Copper Dock Winery, Pocahontas
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Copper Dock Winery is located in the country. The main building is right on a lake and the view is very pretty and relaxing. You can feed the fish or ducks/swans. We ordered our drinks in the bar area... read more »
Great out of the way place to just enjoy each other's company. Lakeside fireplaces, great appetizers and excellent choice of wines and ales. Made for a relaxing, romantic evening!
Great wine, nice food, attentive staff. Sparkling lake (complete with swans). Music, friendly customers. Can't sit to go back.
Went here for a wedding. Beautiful lake with swans on the shore. We really enjoyed our time there and will go back for a wine tasting soon
Not The One
Horrible service. An extremely rude manager. Cheap wine you could buy at your local gas station. It was great ordering my food and then watching a party of fifteen, that arrived an hour after I ordered, all be served their dishes while I'm still waiting on mine.
Always an excuse for slow service, beautiful atmosphere could be a gold mine if service ever gets figured out.
RUDE owners. Complianed to us about previous weddings. Told us that our decorations would be ugly. Told our guests at the reception that they were taking too much food! After our cake cutting, the owner said "we dont do cakes." when I asked for plates to serve our guests. she supplied us paper napkins to serve our cake. The bartender was told 3-4 times what was included in the open bar (by our wedding planner, our parents, and ourselves) and still tried to charge our guests! We were only attentive about this because a previous bride told us that her entire reception paid for drinks that she already paid for! The bartender should have been informed by the owners! We think he was just trying to pocket the cash for himself. The owners repeatively told us to "calm down" when we were worried about the ceremony and reception. when all we were doing is asking simple questions. (ex: Is there a sound system at the pavilion? (for our minister to utilize during the ceremony)). Then you wouldnt get an answer for 2-3 weeks and feel bad for calling back! The owners brought up our contract when we noticed they had paper napkins on the tables. 2 weeks before our wedding they said we could have cloth napkins and they said yes. The day before our wedding, they said "we dont do cloth napkins anymore. No one likes them and the table linens promised in the contract only include the table cloths. napkins arent in the contract." this is only an example, they promised many things and failed to follow through. It was literally a miracle that our wedding was a success. Only because the extraordinary effort from our wedding planner and decorator as well as our friends and family. They were so rude that 6 months before the wedding we considered changing our venue, they were lucky they had our money already.. review from my wife: THEY SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT HOW THEY TREATED US! They have a beautiful location for a wedding, but the staff are some of the rudest people we have EVER encountered. I would advise brides that if you want to have a wedding here be prepared for the most frustrating experience of your life! Of the owners, deal with Steve as much as possible because he was always friendly and helpful...Chris on the other hand was rude, condescending, and just plain horrible to us AND our wedding guests. Unfortunately she is the contact person for weddings. Some of our encounters included: her referring to me as "Princess", telling me I should change my wedding colors, making rude comments about other people's weddings being ugly or over-done, telling us we could do or have something and then changing her mind 2 days before the wedding, or acting like we never discussed something (because she never wrote anything down). She was extremely rude to my decorator, making her wait for 3 hours so she could drive over there to "approve" the materials she was using. At the wedding she told my guests they were taking too much food! and the staff tried to take people's drinks away while they were still sitting at the table. WATCH OUT FOR THE BARTENDERS ALSO...ten minutes after being told that wine was included in the open bar, our bartender charged several guests for wine! When two friends of min told him that they knew wine was included he argued with them telling them they had to pay...he did not back down until they said they were going to find my wedding planner and then he said, "Oh, I think you are right." When my mother went over to him he acted like he knew nothing about wine being included! I'm not sure if he is an idiot or if he was trying to steal money from my guests. It is really sad that our wedding is marred by these terrible experiences :(
In the St. Louis Metro East area, there are about a dozen wineries. This one is by far the best I have been to. And even in WINE country, this winery can hold up to that. Most of them don't have a restaurant. This does and it is very good. First, you are impressed with the outdoors covered DOUBLE DECKER dock that over looks the mature lake, water fountain, and ducks. If the ambiance of the winery does not impress you, the music on the weekends will. There are musicians LINED up to be here. When you eat from their varied and very delicious and reasonable menu, you can enjoy a full bar and outdoor service as well as indoor service. Food, music, friends and ambiance....what more can you ask for. Well, there is one more thing: EXCELLENT PRICES. Stop by and get a great experience and bottle of wine. You will enjoy your day, the life and living in the country in Pocahontas. I strongly recommend you consider looking into a wedding/reception, party or festive gathering in their hall. Look for the copper grape sculpture just off the "Pokey Road" going north toward IL Rt 140 from Eastbound Interstate 70, exit 36 (Pocahontas). It truly will impress you and your friends. I have been there three times in one month. It is a huge success.
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