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brucewein May 13, 2010 08:43 AM

Choosing between Vineland Estates,Peller +Hillebrand for special lunch-----how would you rate them. Thanks

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  1. dachopstix May 14, 2010 04:46 PM

    Ooh, that's a toughy - I've been to both Peller Estates & Hillebrand, haven't tried Vineland. Will you be having wine with your meal? Both Peller & HIllebrand have excellent wine and service. Lunch at HIllebrand is in a separate building than the boutique, while Peller Estates is a large building, very gorgeous, both dining rooms are intimate, and the chefs are excellent.

    Peller Estates' Menu
    http://www.peller.com/userdocs/PEW%20Lunch%20_Feb_10.pdf

    Hillebrand's Menu
    http://www.hillebrand.com/userdocs/HEW_Winter_Lunch_10.pdf

    Vineland's Menu
    http://www.vineland.com/images/pdf/Lu...

    Guess it all depends on personal choice, they're all so yummy looking! Enjoy your choice!

    1. Charles Yu May 14, 2010 04:53 PM

      Foodwise, I would rate them equal. Ambiance wise I prefer Vineland and Peller over Hillebrand. The latter being a bit more modern, open space and less formal.

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      1. re: Charles Yu
        dachopstix May 14, 2010 04:58 PM

        Charles, you're awesome, plus we have the same last name, well, at least I think we do, haha.

        Hillebrand is indeed a lot more modern. What did you have at Vineland? Most recently, I had the tasting menu at Peller Estates.

        Also, if you're a Wine Club member at Hillebrand/Peller Estates, and mention it casually or off-hand to your server, they may give an extra treat ;) Mine was a flight of icewines - Cabernet Franc, Vidal, and Riesling :)

        1. re: dachopstix
          Charles Yu May 14, 2010 06:30 PM

          My last visit to Vineland was July 2009! Cannot recall what I had in detail except that the fish was nicely cooked.
          If you like to go for an icewine tasting, you should give Royal DeMaria a try. Really special.

      2. Googs May 15, 2010 02:17 PM

        I haven't been to Peller. Of the other two, I'd chose Vineland over Hillebrand. Both have great food in beautiful rooms and patios. I find all of the Hillebrand wines just wretched and, yes, that includes the Trius line.

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