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They used to have great bread and pizza. While the kitchen was closed to remodeling I would check if they are back open again. Good wine, miss the owner who has passed away. more »
Salerno is a beautiful winery with lots of beautiful art pieces! The wine and pizza is okay. The patio is great for large groups. No picnics allowed, because they make and sell pizza. We had to ask fo... more »
It has changed a lot since the time of Herman and Rose. I miss them. Although I enjoy the art, the sculptures, but it is not the same. The old wood fired pizza oven is gone. The old friends that was t... more »
We became wine club members quarterly and Salerno winery was to send our win by September 20 for our sons surprise engagement party. The wine was not delivered and they charged us for the next quarter and still NO wine! We joined in July and have not see any wine, just charges on out credit card. No one will answer the phone or call back when you leave a message! Not happy!
The winery tragically lost an owner to death recently. The transition is going well with new ownership showing the same love for art and wine together. Stop by and soak up the world class sculpture garden and vineyard.
While the lawn art is interesting, the wines are anything but interesting. The service is mediocre at best and the "behind the curtain kitchen" is atrocious and should be reported to the health department. On occasion previous owner Herman sings opera which is amazing in itself but that's the highlight.
I wish there was a zero star. Absolutely the worst experience and waste of time. I'd say don't bother here. Worst customer service and ruined our Valentine's Day. First time wine tasting in Ramona and we stopped in. We waited an hour and never got our tasting. The staff looks like they have no idea what they are doing. They ran out of tasting glasses?? You do wine tasting why and on a holiday why don't you stock up. We even asked twice for help- "I'll be right over" and never did. Once we get up to leave the lady finally ask if we'd like to talk to her manager who was sitting down at a table the whole time vs helping. He saw us there for an hour and never offered to help. 2 other couples were waiting too and absolutely no service. 2 parties that arrived after us got served first. Absolutely don't recommend and sad since I heard they were one of the better ones- property is cool though but better wineries to visit than Salerno.. Saw on other reviews that this happens all the time someone waited 2 hours to get an overpriced $19 pizza. Save yourself the frustration..
I'm so bummed to be writing this review, but I'm terribly disappointed with my recent experiences with Salerno Winery. We have been wine club members with them for nearly 3 years, and have always loved their wines and their lovely winery. However, the owners, Herman and Rose, are no longer managing the winery, and the new management is truly terrible. The wines are not as good, the food is definitely not as good, and the service - OMG it is the absolute worst. We regularly brought our family up to Salerno for pizza and wine and good times, but starting in the summer of 2014, things got weird. We showed up, and no pizza was available, just store-bought salad, bread and lasagna? Weird. And weirder - wouldn't that be a great thing to put on your web site, or maybe tell your wine club members about? Sadly, this strange disconnect of service happened three more times! They got the pizza going, but suddenly didn't allow dogs (again, no notice, although they did send out notice a month AFTER they stopped allowing dogs.) Then we showed up once and the pizza was really awful, and took 40 minutes to get to us. The only good thing that came out of this was that, hungry and irritated and having promised our group a nice time at a winery, we found Cordiano winery reasonably close by and were able to salvage our afternoons. Throughout all of this, we maintained our wine club membership, and hoped one day they might return to their former glory. Then, out of the blue, they literally stopped sending my wine shipments in July of this year, but continued to bill me! When I called and emailed asking what was up, no one ever responded (and I was quite persistent, as people tend to be when you bill them for nothing!) I finally gave in and called the credit card company to charge the transactions back and then wouldn't you know it, someone called. That started a 6 week long process of promises that they'd deliver the back order of wine. I finally gave up. And just a note here - they continued billing me for two more months of shipments that also never came. Everything else here might have fallen apart, but their billing system is top notch! It's really sad to see what Herman and Rose created fall apart so terribly. And it's even worse to have one of our favorite places to visit so badly managed that it's an exercise in frustration to go there. If you're considering this winery for a visit, reconsider - the older reviews reflect a better time, when Salerno stood for great wine, warm, comfortable ambiance and good service. I sure miss that place!
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