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Address: 3238 Rail Stop Road, Markham, VA 22643
Phone Number: 571-238-0033
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Nice for Picnics

Great views from up on a hill, nice place to have a picnic, and very nice tasting room. They offer tastings for reds and whites separately, at opposite ends of the building, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Dulles, Virginia
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had not been here since last fall. I made a reservation to have a special reserve tasting in the Cellar with Howard( the owner ) It was very good, and all the wines were new ones. Howard always has different samples of cheeses and other foods and bread to compliment the wines. Nice touch! We did buy a bottle... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been to many wineries in NoVA and Chateau O'Brien is by far the best. Their reds are some of the best we've ever had...even better than some from California. The owner and winemaker definitely care about what they are doing and are after quality, not quantity. We had been once before but on this most recent trip, the... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great views from up on a hill, nice place to have a picnic, and very nice tasting room. They offer tastings for reds and whites separately, at opposite ends of the building, and you have to pay for them separately. Their prices overall are a bit steep.

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Vienna, Virginia
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Toni the bartender was very nice, he knew his wines and is a great guy. He is not very generous with his pours, and that is an understatement, but I can live with that. The tasting facility is great, very nicely decorated, with a nice view over that nice part of Virginia. Really a beautiful place. We like white wines... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Took out of town family members here today. Very small tasting area so had to wait and wished we hadn't. Wine not great, not bad....not work $109/bottle. Winemaker, owner very narcisistic and egotistical, displayed little if any interest in customers, constantly self agandizing and dropping examples of his past accomplishments. He also had doused himself in aftershave or cologne so... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

...and they charge what they feel is an appropriate price for them. Unfortunately, we don't concur. The wines we tasted were mediocre at best. Even their $100+ bottle of red was just "ok" and nothing special. They also charge a LOT for a basic tasting, but they did offer a decent pour, enough that my wife and I split a... More 

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Linden, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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96 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Address: 3238 Rail Stop Road, Markham, VA 22643
Phone Number: 571-238-0033
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Markham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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