|Address:||10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, MI 49101, USA|
|Working:||11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–6PM 11AM–7PM 12–6PM|
The Disneyfication of wine. I went here for a wine tasting. I am not from the U.S., but from New Zealand, where wine tastings are a serious matter and staff at wineries pour wines with graveyard faces and then hope you buy a bottle. No sad faces at the Round Barn! The first Disneyfied winery I have ever seen. The RB offers entertainment in the form of live music, they assign groups of thirsty visitors to wine consultants in multiple shifts, charging $15 for the experience. My wine consultant must have had a rough time the evening before. With a pale face she drummed up standard riddles on the wines she served. "This Weekend White is great with fish" she uttered while staring into the unknown (or was it with red meat, friends, or on a holiday). No worries, wine is wine and yours can be consumed any time, with or without friends. To help with the pronunciation of "Gewürztraminer", my wine consultant pronounced it as "Girls are meaner". I think she meant this to be funny, and luckily there were no Germans to correct her. My consultant clearly liked the other drinks too: rum, vodka. She was almost ecstatic when she served us the grand finale: a best-selling variation on Baileys, a drink full of sugar, which probably had more to do with her evening before, and little with the original purpose of this visit: tasting wines. At the check-out, staff were confused when I offered to pay the $15 tasting fee. My consultant should have charged us ... but had apparently forgotten. This may explain the returning visitors, who may have gone here for free drinks.
Getting too full of themselves. $12 for a tasting. Wine was always mediocre. Not bad by Michigan standards but not the star of the experience. The setting was great. Now its so packed. We showed up and had to make a reservation to do a tasting this year instead of just crowding up to the wine counter and waiting for an opening. The reasoning behind this is obvious, to lighten up the crowding. And get you moving around elsewhere spending money while you wait. We put in our names with an hour wait. Went to the beer area and waiting in line an additional 25 minutes to buy a glass of wine and a beer to enjoy while we wait. Beer wasnt as flavorful as in years past, possibly my irritation with the situation soured my tastes. The wine we wanted wasnt available there in a glass so we opted for a bottle of champagne. Waited an additional 10 minutes for a table to open up just to sit. By the time we each had a glass of champagne and watched drunk people dance to middle aged men sing baby got back it was time to go before our tasting reservation was called. I get what theyre doing. They keep charging more and packing them in. Good for the business but no longer the same experience. Was always one of our favorite places to have some fun and hang out a bit during our wine trail experience but we wont be going back.
Terrible. Worst experience in wine tasting Ive ever had. The staff were not helpful in setting up a tasting, they flat out refused because they had a large party reservation coming in. They instead kind of directed us to the brew barn with vague directions on how to get to it and I was told that I could get a glass of whatever wine I wanted while my husband did a beer flight. Once we got to the brew barn, I was told that I could not have the wine I wanted because they didnt have a bottle opened, but I could have a glass if I purchased the bottle first. I opted for a different wine, which was terrible and not at all in a wine glass but rather in a short plastic cup. My husband (a home brewer) said that the beer was mediocre and ordering the flight was not very straight forward. They didnt have enough beers on tab to pick a proper flight. The beer was not good, he didnt finish any of his flight and I didnt finish the wine. Not one person checked in on us to see how things were going and there was not enough seating area in the brew barn. Overall the staff was very unhelpful and unwelcoming. We did have a wonderful experience at Tabor Hill nearby.
Place should be ashamed of themselves. $12 dollars for a tasting and a little glass that costs $5. That is twice as much as any other winery I have been to. Oh wait? You wanna try beer too? Thats another $12 for, wait for it... 5 samples. I doubt their wine and beer is twice as good as the other places I have been. Lets see: Presque Isle winery $2 for a tasting 6 tastes Haritage winery FREE tasting 10 tastes Mazza winery $4 for 6 tastes Erie Brewing: taste all on tap for $6 keep the glass and they keep pouring whatever you want until the tour. So round barn best have the best stuff in the great lakes area. What a joke. Edit: St. Julian Winery $5 a person and keep the glass.
Great time but dont buy the wine if you live local!! Visited Round Barn for the first time and did the elevated wine tasting. Jack was our guide and was very friendly, nice, and informative. The wine was great and overall it was a great experience. Only downside is the price of the wine/liquor if you plan on buying any. Bought the Vineyard Tears (amazing) for $18 a bottle and the Black Walnut Creme (also delicious) for $26 and was extremely disappointed to find out that the local Martins Supermarket sells the same wine for $11.00, and the Black Walnut Creme for $8.99 :( dont fall for the tourist trap of buying onsite! Go to Martins Supermarket or Meijer afterwards!
Not what it used to be! New "commercial" entrance and we were asked if we had a reservation. When we chuckled and said no ( we thought she was kidding) she said she had to check if they could squeeze us in ad they had a big party coming. Then she came back and said they had room but she had to call another staffer. She informed her we were there and then she hung up and said that will be $15 each!!! To taste wine that sells for less than the price if tasting for a while bottle retail??? We said "no thanks"!! We left! Round Barn USED to be our favorite. Not anymore. Even tasting in California is less than Baroda Michigan.
One star is even too much for this place!!! They make you pay $5.00 as an entry free...probably to cover their horrible entertainment and new little check in building. If all you want to do is purchase wine they have someone walk you in and follow you around like a hawk. Also, the manager, Tara is so rude and ignorant. The owners might want to chat with their staff about customer service. I will never visit this winery again and I will make sure I tell everyone I know about how horrible this place was. They definitely got too big for their britches.
We have been coming here for years. We luv exit 6 as well as exit 16. Why did they have to make the unneeded changes? If it aint broke, dont fix it. They closed the brew pub at exit 6, which was such a cool place to go, its a pain in the ass to even get into the beer or wine tasting at exit 16. They want us to make appointments. Im not making appointments nor will we be back till its the summer weekend concert series. Seems like theyre trying to be all Chicago like. Go back to the old Days ways!! Seriously. Many people dont like the change.