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“Odd experience”
Review of Blenheim Vineyards

Blenheim Vineyards
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$325.00*
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Private Winery Tours in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
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Rartian, NJ
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236 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Odd experience”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We went on a rainy day so we didn't get to hang out on the deck, but the tasting was a somewhat uncomfortable experience. When we walked in we were the only guests and no one even acknowledged us. We went up the the tasting bar and the man there somewhat reluctantly offered the tasting. It was very rushed - even though initially we were the only people there - and he wasn't very friendly, personable or informative. We did like one wine and bought a bottle. It's a pretty place, but not really a fun visit.

Visited October 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The winery is a few minutes drive southeast of Charlottesville and is adjacent to the Trump (Kluge) winery. The turn-in is on your left coming from Cville and is easy to miss.

The buildings sit up above the vineyards and the views to the east are wonderful. There are decks overlooking the area and they are great for sitting and sipping. Bring some light food with you. There are some food items for sale.

The tasting includes 6 or so wines. They are typical Virginia in style. The tasting costs a few dollars. Being there is free.

Visited September 2012
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minnesota
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“Worst service!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Normally I would not do this, but we feel compelled to write in... We just stopped in for a tasting on 10/01/2012 and had the worst experience. The girl with long dark hair wearing a black and red plaid shirt conducted the tasting. There were only 2 of us there and we were the ones that had to initiate any sort of conversation, she only supplied one word answers to our questions, and was downright unfriendly. Then when we went to leave she accused us of not paying for the tasting when we had already paid at the register! We had made the drive out specifically to try these wines and this is what we got. Probably some of the worst customer service I have ever seen. Pretty sure this is not what the owner had intended for this winery.

Visited October 2012
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Go for a wine tasting!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

It was a fun couple of hours. I'm not a wine snob by any means but this place was fun and cheap. It was $5 for a wine tasting of about 5-6 wines. The server was very sweet and chatted with us about the property. The nice thing is you get to keep your glass. If you bring it back next time the tasting is free!

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Reston, Virginia
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great deck to enjoy your wine”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Friendly staff introduce the wines. Complimentary glass with a paid tasting. adequate selection of cheese and snacks that we enjoyed on the deck while sipping a white. Best meal of the day!

Visited September 2012
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