JOLO Winery & Vineyards
MUSIC: Excellent. However, there was no place for the band to really set up. They were in the grass under a covered pop-up tent, however it didn't adequately cover the band from the shade. Eventually the vineyard will need to provide an ample place for quest musicians if this is an offering in the future. FOOD: The food was WAY overpriced. 5 jumbo shrimp were about $14. Lettuce wraps were about $14. They ran out of ice on a very hot day. The wine was luke-warm, water contained no ice. They eventually sent staff out to get ice, however it was a little too late. For a bill that was over $100 for two bottles of wine, and three lunches, we were totally unimpressed by the quality of food and service. Needs work!!!! WINE CLUB MEMBERSHIP: There were multiple conversations I overheard about the unused space that was being offered to wine club members. It was a hot sunny afternoon, there were two unused shaded areas reserved for wine members only. Non-members complained about the heat and that the unused areas were still reserved. Parking for non-members was full and non-members parked up the road while the member lot was not fully utilized. We were surprised at how small the parking lot was. The owners need to re-think perception of the benefits for its members, but perhaps more importantly the impact it has on its non-members. WAIT STAFF: The wait staff dressed quite nicely and seemed to know the menu quite well. They were very busy and understaffed as the needs of customers to be waiting on increased. We waited for over half an hour for wait staff, and then once our food came out approximately 40 min later, we were not followed up on until at least 30 min later. VENUE: The place was very nice. Great facility. Great view of Pilot Mountain. Nice seating inside. The pond at the bottom of the hill looked nice, however was chained off and off limits to walk around. Unsure why? Overall, after being open for about 5 years or so, perhaps the owner could learn much from others in the industry who are doing well with hospitality, food, and entertainment. The wine was great !!!!
First and last visit here! Called ahead for seating, drove 45 miles, arrived to find out they were full. Hostess says yeah you can have a table thats already reserved until we find you another. No other table was offered we were stressed and rushed. We had 45 minutes total at the table. Price was 109.00 !! Tried speaking to general manager prior to leaving but she seemed preoccupied. Dont trust them for a relaxing Mothers Day!
My husband and I have visited 87 of the 150+ wineries / vineyards in North Carolina and Jolo is the best hands down. They don't have a single wine that I don't like. The service is great. The restaurant is fabulous. The view from the patio is tranquil. Jolo is my happy place!
I enjoy relaxing here. Food is superior. I love the small plate Lobster Ravioli. Perfection with Jolo Pink which is an off dry Ros with a complex flavor profile. So refreshing.
Came to Jolo Winery with a few girlfriends. Had some wine and lunch. Waiter was young, friendly and very professional. The entire staff was very knowledgeable about their wines and their menu. Had a very good time.