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“Nice Place, Good Wines, but $$$$”

Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Delaplane
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

As I do say for each review - the taste of wine is very individual so my great may not be yours and your great may not be mine so . . . . Very nice location in a converted rustic barn. Lots of room to sit and relax. Staff was friendly but did come across a little bit pretentious because of the way they are told to present the wine. When to have it, what to have it with, what it will taste like and what other wine to follow it with. They are high at $9 to taste 5 short pours. Since it is summer they gave a sixth tasting of their Sangria. By my taste their wines were good to quite good. The food pairings they give are a mix of cheese, meat, and chocolate, all about 1/8 of an inch in size. While they do elicit flavors it really doesn’t make any sense to have. So you know what the wine taste like alone, then you know what it taste like with a piece of chocolate and a piece of goat cheese. Yep the wine taste different but sitting down with a bottle with chocolate chunks and goat cheese with each sip is not how I drink my wine. The wine itself is very pricy for the area. I got two bottles of stock red and with the tasting it was over $70. Also unlike many wineries in the area the tasting was not free when you purchased a bottle or two of wine. Worth doing the tasting if you have never been there before but then after just buy a bottle and sit and enjoy it on site with friends.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Marc L
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"miniature horses"
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"dried cherry"
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"wine tasting"
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"unique tasting"
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"tasting room"
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"friendly goats"
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"homemade cheese"
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"glass of sangria"
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"dark chocolate"
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"live music"
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"sunday afternoon"
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"favorite wineries"
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Thank you Kelly, Larry and Claire for making our birthday celebration sooo wonderful. Your property is beautiful, your wine's delicious and your staff enthusiastic, warm and knowledgeable! Still looking for a great dark chocolate and goat cheese recipe!

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Location is not difficult to reach, close to the highway. Lovely old, historic place with several barns, old homes and older structures. The barn where the tastings are held is very rustic and cozy. We were there and the heavens opened and inside we were snug as a bug. Some played chess, others talked and the kids played word games till the rain ended. The owner and wife are quite enjoyable and easiy share the history of the winery and the restoration efforts. The wine tasting includes a small dish of food items to taste with each of the wines presented giving us an enhanced tasting experience. The wines are quite nice and they also make available a yummy pheasant sausage that was including in the pairing. There was a special blend called a Sangria that was perfect to cool on a warm and muggy afternoon. We got a tour of the old house that is used for private tastings - it was a charming afternoon with family at a nice old farm with very warm and engaging hosts. Check it out for yourselves!

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank RoundWorld80
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We used to recommend this place but NEVER again! We went with our dog... Super friendly yellow lab. Walked in, another dog growled at him, we turned around and the guy was there asking us to leave. We had specifically called ahead, he said they were dog friendly, we went out of our way to go there and had to turn and leave. An hour drive each way... total waste. Just another winery... Not worth the trip... Don't go.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Set in a beautiful location. The main house is gorgeous with nooks throughout and a really cool upstairs area.
Wines are nice too.

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank je1058
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