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Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Dickerson

(60 reviews on the web)
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  • Attended a recent barrel tasting as a member. We enjoyed an informative tour and wonderful buffet lunch with samples of various wines. Also enjoyed their hot mulled wine!! Previous visits too with a p...  more »
  • We have been going to the winery for over ten years but, in the last year it has been very notably that the management has become very unfriendly and not-welcoming. One thing that this winery had befo...  more »
  • The view is beautiful but I live 5 minutes away - so I can enjoy the same picturesque scenery from my property. Nice to listen to live music on the patio and bring dogs. Food offering is limited - che...  more »
  • FAMLIES BEWARE^******** if you are a family with children, you are unwelcome at this terrible facility. I have never, and I mean NEVER been treated so horrendously in my life. The entire staff was completely unwelcoming; making me feel that my son and I were somehow not the type of patron they wanted at their establishment. I came to the winery on a quiet afternoon with my seven year old son after a nice hike up at sugarloaf. After being ignored for 10 minutes I finally ordered and sat outside on the picnic tables next to another family with children( there was lots of room outside to play) Naturally our kids began to play and were acting like normal children do, but you could easily tell that the workers annoyances were heightening. The workers kept circling the families by the picnic tables and asked the family next to me TWICE to keep the kids quiet AND questioned them about drinking outside wine (which clearly was a bottle of olive oil.) It's funny because the other patrons were completely oblivious to our children and never even so much as looked in our direction. After about 20 minutes, the other family I was with was asked to "control" their "I'll-behaved" children and subsequently asked to leave. They came after me next, telling me that their winery was not a "daycare" or a "playground" and I was literally ASKED to leave if my son did not sit next to me the entire time. I was so shocked that I walked inside and asked the woman named "miss reeves" if the winery is an "adult only" establishment. She got angry with me and started to argue how they only except well behaved children, and that I was a "forgetful mother who shouldn't be at a winery with children". I recorded everything she said, and I continued to tell her I was taking my arguments to the better business bureau. She continued slandering "young irresponsible parents" and how if it was her choice they would be an adults only establishment. PLEASE DO NOT offer these pretentious dirty people your patronage, their discrimination and rudeness is unacceptable. I am shocked that this winery has any good reviews at all.
  • I want to start my review by saying that we used to be huge fans. We were engaged at this vineyard (and the proprietor was more nervous than my husband--super sweet), we served their wines at our wedding, and we were members of their club for several years, but we noticed that there was a shift towards not welcoming families with children, which was confirmed today. Literally they told us children were not welcome at the winery. We decided to take advantage of this beautiful, fall day by hiking Sugarloaf Mountain and stopping at the vineyard for lunch afterwards. We packed lunch for the kids and planned to taste the wine and buy a glass and lunch for ourselves. When we arrived, they were not busy. We went up to the counter for the tasting and were informed that they did not want the children close to the counter. That is fine. We understand there are rules and regulations, but the attitude was not "Welcome. How can we help you taste wine while following our rules", but rather that somehow we were a bother to them. We decided to go outside and start our picnic and ultimately not to go back in for the wine or lunch for ourselves. We used the restroom on our way out. It was clear that we were annoyed, but willing just to let the whole thing go, but instead of graciously letting us leave, the server chided me that picnics were not allowed unless were were patrons. I responded by letting her know that this was our plan but we felt so unwelcome, we decided not to buy wine. Her response, children should not be in the tasting room because they were trying to educate their patrons. She followed this up with a comment to my husband (after I was already outside with the kids, thankfully) that children were not welcome at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. Ok. We get the point. We will not be back. Please, if you have children, save yourself the hassle. Also, if you do care about wine "education" try Elk Run Vineyard. No pretension there.
  • Families Beware! You are no longer welcome with your children since the new owners have taken over. As a Bacchus member, we always enjoyed visiting with family (i.e. kids) and friends, it's a nice way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Not anymore. I will be canceling my membership.
  • Great wine and very pleasant grounds. Security check a little intrusive and my toddlers were stopped from playing with a small beach ball despite tons of open green space. Overall well worth the trip but consider leaving small children at home. Dogs welcome.
  • If you have kids, don't bother. Totally not family friendly (at least they weren't today). Our group was asked to leave. They accused our kids of ripping their irrigation system out of the ground (which in fact was a hose that was coiled up in the garden when we got there). Asked the owner why they claim to be "kid friendly," and the response was "we are changing that." If you have dogs, GO! The owners seemed to ignore all of the dog fights going on around us. Our calm kids were totally more dangerous than those dogs. Wine, just ok.