My father was in town, so we decided to try out some new wineries in the area. My father suggested checking out the Lake Anna Winery due to its location to other places we wanted to visit.
NOTE: My husband and I are "Barrel Owners" at a few wineries in the area, so we do have a great background in wine and wine tasting experiences.
When we arrived, there were two limos parked outside. We walked up to one of the bars and were greeted by an older lady behind the bar. So far so good.... She asked if we had ever visited and we said no. She gave us a brief (two sentence) intro before starting the wine tasting. The wine tasting featured 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 4 sweet wines. As the wine tasting progressed, she poured the wine and then ran off to attend to other patrons. If we are paying $15 (for three tasting), we expect some attention. We tried to be very friendly and ask questions, but she was preoccupied with helping other customers with their purchases. Not a very warm welcome for new customers.
As far as their wines, we weren't overly impressed with any of them. We typically drink red wines, but the red wines featured did not entice our palate. The Barrel Select Chardonnay was the only one that we thought might be a pretty good wine with some good cheese.
In the end, we did not make any purchases. We also won't be back. The wines are less expensive that others in the area, but I prefer to pay $20-$30 for a good quality bottle.
Lastly, at another nearby winery, they told us about the wine trail ($15 for many different wineries). This nearby winery was surprised that Lake Anna did not explain this to us. It didn't surprise us.
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