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“Great Place to Wind Down” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gold Cup Wine Bar

Gold Cup Wine Bar
500 N Pendleton St, Middleburg, VA
+1 540-687-3600
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Ranked #11 of 20 Restaurants in Middleburg
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Description: Located within Salamander Resort and Spa and open to the public. Small plates of Piedmont-inspired cuisine are paired to the selection of both featured Virginia wines and international selections, then served throughout the day and evening. Whether you enjoy wine by the glass or as a tasting flight as you converse with the visiting winemakers, you will leave our Gold Cup Wine Bar with a much better understanding of Virginia and Middleburg wine country history and why it has earned its place among best wine regions in the US.
Annapolis, MD
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Place to Wind Down”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a great afternoon exploring Middleburg and on our return to the Salamander Resort and Spa, stopped by the Wine Bar. We had eaten the night before at Goodstone and had decided to go "lite" with our dinner this evening. We actually stopped by just for a glass of wine before figuring out what we would do the rest of the evening, and ended up spending several hours here.

We had noticed from the evening before that the Wine Bar was a gathering place of sorts, and tonight was no different. Folks on vacation at this wonderful resort seem comfortable in their own skins and are exceeding friendly as is the resort staff.

The bar is classic "hunt club" theme, very comfortable seating all around, pool table in the back room, all of which give the space great ambiance. I was a little surprised at the limited wine selection from the bar menu, but they offered and brought the wine list from Harriman's. This actually didn't help because the restaurant's wine list had few bargains. I ended up choosing the CA cabernet which was very nice and not too pricey, $56. We ordered several appetizers over the course of two hours and they were all very good. Nothing I would pick out to rave about, but very good. The most fun was chatting with miscellaneous guests. I didn't see anyone not having fun.

So if you are staying at the Salamander or are just visiting Middleburg for the day, stop by the Gold Cup Wine Bar for a glass of your favorite grape and expect to have some fun and tasty food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Warm and appealing at the Salamander Resort & Spa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were there for dinner. The waiter suggested a sampling of three different wines. My husband chose one grouping and I another. Between us we had six wine goblets and enjoyed sampling each others as well as our own. This was fun. We enjoyed our dinner as well and intend to return. The staff was attentive and caring. Great atmosphere. We returned for breakfast and liked that as well.

Visited March 2014
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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Yum yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Delicious breakfast.. those pecan scones and maple pancakes to die for. Service was great and the manager Carlos Leon was so warm and helpful. He was very attentive.

Visited February 2014
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Forestville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Gold Cup Wine Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Good drinks, not water down. Friendly staff. Reasonably price snacks and light meals. The shrimp toast is yummy.

Visited March 2014
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Virginia
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“Really nice lunch experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Did a girls lunch at The Gold Cup Wine Bar. We really enjoyed walking around the beautiful Salamander Resort. The grounds are lovely and the interior design is gorgeous. I felt super comfortable there, the staff were all super nice and welcoming. We enjoyed wine flights at the Gold Cup Wine Bar- nice wine selection and the lunch was yummy. Really glad we made the trip- it was a very nice day trip from Fairfax County. I plan on going back in the spring, I bet the grounds will be beautiful.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GMatSalamander, General Manager at Gold Cup Wine Bar, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at The Gold Cup Wine Bar. We are truly thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope to have the pleasure of your company in the near future.
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