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DuCard Vineyard

40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan, Madison, VA 22719
540 923 4206
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Madison
Type: Farms, Food & Drink
Owner description: DuCard Vineyard tasting room, along Popham Run at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park in...
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Type: Farms, Food & Drink
Owner description: DuCard Vineyard tasting room, along Popham Run at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park in Madison County, Virginia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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56 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
111 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We recently visited DuCard and I, personally, found the Viognier to be one of the best I've ever had. The girl who served us took a phone call while helping us, and that was a turnoff since we were asking questions about the wine. We brought lunch and sat outside, but the stink bug population was really bad. They were... More 

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

We have more control over the Viognier quality, thanks for the compliment, than the stinkbug population. Citronella candles outside didn't seem to help that day I guess. Do come back and see us again please. Scott More 

Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I made our first visit to DuCard on somewhat of a whim; we saw a sign and decided to give it a shot. We were not disappointed. The wines were good; a few rather unique. The staff was excellent and took time to describe the wines and processes involved. After we had already purchased four bottles and... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wines aren't world class, but not bad and reasonably priced. The staff, the view, everything is spot on.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

So I wish the wines were of the same caliber as the setting and the staff....we visited over the weekend and found the wines to be so - so. But the tasting room staff was extremely nice and accommodating. Scott (the owner, winemaker or somebody important) was also very friendly, even set up a heater for us on the deck... More 

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

An off day, big time as most folks laud our consistently high quality. Everyone likes what they like, no problem there. Please come back again for a free tasting, any time and we'll see if the wines show better then. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I stumbled across this vineyard while on my way to hike the White Oak Canyon trail. The two vintners working there at the time were from Bordeaux and South Africa, and they obviously knew what they are doing. Great customer service, also! Everyone who reviewed this place seems to like the “Gibson Hollow White”. Keep in mind that wines change... More 

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