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“Concert evening ”

Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc.
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In every country and every language, great wine is in many of life's most memorable moments. With deep passion, Haak Winery is dedicated to creating wines of distinction that accompany the memories of all who taste our wines and visit our estate. As the first winery and only commercial vineyard in Galveston County, we are excited to offer you premium wines made in the great state of Texas. We invite you to visit us and our gift shop where we offer daily tours and tastings. Around the world, milestones are marked with glasses held high. From Haak Winery, here's to history in the making.
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

On Sunday, May28, 2017, we attended the Pee Wee Bowen Band concert at Haak Winery with a bus load of people from our neighborhood.
We found a spot with a breeze at the beginning of a vineyard row to place our chairs to enjoy the musical sounds.Others in our group found various other places that suited them.
When we arrived around 5PM all the parking lots were full and people were enjoying themselves at tables on the outdoor premises.
I seemed a little confused with where and what to order. There was an indoor counter to order bottles of wine or a wine drink. Outside in the pavilion was another counter as well as a place to order hamburgers,($13), wrap, salads and pitchers of Sangria ($20). I never saw a cheese tray, although inside blocks of cheese and boxes of crackers were available for purchase.
Premises are well kept. Staff were available for questions and friendly although there was a large crowd so trying to ask a question was not easy.
Would have been nice to see the selections available to purchase before reaching the counter.
We enjoyed a glass of Purple Porpoise (a semi-sweet red) for $6. We shared a hamburger which was good, the fries and onion rings not so much(too much seasoning).
We had visited 5 years ago for the tour and tasting. Most of the wines are decent.
Overall, the concert was good and the atmosphere friendly. I felt overwhelmed when walked in ( small space for the number of attendees) and not knowing how the venue worked for a concert event.

Thank Jpamr5
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Originally got engaged in the cellar in 2004. Before the expansion of buildings in back Haak looked like an authentic winery, vineyard and small covering for an event. Now there is a generic snack bar and kids area. If this is a venue for events it should have its own restaurant or chef or BBQ pits that are ready to serve. Not cheese platters, terrible burgers and catered crawfish that were so small it was not worth the time to peel them. When you arrive they tell you what you can do and cannot do, where to go and do not even offer a glass. This is a winery not a football or baseball game. Give me a glass. What a generic bland experience. Maybe that's why it was only at 20% capacity (at best) for a publicized event. I will remember the past and not return in the future. Sadly it has lost its charm.

1  Thank wbr4368
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Was a most interesting tour of the Winery and Vineyards and the wine tasting was excellent. Most interesting selection of wines

1  Thank FRED W
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Cecilia G, General Manager at Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thank you Fred. We appreciate the nice complement.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My wife and I toured the Haak vineyards and winery on a sunny Saturday morning. We arrived as they were opening, and were given a private tour that was both educational and entertaining. After the tour we did the tasting, and were given samples of the wines from dry to sweet. As expected, we both loved the sweeter wines , but some of the drier ones really surprised us. They offer a wine club membership, with several perks. A big one is discounts off their wine, along with private parties. Excellent casual way to spend weekend morning and learn about wine.

2  Thank MikeandRoseStefka
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Cecilia G, General Manager at Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate it very much.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had wanted to visit for years and finally found ourselves able to do so. Yes, it did help that it was moderate in temperature and humidity as it was December but that is what we enjoy about living in the south... right? We purchased the 3 wine sample and chose wisely. We did enjoy the distinct differences between the 3 but both agreed that the Madeira was the best. We strolled the vineyards but the vines were bare because of the season. Staff was polite but not overly friendly. Their calendar showed some interesting events throughout the year and we would like to try a visit during one of those times and hope for an improved experience.

Thank Angela D
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Cecilia G, General Manager at Haak Vineyards and Winery, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for your review Angela. We appreciate it and always strive to get better and will take your input seriously.

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