We did some research on the fly of which vineyard to visit and this one came up on Food & Wine, which we consider a somewhat reliable source, so we went. We got there and the parking lot was empty, we thought they were closed. Went inside and they were open, just a slow day I suppose. Inside has the look of a castle. The walk up had lots of interesting concrete decorations. Inside also had a very strong smell of air freshener, something that should never be used in a winery, let alone a tasting room. (After we left, it took a while to clear our noses of that heavy smell) The wines were just OK, definitely nothing at all what we’re used to from California wineries, more in linen with those we’ve visited in PA, CO, and even the run-of-the-mill very low-end VA wineries. But, to each their own. The lady working inside was very friendly and helpful. Prices are fair, they even have all sorts of specials, such as get 2 bottles free when buying a case. Guess they’re trying their best to move their wine!
Had a great time! Chuy was friendly and informative, highly recommend seeking him out for the tastings. Also this place is dog friendly so we were able to enjoy the scenery and wine with our pup.
What a great place. $20 gets 6 pours, keep the glass and $5 off bottle purchase. We tried 6 reds, all were excellent. Really enjoyed the Cab Franc and the Meritage. Chuck was exceptionally nice and thorough in explaining every pour. He surely added greatly to our tasting. Glad to take a couple bottles back to Oklahoma with us.
We should have left after smelling the inside. We asked about if after I heard a group come in and comment on the smell and they left, our server said the cleaning crew mopped the floor this morning. (wouldn't you mop everyday?) I was the DD so I had only a few sips, The third glass that my wife had I took a sample, I smelled it first and it was horrible, like a musty smell, I made the server smell it and she agreed. She opened up a new bottle and a new glass, it was better.
We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting experience at Baily Vineyard. The wines are in the French style. The Cabs are HUGE! My husband is a fan of bold Cabernets and he was a happy man. I loved the Meritage, but ended up taking home a bottle of Rose to enjoy sitting outside our motorhome in the evening. I think the tasting cost $25 for 6 generous pours, and you get $10 off a bottle of wine. They no longer give away a glass with the tasting, as I read in other reviews. I was a bit disappointed as having a glass is one way I use to remember wineries I’ve visited.
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