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“Nice Winery, Some Excellent Wines - but there is a charge for tastings”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Oak Winery

Red Oak Winery
Ranked #13 of 42 things to do in Sturgeon Bay
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Antioch, Illinois
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Nice Winery, Some Excellent Wines - but there is a charge for tastings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

They have some excellent wines here and if you can get past the exterior of the building, this is really a very nice place inside. We skipped going to Red Oak several times because we actually thought it was closed - some exterior landscaping or plants would really add some curb appeal. Once we realized it was open it's become one of our favorite wineries in Door County. There are several very good wines here. The grapes are not grown locally but come from California.

I would have done 4 stars but they do charge for the tasting. Not a huge deal, but we usually end up buying several bottles each time - it would be nice if they refunded the price of the tasting if you buy.

Visited February 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average service, average wines.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Location was nice right in Sturgeon Bay. Servers did not seem all that enthusiastic about their wines....didn't volunteer information about them like most wineries do...although if you asked specific questions they would answer them.

Visited May 2012
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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover, and likewise, don't just a winery by the outside looks of the building. Inside you will find a warm and inviting place to do a wine tasting or to sit and relax with a glass of wine. The attendant was very cordial and provided a lot of local information. Left with several bottles of wine!

Visited May 2012
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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Dont waste your time.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

The wine was just so, so, and the staff actually came off a bit snootie, which is rare at a Wisconsin winery. What a shame... Also no vinyard on sight. What can i say. I dont appreciate pretentiousness. Really no need to return when there are so many good winery's in this area.

Visited August 2011
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Good wine, excellent service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

Sampling of 5 wines is $5. Location was great, walkable to the quaint main street of sturgeon bay. Building looks unappealing from the outside. Inside is really new, roomy though lacks character. Wine was good, like other door county wineries I've been to. What this place special was the woman who served us. She was very knowledgeable about the wine and Sturgeon Bay. She gave a an excellent recommendation for dinner at John Martin's

Visited January 2012
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