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Address: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan, Madison, VA 22719
Phone Number: +1 540-923-4206
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Description: Gorgeous boutique vineyard and winery at the edge of the Shenandoah...
Gorgeous boutique vineyard and winery at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park, named Virginia's greenest winery for environmental stewardship practices, with great wines and personal service in a relaxing location.
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Nice winery

Myself and 3 of my girlfriends were taken to this winery while on a 5 hour winery tour. We liked the winery and all together we bought about 5 bottles of wine. Our wine pourer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
solochickNOVA
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Northern VA
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Northern VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Myself and 3 of my girlfriends were taken to this winery while on a 5 hour winery tour. We liked the winery and all together we bought about 5 bottles of wine. Our wine pourer was very friendly. I don't remember her name, but she's a retired educator. We will probably venture back here one day.

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Luray, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A group of us visited in March. It was a great atmosphere & we live bed the babbling creek in the background. We enjoyed our tasting & ended up buying several bottles.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The wine tasting was ok, not a lot of selection that we prefer. We had purchased a groupon/living social deal which included free wine glasses and a cheese platter. The cheese platter was one package of gouda...we could not eat. We enjoyed the free music.

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Scott E, Owner at DuCard Vineyard, responded to this review

The cheese is a locally made farm-fresh product, but it has to be packaged for food safety. All of the food products we carry are from nearby producers, and it was served with a warm baguette from our local bakery, making what we thought was a nice combination. Sorry that it didn't match your taste.. Many other wineries do indeed... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We were the first visitors on a freezing cold Friday morning, and we had the place to ourselves, which gave us a great opportunity to enjoy ourselves. The drive to get there is long, but well worth it as the scenery is gorgeous. Since we were the only customers, we learned a lot about the wine, the history of the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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398 reviews 398 reviews
130 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I say "WOW" because we tried DuCard about a year and a half ago and it didn't really impress us, but we didn't dislike it. So, we decided to go back yesterday, this time with friends of ours who have done vineyard visits in many states. Needless to say, we were all very impressed! They do have a great assortment... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tucked behind Old Rag, DuCard is a great find. The wine was excellent, the gentleman serving us the wine was knowledgeable and open to questions. Good bread and cheese for a snack, live music and adirondacks to sit in outside as well as a very bright tasting room inside - perfect!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
60 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped by several vineyards on our trip to Virginia and this one by far had the best wine. It is made by a French man from Burgundy. He knows how to make wine! The owner did our tasting and was informative and delightful. It is a small winery but they do a better job than places we've been to... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our second visit to DuCard; our first was in 2013 when we were greeted with some good wine, a very friendly staff, and a special "thank you" from the owner. On this occasion, we decided to try their Barrel Room Food and Wine program which purported to pair a few of their wines with "gourmet bites." We left... More 

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Scott E, Owner at DuCard Vineyard, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to see us, and for your feedback. We are excited about the Barrel Room Food & Wine Pairing Program and are sorry it didn't hit a home run for you. For others who read this, the menu features a crabcake with our wonderful Viognier and a variety of foods produced by our neighbors (we're big supporters... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
123 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A group of friends and I stopped by DuCard as part of a bachelorette weekend winery tour. It happened to be the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day, and there was an Irish band playing. They enhanced the festive air. The place was busy and we stayed at the bar for the wine tasting. The lady behind the bar explained to... More 

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Carrsville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Found DuCard while staying in the area. Outstanding service and great tasting wines. The view of the mountain is not to be missed. We enjoyed are sever she was very knowledgeable and informative about the wines and the history of the winery. Thanks for a great time.

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