Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins

Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins: Hours, Address, Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins Reviews: 4.5/5

Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins

Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Popular vineyard in Orange Country, Virginia that offers wine-tasting.
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bandmandan
Oil City, PA33 contributions
Great tasting experience.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Of the many wineries my wife and I visited during our drive through Charlottesville Wine Country, the tasting experience at Barboursville Vineyards was the best. Guests were able to select the wines they wanted to sample and didn’t have a pre-determined flight. This was very important (to us) to be able to select what we would like to taste given most tastings are are $12-$18. Kudos to Barboursville for letting the customer choose! The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They have several options on how you would like to experience your tasting. I highly recommend a stop. Put Barboursville at the top of your list.
Written June 17, 2021
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bmanpennsylvania
Pennsylvania136 contributions
Beautiful vistas. Wines are just fair
Jun 2021
First the positives — the grounds and views are absolutely gorgeous. The staff is very nice and quite accommodating.

The wines were just ok in our opinion. Nothing remarkable to our taste - until you got to the well aged Octogon. The other Library wines were fair. We stayed with the Reds and had one glass of the Rose sparkling brut.

Also — the person who was actually pouring the wines (we were seated at a table - not at the bar) must have gotten quite overwhelmed as it took almost 30 minutes for us to receive our flights. By then, we had devoured the cheese board that we had ordered.

The server kept coming by and apologizing. It clearly was not her fault.
Written June 12, 2021
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Lisa D
Bar Harbor, ME41 contributions
You won’t be disappointed.
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had an absolutely delightful afternoon here. We enjoyed four of the library wines (blanc de blanc. Viognier, cab franc and Goodlow Mountain) and they were excellent. We also had the cheese charcuterie and enjoyed that as well. The views were great and so was the service. We plan to come back in the Fall and try the restaurant.
Written June 10, 2021
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Jennifer B
Cranford, NJ106 contributions
The Library...
Jun 2021 • Couples
We made a quick pitstop to this vineyard and the service was impeccable and the wine was delicious. I actually purchased the most wines from this vineyard.
Written June 6, 2021
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bubba3122
York, PA173 contributions
Reserve wines were OK. Go for the Octagon and Petit Verdot.
Apr 2021
This was the best stop of all of the wineries we visited. The people were friendly and the tastings are well organized. I tried the "normal" tastings and I was invited to sample the Octagon - which was the main wine I wanted to try after reviewing the online ratings. I also tried the Petit Verdot based upon the recommendation of the staff. The Octagon and the Petit Verdot - though young - were the best of the wines. However, both need to mature a while longer.
Written April 20, 2021
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Jim S
Midlothian, Virginia3 contributions
Poor Customer Service
Apr 2021
This by far one of our favorite vineyards, but on our visit yesterday we were "very disappointed" in the way they are handling seating in the Library and outdoor area. We arrive and find that there are not seats available, which is totally understandable. We were told to come back in 15 minutes and see if anything has opened up. We asked if we can put our name in and were told no, you just have to check back later. The issue is people continue to walk up to the check-in, so you are in a position where people that come in 10 minutes or so after you then get a seat while you were their 1st waiting. You are not allowed to wait near the check-in which again is understandable, but you should take names of people in the order they have arrived to be seated. Tables are also limited because the wine tours get first seating, but it is really poor customer service to tell people to come back in 15 minutes only to find new people, which are not part of the wine tours, at tables that got a table 5 minutes after you attempted to get one and were turned away and told to come back.
Written April 19, 2021
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Petch
Toano, VA34 contributions
A Gem Hiding in Charlottesville Area
Dec 2020
I've been to Charlottesville several times and never really considered this winery until our most recent trip. It was fantastic in every way and definitely exceeded my expectations, especially during Covid. Beautiful entrance and rooms, great Covid protocols, loved that we were able to pick our flights by single wines and that they were served in crystal glasses. The charcuterie tray was amazing in the Library! We sat where we could overlook the ruins, then we walked over to see them up close. We definitely will be returning and making this a regular stop!
Written January 5, 2021
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Eronel
32 contributions
Beautifully landscaped vineyards!
Nov 2020
Shall I say we left with 5 bottles of wine!!! The wine tasting experience at the “library” was a socially-distanced, regular and consistent cleaning and all servers were masked (covering nose and mouth) and welcomed the appropriate number of wine lovers on a beautiful autumn day! The ruins were roped off, but presented a stark history lesson for visitors from all over the US (judging from the diversity in license plates). Merlot Reserve 2014; Fiano Reserve 2018, are just a couple of our favorite tastings... In VA, where wineries literally fall off the trees in their abundance, Barboursville Vineyards provided distinct flavor profiles that wine lovers everywhere will embrace and add it to their “must visit” Charlottesville vineyard. Come for the ambiance, stay for the wines!
Written November 22, 2020
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basreview
Ruther Glen, VA21 contributions
Lovely and Great Wine
Nov 2020 • Friends
It’s been a long time since I was last at Barboursville Vineyards. They now have 2 good sized, Covid-friendly outdoor deck areas for seating. The indoor restaurant is also quite nice, including the automated wine tasting bar.

Had the pleasure of drinking a lovely Sauvignon Blanc. We also ordered their sandwiches, to eat outside on the deck. A beautiful site for a wedding.

Fair amount of parking and friendly staff. Hope to return again in the cooler months to have some of their red offerings.
Written November 9, 2020
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Ura
55 contributions
Great VA wine experience
Nov 2020 • Couples
Great representation of VA wine, much more so than my last visit in 2012. I was very excited about their Italian varietals. We enjoyed all three tasting menu and it was wonderful! The service at the Library was mediocre. It was hard to catch our server.
Written November 6, 2020
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