Christian W Klay Winery

★★★★☆
  • 412 Fayette Springs Rd

    Chalk Hill, PA 15421

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  • 724-439-3424

About Christian W Klay Winery

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 12am - 6pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 7pm
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My same sex partner and I are looking for rustic venues for our commitment ceremony/wedding (whatever you want to call it in PA!), and my mother had suggested Christian Klay Winery because she knew that we want a barn. The woman who had answered the phone (we'll call her Kay) was extremely pleasant and accommodating, and offered to look into availabilities for us to come and tour the grounds and call us back. Everything sounded great, and we anticipated spending a nice afternoon this weekend touring the venue, and enjoying a nice lunch/wine tasting together. When Kay called me back, I had thought it would be with a list of times that we could schedule a visit. Instead, I was met with the sour news that our business was not welcomed in their venue.

Speaking for her employer, Kay (apologetically and empathetically) let me know that the owner, Sharon Klay, was not "comfortable" booking a same sex wedding given the "questionable legality" of our union in Pennsylvania. Kay was clearly surprised by this and, sadly, put in the tough spot of speaking for a bigot when she seemed to have no idea that her employer was operating the business in such a discriminatory way. I asked Kay to pass along the comment that the legality of our union has nothing to do with the venue where we celebrate it, and that it's a sorry excuse to blame "questionable legality" for ones own blind prejudice. Apparently gay money doesn't spend as well as everyone else's at Christian Klay Winery.

We ask no one at Christian Klay to break the law, or even to be concerned with state recognition of our union. It's none of their business, frankly! We are looking for a place to welcome our family and loved ones to share in an important moment in our lives. I am saddened and appalled that the owner would be so discriminatory in the management of her business. Further, if the venue were in Allegheny County, this would be illegal! Not only is her refusal to accommodate us wrong, it's bad business practice. They are turning away potential gay clients at a moment where same sex celebrations are only becoming more commonplace, and also alienating heterosexual couples with LGBT friends or family.

The venue seems stunning, but my partner and I will never know. Our dollars, apparently, aren't as valuable as the dollars earned by heterosexual folks. I discourage any and all LGBTQ people, as well as their friends and supporters, from having anything to do with Christian Klay Winery.

Goodbye and good riddance! This makes the task of choosing a venue for our big day that much easier!

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My same sex partner and I are looking for rustic venues for our commitment ceremony/wedding (whatever you want to call it in PA!), and my mother had suggested Christian Klay Winery because she knew that we want a barn. The woman who had answered the phone (we'll call her Kay) was extremely pleasant and accommodating, and offered to look into availabilities for us to come and tour the grounds and call us back. Everything sounded great, and we anticipated spending a nice afternoon this weekend touring the venue, and enjoying a nice lunch/wine tasting together. When Kay called me back, I had thought it would be with a list of times that we could schedule a visit. Instead, I was met with the sour news that our business was not welcomed in their venue.

Speaking for her employer, Kay (apologetically and empathetically) let me know that the owner, Sharon Klay, was not "comfortable" booking a same sex wedding given the "questionable legality" of our union in Pennsylvania. Kay was clearly surprised by this and, sadly, put in the tough spot of speaking for a bigot when she seemed to have no idea that her employer was operating the business in such a discriminatory way. I asked Kay to pass along the comment that the legality of our union has nothing to do with the venue where we celebrate it, and that it's a sorry excuse to blame "questionable legality" for ones own blind prejudice. Apparently gay money doesn't spend as well as everyone else's at Christian Klay Winery.

We ask no one at Christian Klay to break the law, or even to be concerned with state recognition of our union. It's none of their business, frankly! We are looking for a place to welcome our family and loved ones to share in an important moment in our lives. I am saddened and appalled that the owner would be so discriminatory in the management of her business. Further, if the venue were in Allegheny County, this would be illegal! Not only is her refusal to accommodate us wrong, it's bad business practice. They are turning away potential gay clients at a moment where same sex celebrations are only becoming more commonplace, and also alienating heterosexual couples with LGBT friends or family.

The venue seems stunning, but my partner and I will never know. Our dollars, apparently, aren't as valuable as the dollars earned by heterosexual folks. I discourage any and all LGBTQ people, as well as their friends and supporters, from having anything to do with Christian Klay Winery.

Goodbye and good riddance! This makes the task of choosing a venue for our big day that much easier!

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My same sex partner and I are looking for rustic venues for our commitment ceremony/wedding (whatever you want to call it in PA!), and my mother had suggested Christian Klay Winery because

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Don't go here if you're gay, or a LGBTQ ally!\r
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My same sex partner and I are looking for rustic venues for our commitment ceremony/wedding (whatever you want to call it in PA!), and my mother had suggested Christian Klay Winery because

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We attended the October 6, 2012 Murder Mystery Dinner at the christian clay winery. The winery itself was very nice, comfortable setting inside the barn. Beautifully decorated for Halloween/Harvest. The staff where helpful and kind, the actors and murder mystery was alot of fun!! DOWNFALL WAS THE FOOD!!!!! SERVED ON A SMALL PLASTIC SALAD PLATE!!! IT WAS GOOD! HOWEVER YOU RECEIVED A TODDLER SIZE PORTION OF FOOD!!! WOULD GO AGAIN FOR THE SHOW & WINE!!!! HOWEVER I WOULD EAT BEFORE HAND! MY HUSBAND WAS STARVING HAD TO GO TOO SUBWAY AFTERWARD!!! WHEN YOU ARE PAYING ALMOST 90.00 DOLLARS WINE NOT INCLUDED. You think the meal would be bountiful!! Wine was awesome just eat ahead of time. Also stayed at the chalk hill lodge was really close, clean ok for 1 night of sleeping over not the Holiday Inn but alright!!!! Would reccommend the wine and show!!""

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We attended the October 6, 2012 Murder Mystery Dinner at the christian clay winery. The winery itself was very nice, comfortable setting inside the barn. Beautifully decorated for Halloween/Harvest. The staff where helpful and kind, the actors and murder mystery was alot of fun!! DOWNFALL WAS THE FOOD!!!!! SERVED ON A SMALL PLASTIC SALAD PLATE!!! IT WAS GOOD! HOWEVER YOU RECEIVED A TODDLER SIZE PORTION OF FOOD!!! WOULD GO AGAIN FOR THE SHOW & WINE!!!! HOWEVER I WOULD EAT BEFORE HAND! MY HUSBAND WAS STARVING HAD TO GO TOO SUBWAY AFTERWARD!!! WHEN YOU ARE PAYING ALMOST 90.00 DOLLARS WINE NOT INCLUDED. You think the meal would be bountiful!! Wine was awesome just eat ahead of time. Also stayed at the chalk hill lodge was really close, clean ok for 1 night of sleeping over not the Holiday Inn but alright!!!! Would reccommend the wine and show!!""

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Christian W Klay Winery is an excellent local winery in the Laurel Highlands mountains. This area is rich in French and Indian War history, and many of their wines are named after local attractions. (My husband loves the Washington Tavern White, while I prefer the Spiced Apple.) The Winery is set in a lovely area off of Route 40, and their show room has many nice wine-related gift items, and you can have ample tastes of their wines before you decide what to purchase.

They have the facilities to hold private functions such as weddings and meetings, and there are seasonal special events that go on throughout the year. Their "murder mystery" dinner series is very popular, although the acoustics in the barn they are held in are not very good. If you attend one, try to sit near the center because if you're on the edges, you won't be able to hear what the actors are saying. It can get cold near the walls too in the fall months, so that's another good reason to sit near the center.

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Christian W Klay Winery is an excellent local winery in the Laurel Highlands mountains. This area is rich in French and Indian War history, and many of their wines are named after local attractions. (My husband loves the Washington Tavern White, while I prefer the Spiced Apple.) The Winery is set in a lovely area off of Route 40, and their show room has many nice wine-related gift items, and you can have ample tastes of their wines before you decide what to purchase.

They have the facilities to hold private functions such as weddings and meetings, and there are seasonal special events that go on throughout the year. Their "murder mystery" dinner series is very popular, although the acoustics in the barn they are held in are not very good. If you attend one, try to sit near the center because if you're on the edges, you won't be able to hear what the actors are saying. It can get cold near the walls too in the fall months, so that's another good reason to sit near the center.

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