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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 RE: brucewein 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

    Hillebrand's Menu

    Vineland's Menu

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

    1. Charles Yu RE: brucewein 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 RE: Charles Yu 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 RE: dachopstix 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 RE: brucewein 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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