pick up a Cabernet and usually another nice wine. Quality wines, and pretty venue!!!

Thank KenBerry1960
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Even though it was a rainy day we had a wonderful time. We were set up right behind the gift shop under cover, where we were able to over look the vineyard. We didn't have time to take a tour, but the gift shop, the wine tasting and scenery around us were so wonderful. It was a quick visit, but it was very nice and I would love to go back and spend a bit more time learning about the process and lots more tasting :)

Thank BrookeChris
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We went kind of a last minute decision because the weather was so nice outside, we took the tour then tasted some wine. Learned a lot for Kala our tour guide and the wine really surprised us. We really liked it, not expecting that from a local Texas wine or the price of the bottle. We will be back for sure!

Thank DestinRain
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Not a very knowledgeable tour guide, poor customer service, felt like I was bothering them to be there. White Maderia made the experience worthwhile.

1  Thank krs002
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