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“Woodinville wine tour a disappointment”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Vineyards
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Private Tour: Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wineries Day Trip from Seattle
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Woodinville
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Owner description: Beautiful vineyard featuring tours of the premisis and summertime concerts.
Lyndon, Vermont
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Woodinville wine tour a disappointment”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We drove to Woodinville, Washington to tour the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. We arrived at 3 pm on a Sunday to learn that all tours had been filled for the day. The grounds were lovely, but the facility was elbow-to-elbow. We did a wine tasting (four tastes for $10) and they were fine, but nothing spectacular. We went across the street to Columbia. No tours there, but also did a tasting. 5 tastes for $10 (a higher grade available for $15). Fun, but nothing exceptional. Whole trip of 3 hours probably not worth it. If you want a tour, call ahead and see what the crowd looks like.

Visited August 2013
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Walla Walla, Washington
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“Great concert venue, but winery is super busy.”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a great night at Harry Connick Jr. Everything was so organized and since we had reserved seats we got to use nice bathrooms, not port-o-potties. So worth the extra money. Parking is fairly inexpensive and easy to get in and out.

We had a picnic before the concert outside on their grounds. Arrived early enough to try and take a tour and try some wine, but it was crazy busy and the tours were pretty booked.

For a concert though, I would recommend and I liked that people stayed seated for the most part so everyone can just sit and enjoy.

Great show! We plan to come back next year!

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great venue for a concert”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

These people sure know how to put on a show. Saw Gladys Knight last night and was surprised at how well organized everything was. Had reserved seating. Parking attendants were accommodating showing us where to park our motorcycle. security and seating personnel were pleasant. The next day went to a tasting and,thanks to gentlemen next to us, tried three awesome wines not on their selection, Mimi Chardonnay, Midsummer's Night white wine, and their Meritage red. Walked away with one of each. Truly appreciated the time spent explaining the wines we tasted. Would have purchased more of each, but unfortunately our space was limited, as well as Canadian laws for bringing back alcohol.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful tour, yummy wine......”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were part of a tour group arranged by Princess Cruise Lines which visited this winery and one other. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The wines were delicious, the tour guides were knowledgeable and the grounds were beautiful. It was a great addition to our trip, and if we were ever in the area again we would stop by.

Visited May 2013
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Deland FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a Beautiful Place to Visit”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great winery tour, and a fantastic venue for a local concert on the lawn where they have different live concerts throughout the summer. We noticed an enormous tent where a concert was being prepared for the afternoon.

We also noticed several families picnicking on the lawns, just beautiful scenery and surrounding woods & waterscapes were very inviting.

We had a fun & informative tour guide, that left us wanting to sample every type of wine they produce. You will find it very informative as well as interesting to understand the various regions they are growing their grapes.

We ended up trying almost every wine they had for tasting, and ended up with wonderful Sparkling Wine we have never tried if not for the tasting. We were very pleased with our purchases of wine, and look forward to enjoying them in the near future.

Visited July 2013
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