The Windmill Winery, Florence

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#21 of 30 in Wineries in Arizona
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  • A cozy wine tasting bar in the middle of a farm used primarily for weddings. This winery is hidden on the SW edge of Florence Arizona. It's only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the cooler mon...  more »
  • Great place to visit with friends on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM. They provide music & different food truck service each week. They provide a fantastic carriage ride around the property . Beautiful ...  more »
  • This place has a very relaxed setting including two lakes. They host a lot of events there including weddings, art evenings, music, etc. They have a quaint and rustic wine tasting area that is comfort...  more »
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  • Looking for a place to have your wedding? Check this place out! The wife and I really liked this place. We were there for one of my friends' weddings and were pretty impressed. Good times had by all! Bonus points for the roadrunner running around all over the place!!
  • I attended a wedding here last weekend and oh my goodness, beautiful venue! Plus superb service, great dining options, and delicious wine! Also, the DJ they had was funny, witty, and great at throwing parties. A+ all around. Wish someone else I knew would get married here!
  • Fantastic local wine in a quaint tasting bar. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you like local wines, you should give this place a try!
  • Please take the time and effort to read this review in its entirety. Here are some key points: 1. Venue was beautiful 2. Event Coordinator was rude, gave us false information and unorganized. BTW: Do not leave your vehicles unattended after the event despite whatever your coordinator tells you. 3. We were very rushed by the staff 4. Food was excellent I first want to point out that my wife and paid for this wedding out of our own pockets so this review is coming straight from the person who paid for the wedding and not my parents or a relative. I also would like to add that we preplanned this wedding with the Windmill Winery 13 months before the wedding. We were originally assigned to Whitney as our wedding coordinator. We tried to get a hold of her on several occasions but received spotty responses or no response at all. We have never had a wedding before so we just chalked it up to 'we did not understand the process' and we still had enough time. About 2-3 months before the venue, we still had not heard anything. We finally called a couple of times and finally got a hold of someone saying that Whitney was no longer there and we had a new coordinator named Dayleen. ***NO ONE CALLED US TO LET US KNOW***. We set up a meeting with Dayleen to go over everything. In our meeting, Dayleen just went through a checklist of everything we were doing a made several comments saying that "we were easy to deal with" and "this wedding should be very easy to put together". We asked if we should do an actual rehersal with our family at the venue just so everyone knows what to do. She mentioned that since our wedding party was so small, we did not need to do a run through. Despite the location of Florence, the day of the wedding was beautiful and the Lake House looked awesome. We got ready in our separate women and gentlemen's quarters. Fifteen minutes after the ceremony, Dayleen (wedding coordinator) walked up to me (the groom); while I was getting pictures with a few guest and said "you need to clean out the gentleman's quarters". I said ok. She coninued to stand there and look at me with a blank stare, so I asked "right now" and she said "yes". I had a small wedding party so I told her I would try to find some people to help out. She just walked off. I thought her timing was terrible as we were still getting pictures done and talking to family. I reapproached her and "said listen, I am getting pictures done and talking with family. I am not going to deal with this right now, you need to go figure it out." Dayleen approached several of my family members and said that I yelled (which did not happen) at her and was angry. Several people approached me at once asking me why I was angry. I was not angry and was just telling her that she needed to help figure it out. We did what she requested immediately. I approached her later in the evening an apologized if I came across as angry. However, even after I apologized, she STILL complained to some of my guests that about the same interaction. Completely unprofessional! Our overall reception was very rushed by the staff and it did not help that the DJ made a mistake announcement the venue was coming to close at 8:30 PM while we paid for it to go until 10 PM. Our wedding coordinator also told us that we could leave our cars there overnight and we could retrieve them in the morning. We arrived the next morning and they were having a cowboy church event that they blocked our cars in. Some members of the wedding party had flights to catch and had to wait several hours to get there vehicles. When I called the place the first time to get a hold of someone to get the cars, a woman answered and was completely unprofessional and rude. I called back and spoke to a different woman and had to demand us to be able to get our cars. The owner called me and said "well we do have other events". No apologies were ever made by the staff for mistakes. Location was beautiful. We ended up making it an awesome wedding for us and our guests despite the coordinator. PLEASE BE AWARE for your wedding.
  • Annette and I were able to let our hair down today and have a day off from the house. Enjoyed this place very much. Who would have thunk it. A nice winery in the middle if table weed country...

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