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Horton Vineyards

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Fun Staff and More Than The Usual Wines

I had not been to Horton Vineyards in eight years, but fond memories returned as soon as I entered... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Putnam, Connecticut
Still a great stop for a tasting

Been here many times and always enjoy my stop. You get to pick 10 of what you want to taste of all... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Linda S
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Horton Vineyards specializes in high quality Virginia wine. Varieties include Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Norton, Tannat, Petit Manseng, and much more. Visit for the largest variety offering in the area and an enthusiastic staff to help you find the...more
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6399 Spotswood Trl, Gordonsville, VA 22942-7735
+1 540-832-7440
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and location but the service is lacking. Ten tastes for $6 is good but the knowledge of the wines by the server was lacking. We (three of us) were being waited on when a group of seven came in and we were asked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

I had not been to Horton Vineyards in eight years, but fond memories returned as soon as I entered the parking lot. Horton offers a variety of wines for new winetasters beyond those with more serious palates. Their tasting fee is reasonable and their staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The exterior of the building is gorgeous. But, that's really where it begins and ends. We've had Horton wines before, so when we were in the area this past weekend, we decided to go in for a tasting.Upon entering the front doors, we were immediately...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in to do a wine tasting and we were very disappointed in the service. The counter was somewhat busy and a gentleman was waiting on us and a couple of other people. Another lady was at another counter doing a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Have visited Horton a few times. Lots of wines to choose from with a lot of sweet options. for 6.00 you get to choose 10 wines for your tasting. i think they have 40 or so. staff is fine. usually very busy so they’re fairly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The main building is reminiscent of a castle. Beautiful grounds. Friendly and knowledgeable tasting room staff. The wine was exceptional. It ran from very dry to Fruity sweet and even a near perfect chocolate wine. We bought 4 bottles to share with friends. A beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Been here many times and always enjoy my stop. You get to pick 10 of what you want to taste of all their wines so everyone can be happy. Met the owner and her daughter and enjoyed chatting with them. Really laid back with lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Decided to stop I'm so my wife could taste some wine and buy a few bottles to take back to Florida with us. Young lady was very friendly and knowledgeable abut all wines they had. My wife tried a few different ones and ended up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Turtle581
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Friendly folks at Horton will tell you how this vineyard---is one of the first in Virginia to garner international awaards(Mr. Jefferson's vineyard was a total failure) with outstanding wines (served at both the Bush, Clinton, and Obama White House), inviting and welcoming tasting room, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DerekDonuts
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This winery is a good one to visit if you have people with different preferences. Good variety of dry and sweet wines. Their port wine is very good!! The only issue I have is I purchased 6 bottles of wine and still has to pay...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Richard G
February 6, 2015|
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Response from Theresa G | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there are any wineries I did not enjoy! The best, so far, were Horton, Barboursville. The first wine tour we did was the Bedford wine trail (best to do a "wine trail" by regions, as Peter stated above... More