765 Round Peak Church Road
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Front Exterior View
View from Rear Patio
This is a review of a vineyard called Round Peak located in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. We last visited on a Saturday last October around 4:30 pm. We also visited a year prior on a Sunday in October around 4:30 pm. We enjoy taking a drive when the leaves are changing and since we landed up nearby, I suggested we drop in a second time. The previous time we visited I noticed that they had a sign that said dogs are allowed, so I took note for the next time we took our Maltese dog, Leo, for a drive. He loves car rides, so we are always looking for places to visit that allow dogs.
I carried Leo into the tasting room and we were immediately told that they had so many dogs visit that day and they aren't allowed in the tasting room and she went on and on about it so much so that I tuned out. She wasn't making sense and was so annoying and unwelcoming. All I wanted to do was get some wine and take it to the patio in the rear to sit and enjoy the view. We were in mourning since our other Maltese, Teddy, had died just two weeks earlier. We were seeking nature to find some solice. It's important to remember to be kind to people for you never know what struggle they are going through when you meet them! Visiting a winery is suppose to be relaxing and stress relieving and this was the opposite. She made both of us so angry especially due to the circumstance. So we were immediately put off, normally I would just walk out and leave when someone makes me feel that unwelcome, but it was a long drive. Hubby didn't order anything as a result of the horrible reception. I planned on buying a bottle of wine for us to share, but just got a glass since I was so disappointed. It was $5 for a glass of wine that wasn't even half full, note the wine glass in the photo above. We went to the patio and enjoyed the view until I was done with my wine. The first time we went we had a few tastings, but they gave us so little wine it wasn't worth the price. It wasn't much more than you would get at a grocery store's free tasting. I recommend getting a bottle of wine for the best value. It's a shame we had such a bad reception because it's not too far from home so we would likely visit again, but due to the last experience we just can't support a business that isn't welcoming. The wine is tasty, but unfortunately it's served at room temperature. They also sell beer. The tasting room is very small. It has a couple of chairs at the bar and a sofa. In the rear is a concrete patio that is covered and has a view of the mountains. The sun in the evening shines right on to the patio, so it can be quite hot. Another reason to leave so quickly was Leo was getting too hot. They have several black metal tables and chairs. Our favorite local wineries are Jollo and Raffaidini. They are extremely welcoming and friendly and they have large tasting rooms. What's your favorite winery in the Triad area?
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