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“Small Brewery, Decent Value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Corcoran Vineyards

Corcoran Vineyards
14635 Corkys Farm Lane, Waterford, VA 20197
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Waterford
Type: Wineries
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Aurora, Colorado
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“Small Brewery, Decent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

First visit to the Corcoran Brewery side of the vinyard/brewery after reading about it in the Washington Post. Quite a hike from Springfield, but very nice location out in the country after a small distance on a gravel road. They have a small a patio with about 10 tables, 3 or 4 with umbrellas, and Monk's bbq right there where you can get something to eat. Very nice, especially when the wx is nice. There is no place to sit inside the barn, just the counter where you order your beer, and a small shelf space inside where you can stand and sit a beer if you'd like. Check their Facebook for what they have on tap any given weekend. They also have a "regular" bathroom with flush toilet and sink, as well as a port-o-potty. Parking lot is just a gravel area with room for probably 30 cars or so. Real friendly folks, laid back, and small operation. Inside they have the normal t-shirts, etc for sale.

I tried the P-Ville Pale and Gray Ghost, $5 a pint - very good. Growlers are $19 I believe. You can also try a sampler of all the different beers they have on tap. Monk's served up pulled pork or chicken, brisket, ribs or pastrami when we were there. A sandwich was $8, a plate with one side (such as fritters, mac & cheese, fried pickles, home made chips, cole slaw, etc) was $10 (ribs were more), or you can get a plate with 2 or 3 meats for more. I hdad the pulled pork with salt & vinegar home made chips - pork was was excellent, chips were OK, not crispy like I prefer them but good flavor. They also have sodas to drink, or bottled water.

Nice relaxing setting, decent prices and very friendly folks at the brewery and Monks. Believe several establishments in the local area are planning to start carrying their beer soon if they don't already - Fire Works pizza, Tuscarora Mill, Magnolias at the Mill. Nice place for a change of pace.

Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“winery & brewery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Loved the place, the friendliness of the employees,the decorations just loved it. I loved their whites & reds. On the property they also have a brewery which was also great! Will definitely go back again

Visited July 2012
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Aldie, Virginia
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“Great beer and good tasting experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

For the price of a tasting, you definitely get large pours of everything on tap, as well as bar snacks and a tiny beer glass to take home. The Padawan Pumpkin Ale is awesome (better than Sam Adams Octoberfest) and the Corky's Irish Red is good too. We got a growler of each. The tasting room staff is very knowledgeable about the beers and eager to please.

The only downside is that it is only open for five hours on Saturdays, and there were a few flies in the tasting room, although everything appeared very sanitary.

This is a relatively close stop if you have been to the Purcellville Farmer's Market and need some beer to go with your cheese/chips & salsa/sausage (definitely get some sausage from Lothar). Corcoran Brewing is totally worth a stop!

Visited October 2011
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Chesapeake, VA
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“Awsome Winery and Brewery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

This was our 3 stop of the day and man was it worth it!!! The drive to the winery is just picture perfect and the wines and craft beers are very good as well. Staff super friendly and the guys found the brewery a nice change for the day! I would diffently return to both the winery and brewery. Both are worth a visit.

Visited November 2011
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“My favorite winery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

We met Lori and Jim Corcoran about 4 years ago in the tasting room that was at the time, being run out of the basement of their new home. We really enjoyed talking with them and were (pleasantly) surprised that ALL of their wines were not only very drinkable (they'd just opened) but actually really good!

The '04 Viognier was excellent. Their '06 Malbec is my current favorite and the Seyval Blanc is perfect for those sweet wine drinkers. Each year their wines grow more creative, complex and delicious.

The winery is now in a big new building. The setting is on a beautiful old farm with an original farm house and bar, a pond and views of rolling hills. And Jim, Lori and Corky are a lot of fun!

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