Hidden Lake Winery

★★★★★
  • 10580 Wellen Rd

    Aviston, IL 62216

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  • 618-228-9111

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Hours
Sun 11am-7pm, Tue-Wed 11am-5pm, Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
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Service excellent, cabins super clean, love the atmosphere, relaxing! Memory foam bed a plus!! Grounds were beautiful and well kept. Loved the stocked food. We will be back.

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Service excellent, cabins super clean, love the atmosphere, relaxing! Memory foam bed a plus!! Grounds were beautiful and well kept. Loved the stocked food. We will be back.

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Service excellent, cabins super clean, love the atmosphere, relaxing! Memory foam bed a plus!! Grounds were beautiful and well kept. Loved the stocked food. We will be back.\r

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Service excellent, cabins super clean, love the atmosphere, relaxing! Memory foam bed a plus!! Grounds were beautiful and well kept. Loved the stocked food. We will be back.\r

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Excellent staff. First visit and it was awesome.

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Excellent staff. First visit and it was awesome.

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We had a wonderful time. We celebrated our anniversary and couldn't ask for better rooms, wine, food and service. Mary, Natalie, Rob and Kelly were all so helpful. Thank you to all.

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We had a wonderful time. We celebrated our anniversary and couldn't ask for better rooms, wine, food and service. Mary, Natalie, Rob and Kelly were all so helpful. Thank you to all.

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Excellent staff. First visit and it was awesome.\r

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Excellent staff. First visit and it was awesome.\r

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Everything was wonderful! Very nice. Our first time here for our 25th anniversary. Love it!

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Everything was wonderful! Very nice. Our first time here for our 25th anniversary. Love it!

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Everything was wonderful! Very nice. Our first time here for our 25th anniversary. Love it!\r

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Everything was wonderful! Very nice. Our first time here for our 25th anniversary. Love it!\r

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Would like more sweet wine options. Awesome location.

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Would like more sweet wine options. Awesome location.

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Would like more sweet wine options. Awesome location.\r

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Would like more sweet wine options. Awesome location.\r

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Love to come here- wish we could come more. Staff is always great, cabins are awesome. Amanda is great- a valuable asset.

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Love to come here- wish we could come more. Staff is always great, cabins are awesome. Amanda is great- a valuable asset.

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Love to come here- wish we could come more. Staff is always great, cabins are awesome. Amanda is great- a valuable asset.\r

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Love to come here- wish we could come more. Staff is always great, cabins are awesome. Amanda is great- a valuable asset.\r

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Great atmosphere- great, friendly tasting- really good, unique wines.

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Great atmosphere- great, friendly tasting- really good, unique wines.

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Great atmosphere- great, friendly tasting- really good, unique wines.\r

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Great atmosphere- great, friendly tasting- really good, unique wines.\r

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We had a spectacular experience at Hidden lake! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary cheese/cracker tray in the fridge! The staff was exceedingly friendly- and Brooke in particular was so much fun and went out of her way to make our dinner special! We will be back again!

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We had a spectacular experience at Hidden lake! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary cheese/cracker tray in the fridge! The staff was exceedingly friendly- and Brooke in particular was so much fun and went out of her way to make our dinner special! We will be back again!

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We had a spectacular experience at Hidden lake! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary cheese/cracker tray in the fridge! The staff was exceedingly friendly- and Brooke in particular

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We had a spectacular experience at Hidden lake! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary cheese/cracker tray in the fridge! The staff was exceedingly friendly- and Brooke in particular

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Paddle boats would be a nice attractions! BEAUTIFUL layout, very serene.

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Paddle boats would be a nice attractions! BEAUTIFUL layout, very serene.

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Paddle boats would be a nice attractions! BEAUTIFUL layout, very serene.\r

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Paddle boats would be a nice attractions! BEAUTIFUL layout, very serene.\r

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That Nick is the best wine maker in the world. The food is good. Casual atmosphere and server Kelsey was fun! Thanks for a great night out.

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That Nick is the best wine maker in the world. The food is good. Casual atmosphere and server Kelsey was fun! Thanks for a great night out.

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That Nick is the best wine maker in the world. The food is good. Casual atmosphere and server Kelsey was fun! Thanks for a great night out.\r

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That Nick is the best wine maker in the world. The food is good. Casual atmosphere and server Kelsey was fun! Thanks for a great night out.\r

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Becca was excellent! She was friendly and efficient. The food was good. Yet, you can get good food at most places. What sets you apart is the wonderful environment, most importantly, accommodating staff, especially on family friendly days. Becca was more like a friend serving at church than a stranger performing a task!

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Becca was excellent! She was friendly and efficient. The food was good. Yet, you can get good food at most places. What sets you apart is the wonderful environment, most importantly, accommodating staff, especially on family friendly days. Becca was more like a friend serving at church than a stranger performing a task!

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Becca was excellent! She was friendly and efficient. The food was good. Yet, you can get good food at most places. What sets you apart is the wonderful environment, most importantly, accommodating staff, especially on family friendly days.

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Becca was excellent! She was friendly and efficient. The food was good. Yet, you can get good food at most places. What sets you apart is the wonderful environment, most importantly, accommodating staff, especially on family friendly days.

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Todd was very good; staff very friendly. Facility was very clean. Music was good, we loved the singer's voice. Everything blended well in the atmosphere.

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Todd was very good; staff very friendly. Facility was very clean. Music was good, we loved the singer's voice. Everything blended well in the atmosphere.

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Todd was very good; staff very friendly. Facility was very clean. Music was good, we loved the singer's voice. Everything blended well in the atmosphere.\r

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Todd was very good; staff very friendly. Facility was very clean. Music was good, we loved the singer's voice. Everything blended well in the atmosphere.\r

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Waitress was very good! Yummy bacon. Enjoyable music.

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Waitress was very good! Yummy bacon. Enjoyable music.

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Waitress was very good! Yummy bacon. Enjoyable music.\r

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Waitress was very good! Yummy bacon. Enjoyable music.\r

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Alex was a very quick learner and he took care of me and everything I asked!!

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Alex was a very quick learner and he took care of me and everything I asked!!

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Alex was a very quick learner and he took care of me and everything I asked!!\r

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Alex was a very quick learner and he took care of me and everything I asked!!\r

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Wonderful atmosphere. Nothing like fried chicken in Clinton County! =) Great guitarist.

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Wonderful atmosphere. Nothing like fried chicken in Clinton County! =) Great guitarist.

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Wonderful atmosphere. Nothing like fried chicken in Clinton County! =) Great guitarist.\r

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Wonderful atmosphere. Nothing like fried chicken in Clinton County! =) Great guitarist.\r

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Good meal, very good food- great selection! Good service- Kelsey was great and very understanding.

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Good meal, very good food- great selection! Good service- Kelsey was great and very understanding.

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Good meal, very good food- great selection! Good service- Kelsey was great and very understanding.

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Good meal, very good food- great selection! Good service- Kelsey was great and very understanding.

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Beautiful property and great service. Love the cabin Jacuzzi! Very romantic. Everything was good. Excellent experience.

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Beautiful property and great service. Love the cabin Jacuzzi! Very romantic. Everything was good. Excellent experience.

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Beautiful property and great service. Love the cabin Jacuzzi! Very romantic. Everything was good. Excellent experience.

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Beautiful property and great service. Love the cabin Jacuzzi! Very romantic. Everything was good. Excellent experience.

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The staff put up with us and never lost the smile on their faces, even with a belligerent after wedding party. The breakfast the next morning was fantastic!

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The staff put up with us and never lost the smile on their faces, even with a belligerent after wedding party. The breakfast the next morning was fantastic!

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Awesome Service. Food and wine was great. Staff was friendly and efficient. Atmosphere welcoming. All in all great way to spend an evening. We will come again.

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Awesome Service. Food and wine was great. Staff was friendly and efficient. Atmosphere welcoming. All in all great way to spend an evening. We will come again.

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Loved the salad and the chocolate cake!! Nice selection and we really enjoyed the music too!

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Loved the salad and the chocolate cake!! Nice selection and we really enjoyed the music too!

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Loved the salad and the chocolate cake!! Nice selection and we really enjoyed the music too!

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Loved the salad and the chocolate cake!! Nice selection and we really enjoyed the music too!

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I had a great experience and the cabin was roomie with a great layout. Great and very very good food.

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I had a great experience and the cabin was roomie with a great layout. Great and very very good food.

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Staff was helpful. Ashley was great and an asset to your business. Thanks for making our day a special one.

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Staff was helpful. Ashley was great and an asset to your business. Thanks for making our day a special one.

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Staff was helpful. Ashley was great and an asset to your business. Thanks for making our day a special one.

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Staff was helpful. Ashley was great and an asset to your business. Thanks for making our day a special one.

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Kelsey was fabulous, the food was wonderful, and the wine was nice. We had a great time, and will definitely be back soon.

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Kelsey was fabulous, the food was wonderful, and the wine was nice. We had a great time, and will definitely be back soon.

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Kelsey was fabulous, the food was wonderful, and the wine was nice. We had a great time, and will definitely be back soon.

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Kelsey was fabulous, the food was wonderful, and the wine was nice. We had a great time, and will definitely be back soon.

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Great service. Your staff, Brooke, Brittaney, Kelly and Kelsey was very helpful and friendly! Thank you for the great experience.

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Great service. Your staff, Brooke, Brittaney, Kelly and Kelsey was very helpful and friendly! Thank you for the great experience.

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In the country, beautiful outdoor settings with waterfalls, lakes, hiking trails etc. Cabins are great (esp. the honeymoon cabin) Our son's wedding was just there and the staff was professional and friendly. We were so impressed with

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In the country, beautiful outdoor settings with waterfalls, lakes, hiking trails etc. Cabins are great (esp. the honeymoon cabin) Our son's wedding was just there and the staff was professional and friendly. We were so impressed with

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My husband and I went to Silent Forest Cabins for our anniversary. We found it topnotch! The cabin was very comfortable with a king size bed and a wonderful jacuzzialong with a little kitchen nook that has a microwave and mini-frig. What more can you ask for? It was tucked into the woods which made a cozy, leisurely atomsphere that my husband and I definitely needed. We also visited the Hidden Lake winery and the Bar and Grill that is located there. Their wines are excellent and we enjoyed browsing the different and unique labels. Friday night was all you can eat crablegs at the Bar and Grill. The food and service were excellent!! The atomsphere and ambience were wonderful. We enjoyed our time there immensely and will definitely recommend it to others!!

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My husband and I went to Silent Forest Cabins for our anniversary. We found it topnotch! The cabin was very comfortable with a king size bed and a wonderful jacuzzialong with a little kitchen nook that has a microwave and mini-frig. What more can you ask for? It was tucked into the woods which made a cozy, leisurely atomsphere that my husband and I definitely needed. We also visited the Hidden Lake winery and the Bar and Grill that is located there. Their wines are excellent and we enjoyed browsing the different and unique labels. Friday night was all you can eat crablegs at the Bar and Grill. The food and service were excellent!! The atomsphere and ambience were wonderful. We enjoyed our time there immensely and will definitely recommend it to others!!

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If I could give them no stars I would. The people here are AWFUL! They were nice until I signed that contract then it went downhill from there and now your stuck. I had the worst time getting a hold of the wedding coordinators there while trying to plan the wedding. It seemed as though they were never there and I tried at many different times of day and if I left a message it was days before it was returned. Yes, the venue is gorgeous, about the only thing they have going for them so dont get suckered into the venue. First off yes, ironically enough it was raining on my wedding day. So I had conceded to using the tent if it didnt stop raining before the ceremony. They knew we (the bridal party and I) were arriving 2 hours early and the bridal room was locked. We had to hunt someone down to open it so my hair wouldnt be ruined in the rain. I had never met the new wedding coordinator (we went through 3 in the time we booked the place till the date of my wedding) and she was okay, at first. As the Lord saw fit it stopped raining an hour before the ceremony and we all checked the weather radar and there was no more rain in sight. Gloria (the new coordinator) came to inform me they would continue setting it up in the tent so their chairs wouldnt get ruined. Um, its not raining anymore. I asked her to please move the chairs since it isnt raining and she wouldnt. I asked politely twice and then of course I was not nice about it anymore. She continued to explain that she couldnt risk ruining the chairs (metal chairs with vinyl cushions) and if they were ruined she would have to charge me $14 a chair! They arent concerned about making you happy, just concerned about the chairs that wouldnt have been ruined. All she would quote me is the contract stating they would not do it cause of the rain. Well, the contract also states they would do everything possible to make sure you are happy so they did not uphold their end either. So I had people drive 1 hour to get married in a tent while it was nice outside and clear. They didnt even squegee the water out of the tent very well and I got my train wet walking down the aisle with misc puddles everywhere. Did I mention to enter from the tent you have to make your grand entrance from the bathroom? They arent going to lift a finger without being paid for it either. You want your cake cut, thats $50. You want candles lit? $30 You want a staff at your wedding? Pay their wage for the first 2 hours AND gratuity then you can have them. You want buffet and tables released? $50 You want it served? Another $5 per plate and you can. So of course we did not do the reception there cause that is just ridiculous. I could actually go on and on with all of the irritation this place caused me but I think you get the point. Dont be suckered into the the venue ladies, you will be miserable on your day for it.

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If I could give them no stars I would. The people here are AWFUL! They were nice until I signed that contract then it went downhill from there and now your stuck. I had the worst time getting a hold of the wedding coordinators there while trying to plan the wedding. It seemed as though they were never there and I tried at many different times of day and if I left a message it was days before it was returned. Yes, the venue is gorgeous, about the only thing they have going for them so dont get suckered into the venue. First off yes, ironically enough it was raining on my wedding day. So I had conceded to using the tent if it didnt stop raining before the ceremony. They knew we (the bridal party and I) were arriving 2 hours early and the bridal room was locked. We had to hunt someone down to open it so my hair wouldnt be ruined in the rain. I had never met the new wedding coordinator (we went through 3 in the time we booked the place till the date of my wedding) and she was okay, at first. As the Lord saw fit it stopped raining an hour before the ceremony and we all checked the weather radar and there was no more rain in sight. Gloria (the new coordinator) came to inform me they would continue setting it up in the tent so their chairs wouldnt get ruined. Um, its not raining anymore. I asked her to please move the chairs since it isnt raining and she wouldnt. I asked politely twice and then of course I was not nice about it anymore. She continued to explain that she couldnt risk ruining the chairs (metal chairs with vinyl cushions) and if they were ruined she would have to charge me $14 a chair! They arent concerned about making you happy, just concerned about the chairs that wouldnt have been ruined. All she would quote me is the contract stating they would not do it cause of the rain. Well, the contract also states they would do everything possible to make sure you are happy so they did not uphold their end either. So I had people drive 1 hour to get married in a tent while it was nice outside and clear. They didnt even squegee the water out of the tent very well and I got my train wet walking down the aisle with misc puddles everywhere. Did I mention to enter from the tent you have to make your grand entrance from the bathroom? They arent going to lift a finger without being paid for it either. You want your cake cut, thats $50. You want candles lit? $30 You want a staff at your wedding? Pay their wage for the first 2 hours AND gratuity then you can have them. You want buffet and tables released? $50 You want it served? Another $5 per plate and you can. So of course we did not do the reception there cause that is just ridiculous. I could actually go on and on with all of the irritation this place caused me but I think you get the point. Dont be suckered into the the venue ladies, you will be miserable on your day for it.

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A group of six of us decided to take a ride out to the winery yesterday, despite the poor reviews. We went for the Sunday brunch--the food and the staff were wonderful and very attentive. Then we secured a lakeside table and went up to do some wine tasting. That's where we ran into alittle bit of a problem. The staff there seemed unorganized and overwhelmed. It took about a half hour to taste 6 samples and then another at least 10 minutes to purchase a bottle. We didn't let this deter us from having a good time, enjoy fantastic wine, beautiful scenery and a great "wine trail". We will definately return and bring others with us.

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A group of six of us decided to take a ride out to the winery yesterday, despite the poor reviews. We went for the Sunday brunch--the food and the staff were wonderful and very attentive. Then we secured a lakeside table and went up to do some wine tasting. That's where we ran into alittle bit of a problem. The staff there seemed unorganized and overwhelmed. It took about a half hour to taste 6 samples and then another at least 10 minutes to purchase a bottle. We didn't let this deter us from having a good time, enjoy fantastic wine, beautiful scenery and a great "wine trail". We will definately return and bring others with us.

Pros: scenery, food, wine

Cons: disorganized wine tasting bar

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I originally booked the Majestic Falls location of Hidden Lake Winery for my September 2009 wedding about a year out. I met with a coordinator that was very friendly, informative, and helpful. About 3 months before the wedding my fiance and I hadn't heard a word from the winery, not even for our payment, so I decided to schedule a follow up appointment. We met with Lori... the new coordinator... and she was awful. She didn't know anything about our contract, nor did she take the time to learn about it before our appointment. She was very passive aggressive with us throughout the entire process. Weeks before the wedding she wasn't returning calls or emails, I had to hire my friend to fill in as event coordinator in her absence. To top it off, every employee of Hidden Lake Winery knew of my wedding as "the wedding with the thing"?! I'm not a difficult person to please, but I would never recommend their services to anyone. Which is a total shame because the location is beautiful.

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I originally booked the Majestic Falls location of Hidden Lake Winery for my September 2009 wedding about a year out. I met with a coordinator that was very friendly, informative, and helpful. About 3 months before the wedding my fiance and I hadn't heard a word from the winery, not even for our payment, so I decided to schedule a follow up appointment. We met with Lori... the new coordinator... and she was awful. She didn't know anything about our contract, nor did she take the time to learn about it before our appointment. She was very passive aggressive with us throughout the entire process. Weeks before the wedding she wasn't returning calls or emails, I had to hire my friend to fill in as event coordinator in her absence. To top it off, every employee of Hidden Lake Winery knew of my wedding as "the wedding with the thing"?! I'm not a difficult person to please, but I would never recommend their services to anyone. Which is a total shame because the location is beautiful.

Pros: Beautiful Location

Cons: Horrible Service

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We made reservations for a bachelorette party on August 22nd. Specific instructions were given and included in the contract that was signed. We requested and paid for a server and bartender in the private room that we rented. They were not there. A server was pulled from the floor, but we still had to go to the bar and get our wine. The staff at the bar was EXTREMELY rude.
They tried to charge us for the ??tasting? that was included in our contract simply because they had a festival that night.
We were charged for wine glasses to drink with the six bottles of wine that we purchased on top of the food and room charges that were prepaid.
We rented the ??wine cellar? room. When we got there, we were sent on our way, to a dark room, left to feel around and turn the lights on ourselves. There were no linens on the table. The pretty fireplace in the picture is just for looks, it didn??t work.
Don??t waste your money.

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We made reservations for a bachelorette party on August 22nd. Specific instructions were given and included in the contract that was signed. We requested and paid for a server and bartender in the private room that we rented. They were not there. A server was pulled from the floor, but we still had to go to the bar and get our wine. The staff at the bar was EXTREMELY rude.
They tried to charge us for the ??tasting? that was included in our contract simply because they had a festival that night.
We were charged for wine glasses to drink with the six bottles of wine that we purchased on top of the food and room charges that were prepaid.
We rented the ??wine cellar? room. When we got there, we were sent on our way, to a dark room, left to feel around and turn the lights on ourselves. There were no linens on the table. The pretty fireplace in the picture is just for looks, it didn??t work.
Don??t waste your money.

Pros: its pretty

Cons: everything else

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Visited Hidden Lake this afternoon in anticipation of a relaxing afternoon. Arrived at 3 and after watching 3 other couples arrive at the tasting bar and get service while we were just left standing, we left after 15 minutes after not being greeted or served. The place was uncrowded and space at the bar was open.

Also was disappointed that no food was available from 2pm unitil 4 when the kitchen is reopened, even though there is no mention on the website of special Sunday serving hours.

I would not recommend taking the time to visit a place that does not value customers or make an effort to serve them. The place was uncrowded with maybe 15 cars in the parking lot. No excuses.

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Visited Hidden Lake this afternoon in anticipation of a relaxing afternoon. Arrived at 3 and after watching 3 other couples arrive at the tasting bar and get service while we were just left standing, we left after 15 minutes after not being greeted or served. The place was uncrowded and space at the bar was open.

Also was disappointed that no food was available from 2pm unitil 4 when the kitchen is reopened, even though there is no mention on the website of special Sunday serving hours.

I would not recommend taking the time to visit a place that does not value customers or make an effort to serve them. The place was uncrowded with maybe 15 cars in the parking lot. No excuses.

Pros: Maps were easy to follow

Cons: Apathetic Staff

 

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