San Juan Vineyards, Friday Harbor

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Winery / Vineyard Food & Drink
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  • We went here for the first time in 2015 which was our very first visit to the island. We came back with our 3 kids in 2017. Once we needed to get wine for our trip we stopped here. I tried ALL of the ...  more »
  • We've been to this tasty room several times over the years. We still find it an enjoyable place to visit. I was disappointed this time, I thought there were more wines available to taste in the past; ...  more »
  • When taking the ferry to San Juan I had plenty of time to look into the local attractions. I caught a review of the Oyster Farm. So we stopped to pick up some wine so we could enjoy it while shucking ...  more »
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  • Can I give this ZERO stars. Horrible custom experience. The owner was so rude. We turned up with a baby who had needed to be changed and placed the diaper in a diaper bag. I asked the woman kindly if there was a trash can that I could place the diaper. The women told me that if I put the diaper bag inside the wine tasting room she would have been furious. Then she marched me up to the men's bathroom to throw the diaper bag into the trash can. It didn't stop there. Then she asked me throw the trash from the bathroom where I placed the diaper into another trash can in her garden shed which I could not find. (Actually I put the diaper in the wrong trash and she made me remove it and place it in the correct trash can). She watching me like and eagle. I was so upset to be treated like this before I even stepped foot in her tasting room. I confronted her after I came back and told her this was the worst customer service ever. She was rude and had no care for our family. She also said if we sat outside she wouldn't serve us. So I got my family and left. Didn't even spend a dime. Good riddance for trying to sell this winery. I would never give her a cent.
  • I had no idea there's a vineyard on the island! Stumbled upon this place by accident during our drive around the island in search of things to do/sites to see. This place was pretty dead when we were here even though it was a sunny day on the wknd. Inside the tasting room we were greeted by a friendly lady who offered us tastings for only $5 per person. The vineyard is known for its white wines where the grapes are locally harvested, however, the reds all come from Eastern Washington. Outside the tasting room is a small church and a covered seating area. Also outside is a row of small tractors on display. Everything was going well until my mom approached the fence that surrounded the vineyard. She stuck her arm through the fence to try and get an unobstructed shot and, suddenly, whack! She was electrocuted by the fence! Who puts up an electric fence these days!? Well, I didn't have an issue with that, however, I did have an issue with the tiny, barely readable yellow sign on the fence that indicated the danger of electrical shock. Actually it was more funny than serious, but a huge FYI for anyone who visits!
  • So nice. Great wines. Joined the wine club and hung around drinking great wines. Very impressed.
  • So much squandered potential. Delightful historic setting overlooking the luscious pastures of Mona the island camel. The outward charm swiftly wore off with our first staff interaction. Monosylabic, disinterested answers to our initial questions swiftly escalated to direct condescension and rudeness, with a preschool-esque scolding for leaning back in an outdoor chair a particular highlight. General grumblings from the particularly acerbic and mean-spirited woman behind the counter about how the 'awful tourists' had the gall to 'hang around' at the place continued throughout our mercifully short stay, which was capped off with a 'non-negotiable' and unannounced 20% credit card surcharge. 'Didn't your mother ever tell you to carry cash on holiday?' the acerbic barkeep scolded once more. No she did not, but she did tell me not to treat your paying guests with utter contempt. Sadly, the vineyard is best avoided.
  • Great wines and great location. Will be back for sure

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Where to stay in Friday Harbor

As a popular summer escape for residents of the Seattle area and tourists from further afield, Friday Harbor does not lack for a selection of accommodation. Most places sit in the historical downtown area. Here you'll find charming inns and bed and breakfasts, upmarket suites and spas, and more basic motels. A couple of guesthouses sit farther away from downtown. These offer more privacy, but you'll probably want to have a carĀ if you choose stay at one. If you plan to arrive in summer, book your stay as far ahead as possible.
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