Vinters 022513
4.1 / 5 Rated by 137 members
Review from Gail Mirabella

Not enough of food samples to go with the wine. Wine OK.

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Sailor

Not for wine lovers. It appears that no qualifications were required of vintners to participate. Quality of wines was very poor. Noise level in the hall was intolerable. There was no music or other pleasing background sounds to suffuse the...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from DiverPilot

Pluses: Many wineries, so plenty of tasting opportunities.

Minuses: Extremely large, open space, with concrete floors, so quite chilly on an overcast and drizzly day. General admission only provided very cheap plastic cups--bring your own...continued

reviewed Apr 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Pros: plenty of wines to drink, was indoors on a rainy day, fine deal for the Goldstar price (full price would be a rip off for the quality of wine)

Cons: wines outside of the "premier" area were not that great, much too crowded to really have...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from navybare

This is a great way to taste wines from several (probably at least 100) different wineries in the California area. Well worth it. Looking forward to next year's event.

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from GoRams

This was a great venue to showcase the wines of small wineries. We had a great time and purchased some great win. I'm deducting one star as tasting $50+ bottles of wine in a reserve tasting with cheap thick glasses was not appropriate given the...continued

reviewed Apr 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from M Robichau

We had a great time and enjoyed a variety of really good wines, along with hearing stories from wine makers on why they chose a particular name for their wines. We definitely plan on making this a yearly event. The weather was perfect and...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Selia

We went with the reserve tasting. Next time we will go there first so we can really enjoy those wines. In general, however, I'd say that a lot of the wines were not that great or only so so. Still, I love wine tasting. I'd go again.

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Karen K

Enjoyed the event but it would have been nice if there were more sparkling wines and better high end wines. The only real complaint I had was the parking. Not a good location on Sunday given the farmer's market taking up all the parking. I...continued

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Nq0001

Event was great and fun. Crowd was of a decent size where you could enjoy yourself. Even though we bought few bottles of wine, I was bit suprised by how expensive some of the wines were. But overall I enjoyed it and would be back next year. I...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Sk

Fun times with good people and pretty good wines.

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from James Ragsdale

Great event. Perfect opportunity for new start up wineries to get a toe hold in a sea of choices. We met several new start ups that were pouring their very first wines and don't have tasting rooms or any distribution method because of small case...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from sroland

Great event with plenty of wineries and tastings. Many were wineries I was not familiar wth but offered some very good wines. The discount was a terrific deal for the reserve tasting. We saved $160 on 4 reserve tastings which went toward dinner....continued

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Great event to try wine without having to travel. Very good selection of wineries in all price ranges.

reviewed Oct 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Great venue and some terrific wines from smaller producers. I never felt too rushed or crowded and was able to interact with the various vintners to learn more about their wines.

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I loved this event. Definitely found a number of wine finds that we wouldn't otherwise have known of since the labels are usually small production wineries that aren't open to the general public. It was also great to meet the winemakers and get...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from 2fourfjcruiser

I really liked the event. Lots of variety and a wide range of wineries and boutique retailers. I agree with what I read about last year's event. The area of food needs work. First, you need to be able to find it, access it and then of course...continued

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from lisa

I thought there was a good number of wineries participating in this event. It is a great way to learn about the different wineries and to taste and purchase their products. Unfortunately, it felt like the event was "over-sold" and the venue...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Snydes

If only I didn't drink so much that I couldn't remember the end of this event! Absolutely tons of wine, really fun and huge.

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Igor

If you like me and enjoy trying vine before you buy this event is for you

reviewed Apr 12 2015 report as inappropriate