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“Great time had by all” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chrysalis Vineyards

Chrysalis Vineyards
23876 Champe Ford Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
540 687 8222
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Middleburg
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Herndon, Virginia
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“Great time had by all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Busy Sunday beautiful afternoon, but greeted by friendly staff and ordered the reserve tasting. Went to tasting area and full, but easily heard. Tasted wines and asked questions. Some wines were very good and to our liking, others not so much. Fair prices. Went in and bought our favorite (regular chardonnay, not reserve) and enjoyed sitting at a barrel table and enjoying the outdoors. Dog friendly and people playing (e.g. catch with football and frisbee). Nice time, friendly people, and will return. Odd they had flushable port-a-johns for bathrooms. They were very warm in the 80+ sunny day.

Visited May 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great Experience and Great Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We came to Chrysalis on a whim and are so glad that we did. We paid for the $10 reserve tasting and enjoyed every wine we tasted. Not being big wine experts, we really learned a lot from our great tasting guide; not only about wine, but also about the history of the grounds as well. All of the staff were incredibly friendly and we left with our souvenir wine glasses and several bottles of wine, which were quickly consumed :-)

Visited February 2014
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Sterling
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“Good Winery - Norton Grapes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Since our visit was taken just after the heavy snow and melting was taking place, the long road up to the vineyard in our senior center bus was pretty wet and muddy, so I recommend better weather for a visit if your car isn't in good shape. Once there, one can appreciate the wonderful, large grounds and all of the activity taking place. We enjoyed a great wine tasting and our facilitator was very friendly and knowledgeable. For $5, one can keep the glass and can taste 7 wines--white, rose, semi-sweet, and red. Small crackers are provided and water to rinse out the glass, if needed. A tasting sheet is provided so notes and favorites can be written down. Bottles are available from $14-35.00. After the tasting, visitors can either eat/drink more or walk over the grounds. We were informed that cheese and other products would be a new offering in the near future, since the facility has barns, etc. available for housing the cows and supporting the new additional products.

Visited February 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“Rushed tasting, poor wine”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Oddly enough, the only tolerable wine as part of our "Premium Tasting" (the most expensive option) was the sweetest wine (and we are NOT sweet wine people) -- 2011 Petit Manseng. All of the other wines, particularly the reds, were too metallic and unbearably dry in taste -- so much so that you needed water immediately after a sip.

We would have had perhaps a semi-decent experience, poor wine aside, if the tasting hadn't been so rushed. We were in and out of the tasting in about 15 minutes. It was not relaxed. We felt more like part of an assembly line than treasured guests.

Visited November 2013
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Warwick, New York
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“Great Gem ~ nice way to spend a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Had a lovely wine tasting at the Chrysalis Vineyard over Thanksgiving weekend. Wines were great & server could not have been nicer. Bought some wine & promised we would be back!

Visited November 2013
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