My husband and I lived in Virginia for three years and spent much of our time visiting the many wineries in the state. By the time we moved we had tasted wines at over 20 different wineries. With this said, James River is by far the best in class. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the wine is absolutely fabulous. James River Cellar's dessert wine won the 2005 Governer's Cup in Virginia which goes to the best wine produced in the given year. The Cabernet Franc, Chardonnel and Chambourcin are also highly recommended. There is a small tasting fee, but it is well worth it and you get to keep your tasting glass. After your tasting you can receive a tour of the wine making facilities or relax on the quaint patio with a glass of your favorite white or red. If you are lucky enough to stop by on a Friday in the summertime, definitely make time to attend Friday's on the Patio. Wine, sun and great appetizers - what more could you want?!
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