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Chateau O'Brien

3238 Rail Stop Road, Markham, VA 22643
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Markham
Type: Wineries, Tours
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Linden, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The property is beautiful and the winery is one of the nicest we've visited in VA. The wine is good, but extremely over priced - tasting are ridiculously over priced. The song 'Sign' by the Five Man Electrical Band strikes me each time...warning signs everywhere regarding who's welcome and not, which group is allowed to park in what lot, etc.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There were only four of us for a wine tasting on a slow Monday. The Monday pricing was $8. The view was beautiful! The wine was good. Everyone loved the apple wine. However, it would have been overpriced for the normal tasting of $15 for four reds or whites. The owner shared the history of the winery and answered all... More

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Dulles, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I went to Chateau O' Brien over the week end (Friday) We love the winery, and been going for years. The outside and inside is so beautiful, when you see this winery, you can tell that ( Howard ) the owner gave a lot thoughts on how he wanted his winery to look, and it shows! The... More

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Williiamsburg, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You have to make a decision pretty quickly upon walking in the door - one way to 4 wines, mostly whites, or the other way to mostly reds for double the price. Wines overall were quite good, as was the food and relaxing atmosphere. A bit overpriced for the area, where about 8 bucks gets you 7 - 10 wines... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I stopped by Chateau O'Brien for a tasting ($15 to taste 4 wines and a souvenir glass was not included). We found the wine mediocre and overpriced. The facility was nice, but not a winery we would recommend or visit again.

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Purcellville, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have neither the time or desire to recount all of the issues that my wife and I experienced at this winery. We cut our teeth on the hospitality of numerous Virginia wineries. I suppose that the explosion of wineries has made it inevitable that there would be many upstarts that completely miss what customers expect or want from a... More

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Stephens City, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I have been wine tasting in Virginia since 2002 and over the years, we have come across good ones and not so good ones, and have seen different pricing among different regions and wine tasting fees increase over the years. So this was our experience: 1. There is a sign when you pull in saying no kids,... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

In September of this year, my sister and I spent a day visiting VA wineries. We had tasted Obrien's apple wine but wanted to see what the others were like. I had heard about a few places that made and sold apple wine... so off we went to a few other wineries. We found some and though we would give... More

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Today is our first foray into Northern Virginia wines. We have had mixed results. This was our last stop. We found it pretentious and the wines just ok. No dogs or kids (ok...not everyone wants that kind of family accessibility, got it.). No, you can't pull up a chair to the tasting bar (no one else in the room...). Wines... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

There are certainly easier wineries to get to and to find but for all of our searching around Virginia for wine Chateau O'Brien is certainly our favorite on wine quality alone. Their Reserve Tannat is to die for and usually sells out early. Big fan, we go back a couple time per year without fail.

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