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5 Mile Bridge Wines / Wine poor quality!

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5 Mile Bridge Wines dba VERDOT, LP is in fact a cheap wine sold for a high price. The Wine is really owned by Robert JS Fowler and Ron W. Hertel two builders who got caught building cheap homes in San Luis Obispo, CA they are part of the Hertel Group.

The State has a ongoing investigation into there wine business be warned to have the wine tested for toxic substances first. Hertel employee and con man Tom Habbick is running the winery since there building business has failed. Again a poor quality wine connected to a even poorer builder all are associated with RW Hertel & Sons, test the wine if you buy it. BAD WINE 5 MILE Bridge wines.

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  • Gl
      14th of Jan, 2008
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    I agree these are lousy wines and contain poor chemiclas that will harm you.

    If you buy any have it tested for Lead before you taste it.
    These are the same crooks who own RW Hertel & Sons who built the Defective homes in calif.

  • Bo
      29th of Jan, 2008
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    These postings have been written by a convicted con artist by the name of Scott Barnes. He has been trying to shake me and my company down for the past three years. He is a sociopath and has succeeded in committing insurance fraud against his own homeowners association insurance company and has spent years slandering me and my employees.

    Websites, such as these refuse to take any responsibility for the content posted by their users and so creeps like Barnes continue to have an outlet for their vitriol, lies and slander that can't be challenged or removed. I wouldn't put any stock whatsoever in what is posted on these kinds of websites. There is simply no oversight and complaints about their content however justified go ignored by the website's administrators.

    Shame on you Complaint's Board.

  • Ro
      12th of Feb, 2008
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    This is an interesting posting, I did NOT post it but will respond, RW Hertel & Sons with 5 Mile Bridge is nothing but con men, do a ChoiceTrust check or check with the BBB or CSLB.

    The Courts have many records on Fraud and Insurance scams by Hertel and his associates. They try to blame others for there Fraud, the official records speak for them selves. Hertel has massive mechanics Liens, fails to pay for his own cleaning staff to vendors and subs. A Fraud TRIAL is set for them this years let the case be heard in the public forum it will be interesting.

    RW Hertel & Sons is a con and fraud check the public records. It was Hertel who sued his own buyers why ? because he tried to cover up Toxic Mold and cheap defective homes now he facing a Fraud and Unfair Business trial the truth is coming. KITCO Holdings, LLC just had to loan over $ 1.5 Million to help scam more people...

  • Wa
      12th of Feb, 2008
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    I agree the 5 Mild Bridge wines are low class and over rated, I am having them checked with State ABC for valid license to sell in the wine club word is it's another Fowler Hertel scam.

    This Fowler is the same one associated with the now defunct Diable Grande project who uses Tina Fowler, Tim Fowler, Walter Fowler, Ron Fowler, Sandra Fowler David Fowler the list is long and all are involved in the financial con with Vincent Rover and Ron Hertel with Robert Fowler. Check the Stanislaus records they have massive liens they do not pay the bills much like down in San Luis Obispo records too. Any one know the home address of Robert Fowler i want to send him some flowers:)(:):):):):

  • Ro
      14th of Feb, 2008
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    The VERDOT, LLC is part of the Hertel Group, LLC owners are in financial default on many loans and now are attempting to conceal assets in 5 Mile Bridge Wines.

    My Attorney is on to there new scams so thanks for the info, the Wine is a Low Class Cheap wine. Better to buy Spinada for a few cents per gallon. It is bad wine.

  • Av
      14th of Mar, 2008
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    TO EVERYONE reading this blog:

    I am just writing to let it be known that these postings are being written by ONE man. He has been trying to slander and wreck this company for years! He writes under many many names, (any that pop into his balding little head) He SPEWS LIE after LIE! He has found every possible site he can to post hurtful untruthful statements about this company and its owners.

    Unfortunatley these sites and their operators feel no obligation to post truthful or accurate information. This site has become a feeding ground for a GREEDY< IMMORAL
    **Anyone who has owned a small business or provides a service to others is at risk to be slandered and harassed in this manner. Web sites such as these have an obligation to the public to allow only factual content. Once the claims have been disproven the sites administrators should be required or morally responsible to remove the postings.

  • Na
      15th of Mar, 2008
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    I wonder why Ron Hertel if he is so good and honest does he fail to pay his bills ? why does he have so many judgments and liens for failing to pay ? yet he buys expensive cars, plane and boats ?

    I saw one of his many expensive cars yet he can not pay his bills, thus Hertel is a well known documented con man fraud. So many sworn statements against him ? The truth is Ron hertel little scams are coming to an end. So i suggest you bury your cash in a can since i am told the IRS and those who you cheated are coming to collect.

  • Se
      4th of Apr, 2008
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    you are on the money. Hertel wanted Mold to be removed from his leaking defective homes in Rancho Obispo, yet he fails to pay his bills a quick of the county clerks office and we see we are not alone is getting scammed by Hertel many other subs and vendors have still yet to be paid for their work. Hertel stop your cover ups and pay your bills. Your a lying con man. You cheap ###.. you will NOT get away with fraud from us.

  • Be
      5th of Apr, 2008
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    Can any of you send me information on RW Hertel and his associates who have laundered illegal monies and concealed the same and have used his Hotel, Jets, Boats and His expensive cars for illegal gain and shipments of contraband as well across State Lines. Money Laundering, etc. let me know ASAP.

  • Fr
      8th of Apr, 2008
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    The information is being sent to both Federal and State Criminal Investigators for a review for Crimes on a State and Federal Level.

    Since their are several joint probes into several of these companies and person associated with them. I have seen the information requested is posted to be sent to several groups, in Government. Go to the Central Coast Housing Bubble Death Watch listed by SLO BEAR all the names and addresses to send information are listed. Please send any information any of you have on any of the listed Crooks.

  • Bi
      13th of Apr, 2008
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    According to Hertel manager Scott Bales who supervised the most recent ongoing TOXIC MOLD removal of homes located in the Defective Hertel project known as Rancho Obispo. Well according to Mr. Bales Service Master who did the mold removal several of the cheap homes still is owed over $7, 000.00 so Hertel pay up you cheat.

  • Ch
      5th of May, 2008
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    You should not be surprised, RW Hertel and Fowler have a long and shady history of scams here is another LawSuit against them for Theft and Fraud. SLO Case # CV-071167 they will soon be in Prison i hear many horror stories over there tainted wine to crappy homes. Fowler is trying to sell the mold laced home he bought three years ago due to mold at 1771 Singletree CT in SLO it won't sell it is full of Mold.

  • Gm
      10th of May, 2008
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    Think about it. If Hertel and Fowler were so honest, there wouldn't be such a large following of their 'death watch' (not literally). I know someone who bought one of their homes, she was ill for two years and didn't know why. Finally, they discovered the mold. She had to move out to save her health. I hopeHertel and fowler end up in prison and get what they deserve. Allegations against Hertel and Fowler are most likely true. I live in San Luis Obispo county and I know more people who know their names negatively than I do in a positive light. Thank god for the internet or people like this would most likely get away with it. Keep sharing the news about these con-freaks. The more the general public knows, the better off all of us are!

  • Ma
      12th of May, 2008
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    I fully agree with those who have been harmed by Hertel and his Lover man Robert Fowler after all they named the project LOVR-SLO, LLC Lov Her slo get it.

    Hertel will go to jail just watch the cases pile up.

  • Jo
      6th of Jun, 2008
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    noone believes any of this!

  • Ja
      9th of Jun, 2008
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    Yes, it is all true Hertel lies and cheap building are all public records so bad that as is currently listed on the State CSLB Web site hertel's license # 683494 has several court judgments against it his license is being suspended not to mention his many mechanic liens and his failure to pay his bills check with the county clerks office or the court it is all true...

  • Ho
      10th of Jun, 2008
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    Well now you know Fowler and Hertel have now defaulted on over $21 million in loans under Atascadero Ventures, LLC according to the county clerks office they failed to pay on these loans and are in default and five mile is next record # 2008023194 and 2008023195 your all correct he is a con man and liar and appears he will be spending some years in jail.

  • An
      11th of Jun, 2008
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    Ad another Fraud case against Hertel for Fraud Pasadena Case LA Superior Court # 07-C-00673

    CON MAN Hertel and Fowler

  • We
      17th of Jun, 2008
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    Those who got scammed by these guys your money has been moved to City National bank of Beverly Hills Oxnard Branch 31052009 and 31051991 the trail is hot to trot against them and there con's Point Center Financial did file a 21 Million dollar default AGAINST THEM under Atascadero Ventures, LLC

  • Ke
      9th of Jul, 2008
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    Fraud Alert on this firm, Robert JS Fowler and Ron W. Hertel of VERDOT Group, L.P. aka RW Hertel and Sons and 5 Mile Bridge have fraudulently transfered this wine company etc. to there wine maker Vance Rose of rose Wine Group, LLC in order to conceal liens and judgments against them. If you have further information please email me or post were are putting together a matter to be presented to the Authorities and Federal Agencies as well. When they conceal and or transfer assets while the subject of legal and criminal investigations it is a crime in itself. Once they file BK the judge will seize all the assets as well.

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