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Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins

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Address: 17655 Winery Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923-8321
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+1 540-832-3824
11:00 - 17:00
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Popular vineyard in Orange Country, Virginia that offers wine-tasting.

Popular vineyard in Orange Country, Virginia that offers wine-tasting.

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Great wine and ambiance

$7 for a glass and tasting many wines was very reasonable. The new guy pouring champagne was having a great first day. All the folks behind the bars were friendly and... read more

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Kathleen O
Wirtz, Virginia
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Wirtz, Virginia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

$7 for a glass and tasting many wines was very reasonable. The new guy pouring champagne was having a great first day. All the folks behind the bars were friendly and knowledgeable. We then moved to the Library and enjoyed the meat and cheese trays with plenty of bread and great service. Can't wait for our next visit.

Thank Kathleen O
United States
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful evening tasting wines along with a fabulous meal. Highly recommend the monthly events great service and incredible atmosphere.

Thank repbrock
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first stopped at the James Madison historic site and continued to the vineyards for lunch and an overnight stay. The grounds overlook the vineyards and ruins of a Thomas Jefferson designed mansion. After our lunch and complementary wine tastings that came with it, all we needed were "snacks" for dinner. There is a picnic deck and veranda that overlook... More 

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York PA
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This winery is fabulous. Always have to stop whenever we go to charlottesville. Approximately 14 different wines to sample. All are exceptional. Went on the tour and Bill the tour guide was excellent. Stocked up on wine. Wish it was closer

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you pull up to this winery you have great expectations of a one-of-a-kind experience. But sadly, the day we went, it was crowded (although the staff said it was not particularly crowded). It felt like you were in a cafeteria -- you go from station to station and they pour wine in your glass and then walk away before... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Ottawa, Illinois
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A unique winery among the many in that you learn so much about not only the wine, but also the historic ruins, cemetery, and Thomas Jefferson's historic architectural building that burned thee on Christmas Day in 1886. You can have tastings but also get a bottle with glass glasses and go picnic under sheltered tables or in the shadow of... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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185 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once a year we try to visit this vineyard. The wines have been excellent though the years. This year did not let me down. We did the wine tasting on a Friday and were the only guests in the tasting room. This made it exceptional and we enjoyed the history of the wine and grapes from our server. On the... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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119 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a road trip on a beautiful sunny weekend. Traveling two hours from our home, passing many, many other wineries, we made our way to Barboursville Vineyard. Because we were going to be gone all day, we brought our two very small, very well behaved dogs. We were greeted by a lovely young woman, who took us... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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430 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent visit to the area, we attended a wine tasting event. We prefer dry varieties,and were pleased to see that even some of the traditional sweeter wines are a bit on the dry side. Each of the varieties that we tasted were delightful and competitive with wine varieties that are more expensive. Our hostess, Wangui, was engaging and... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taste 18 of Barboursville's offerings followed by an extraordinary lunch-all for one price. One of the best meals I have had in a long time with wonderful service.

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