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Address: 3238 Rail Stop Road, Markham, VA 22643
Phone Number: 571-238-0033
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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To Big for their own good

First trip here back in 2012 was so memorable, but when we went back again in 2014 a completely different story. The wines are great, but I believe Chateau O'Brien got to BIG for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Carlann H
Smithsburg, Maryland, United States
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Manassas, Virginia
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We stopped at Chateau O'Brien on a whim while on a drive to pick apples. This is a very nice winery and the staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable. The wines and the view are beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting and ordered a bottle to have with the croissants from the food menu. Everything was delicious, and although it... More 

Thank Pakrat47
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Loved this place! The views were great! Choice of 2 different sides to sample wine. Great place to have lunch!

Thank krimmy17
Smithsburg, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

First trip here back in 2012 was so memorable, but when we went back again in 2014 a completely different story. The wines are great, but I believe Chateau O'Brien got to BIG for their own vineyard.

Thank Carlann H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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219 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were actually on our way somewhere else, saw the sign and had to stop. The winery was beautiful, great view, good wine (not all to my taste), friendly staff. Dee was our pourer and she was fun. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank Dinah Y
Dulles, Virginia
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123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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 

1 Thank Sweetie897
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank Eric D
Chesterfield, Virginia
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382 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 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.

Thank mike b
Vienna, Virginia
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank Marc D
Great Falls, Virginia
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141 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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522 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 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 

2 Thank J E

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