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“Disappointing Visit” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Rappahannock Cellars

Rappahannock Cellars
14437 County Road 635, Huntly, VA 22640
(540) 635-9398
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Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Disappointing Visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Over the past few years, I have read many great reviews of Rappahannock Cellars and many of the visitors I have spoken with at other Virginia wineries spoke highly of it and its wines. So, I was quite interested in visiting Rappahannock Cellars and tasting its wines. Unfortunately, neither the visit nor the wines were very impressive. Although the tasting room was not very busy, it took quite a few minutes to begin our tasting. Once the tasting began, our server poured each wine, described it in a couple of pre-fab sentences, and then walked away. She showed no enthusiasm and offered no additional information on the wine or the winery. None of the eight wines included in the eight dollar premium tasting impressed us. I was hoping our server would let us sample a couple of the wine club only wines as an inducement to join the club, but we had no such luck. I understand the winery wants to hold its best wines for its best regular customers, but none of the "regular" wines were appealing enough to make me want to join the winery's club. With all this, I see no reason to pay Rappahannock Cellars a return visit.

Visited July 2014
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Poquoson, Virginia
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“Not a Winery to Visit”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited four Washington area wineries this weekend. Two were very good, one was average and Rappahannock Cellars was terrible. Poor service even though not busy. Disinterested employees. No discussion of the wines or the winery. Wine just poured periodically by different employees as they happened to walk by. Wine was not good even though we generally enjoy a broad variety of wines.

Visited July 2014
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Huntly, Virginia
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“Nice facility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I attended a Chamber Metting at the Winery. It was a wonderful setting anda great meeting! The wine was niceas well.

Visited June 2014
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Virginia Beach, VA
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“Among the top Virginia wineries IMHO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our first time tasting wine from Rappahannock Cellars and we were impressed. Delicious! We purchased several bottles and will be looking for it at a wine shop near our home. The tasting room is very comfortable, and the facility is available for rentals. Wonderful visit and we will return if we're in the region again.

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Great Tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We drove up from Luray to Rappahannock Cellars. What a wonderful place. The tasting was handled by Annie, who knows her wines. Purchased a bottle of their Cabernet Franc that impressed wine-tasting friends when we returned home. Very much enjoyed it and recommend the place and the wine.

Visited May 2014
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