Morais Vineyards

Morais Vineyards, Bealeton: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Morais Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Morais Vineyards
12:00 PM - 6:00 AM
12:00 PM - 6:00 AM
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Evelyn P
8 contributions
Run Away
Oct 2021
While Morais is absolutely stunning, run away.
Communication prior to our wedding was amazing but when it came to our day everything fell through. Morais has pointed the fingers at everyone else and not taking any responsibility for their own actions. Morais makes you use one of their preferred catering and if you don't use them its an additional $1,000 fee. The catering team had issues on the day which they have acknowledged and since then tried to make it better with us. As a couple that had to postpone our wedding from 2020 and been planning since 2017 you would think they would be caring. Nope, their staff was short, unresponsive and did not hold up to items on our contract. During your tour they will discuss they make sure they do not have tasting room guest come and crash your wedding. Their staff member did not do their job until our day of coordinator ran around to find them and then they finally did their job. This was 10 minutes before we started walking down and about 4 minutes from when our timeline said it was suppose to start. Then they state you have access to the cellar for photos. When we walked down to the cellar there was machinery in the room blocking the cellar access for photos. Our videographer and photographer had to place their expensive equipment on the floor to physically move the items themselves. My husband was holding my dress up to make sure it did not get wine on it. The staff member from Morais did not move the items nor barely help instead just watched. This photo access was clearly stated in our timeline which Morais asked for multiple times prior to our wedding yet the area was not ready for us when we arrived. Then when everything is said and done about other items Morais has taken zero responsibility for anything and even charged us more money. They have willingly pointed the blame to every other vendor and stating they did so and so. Morais claims you dont have to purchase all the wine that you have selected, they were very happy to make sure all of it was placed in our car to be purchased even though 15 bottles of wine could have been returned. Morais ruined a day we can never recreate. Instead of being on a wedding high from the night before we spent the whole day search for my bridal bouquet that Morais and others on their own account choose to take out of the rental van and leave at the venue to be thrown away the next day. Morais's email told us it was in a rental car which it was not. The following day they send an email that we left florals in the venue and charged us $100. When we realized that someone had taken the florals out of our vehicle including my irreplaceable bridal bouquet we quickly asked them if the have thrown away my bouquet if it was part of what was left behind. They swore left and right it was not. Attached are photos of my bouquet and the bridesmaid bouquets and the glass vases they were in that they threw in the dumpster. My dear parents had to show up early in the morning to go through the dumpster since Morais took no responsibility of the poor communication. When Morais finally called me they did not apologize or acknowledge places they misspoke in their emails. They continued to be on the defensive and until the 5th time of pointing out one item they acknowledged their error. Morais is not compassionate and seems to only care about getting paid. The owner has been disrespectful to multiple members of our team that our own vendors are disappointed in the outcomes Morais has taken. Again the communication from Morais is horrendous when it comes to your big day happening. While the venue may be stunning, the headache and irreplaceable items are not worth the price tag Morais has placed on it. Find another venue that is willing to take your day seriously! The 10K + price tag on this venue can be better spent at another beautiful wedding venue in Virginia.
Written October 6, 2021
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania9 contributions
Beautiful Winery!
Oct 2020
Beautiful winery for the whole family- lots of room outside to spread out. We had a group of 12 and wanted to be outside and able to sit distanced from each other due to various extended family members' comfort levels. We reserved a spot in advance and had a wonderful place to sit under an arbor with two picnic tables. This was perfect for us to do a small birthday celebration and see family outside, enjoyed the wines, and we had four kids who enjoyed the playground equipment. Great wine slushies and place to spend an afternoon, especially if you're looking for a safer thing to do during COVID-19!
Written October 5, 2020
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Liza C
Fairfax, Virginia186 contributions
Beautiful place with good wines
Jul 2020 • Friends
At a friend’s recommendation, we decided to go and check this vineyard. It is just an hour’s drive from Fairfax, VA.
Due to COVID-19, you cannot tour the vineyard. With that said, you can still enjoy the grounds. They have enough space to practice social distancing. You are free to bring in your own food and enjoy the picnic grounds. There was a food truck when we were there - it was a Saturday, so no worries we if you did not bring any food.
I had a wine slushy and my husband got a glass of their featured wine of the month “Cherry Wine”. Our friends got the flight wine tasting - you choose 4 wines to try.
The staff was very friendly and since it’s our first time there, they took the time to explain about the winery and the type of wines they produce.
I highly recommend this place and can’t wait to be back and try their other wines.
Written August 2, 2020
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Silver Spring, MD2,964 contributions
Elegant Winery
Jan 2020
Wow! What an elegant place!

Morais oozes class. From the glass enclosures to the vaulted wood-beamed ceiling to the fountains.

Having tasted wines at numerous states and several countries – I have a rating system of 1-10. Ten being the highest. Not one of these wines rated below a 6, with most being in the 8 range. They’re good and the Touriga Nacional was amazing!!

Their Commendador is a highly recommended blend. The Cabernet Franc is a great price-point at $28 and would pair nicely with any strong or gamey meats.

Wines: Definitely try
Service: Friendly
Parking: Large paved lot

Would recommend: Highly
Would re-patronize: More than likely
Written February 12, 2020
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Tim J
Montclair, VA495 contributions
Great wine, great location
Jan 2020
We found this winery on our way home from Charlottesville. It is January so it was not very busy. The grounds and tasting room are both large and set up for a lot of people. It is obvious they welcome kids since they have a large outdoor ‘play ground’ set up. We partook in the Classic wine tasting which is 8 of their wines. They were all very good wines. We purchased a bottle of their Estate Reserve 2016 which was our favorite. At the tasting they provide you with a platter of some cheese, meats and chocolates to pair with the wines you are tasting.
Written January 5, 2020
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Andrew S
Rockville, MD98 contributions
A taste of Portugal in Mid-Northern Virginia
Jul 2019 • Friends
Morais Vineyards is a sumptuous location with several well-designed modern buildings and views of the vineyards. Besides the usual Virginia wines, Morais features wine from Portuguese grapes like Alvarinho, the Portuguese specialty vinho verde, the less known Jeropiga, and a delicious cherry wine. Service is friendly and attentive. One can purchase cheese and crackers to go with the wine. There is a chapel that would be a wonderful venue for a wedding.
Written July 16, 2019
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Chantilly, VA190 contributions
Morais Vineyard is a magical wedding venue!
Jun 2019 • Friends
This review is a review of Morais Vineyards as a wedding venue but we did our wine tasting for the event in the Morais wine tasting room and it is really nice. There are tables inside as well as outside and right next to a playground that I can attest my granddaughters had a blast playing at during our wedding event.

We held my daughter’s wedding at this beautiful venue in June of 2019. I just can’t say enough nice things about this venue and their team. Cathy Ricciardi is so sweet and was such a delight to work with. I could tell from each of my encounters with the Morais staff that they take enormous pride in their work and wish to show it in the best possible condition. The venue is beautiful inside and out and so well maintained. Where to begin.

The venue is custom made for a romantic fairy-tale wedding. The architecture is reminiscent of a grand Mediterranean villa which we love. Everything has been carefully selected to make a wedding and reception exceptional. There are just so many beautiful photo ops from intricate stonework, beautiful landscaping, fountain, lake, balconies, ornate turn of the century style greenhouse and other unique structures, and of course the vineyards. It is truly a photographer's dream. There is a very cool wine barrel room beneath the building that can be used for pictures and they turned out stunning. There is also a small but beautiful chapel.

The outside pergola where the ceremonies typically take place is a beautiful setting right in front of a lake. The only decor we added was a soft drape as nothing else was needed. The guests then retired to the beautiful bar and foyer area which spills outside to the courtyard with tables for the cocktail hour. There was more than ample room for our 150 guests to move about and mingle. There is plenty of parking and it close by.

The reception room is just Wow! We needed so little decor because the room is just so impressive by itself, decorated in a renaissance castle style. We had small lanterns on each table with greenery and flowers around them and that is all that was needed. The gold chairs added so much to the overall effect. I know it seems like a minor item but when you have 150 of them, nice chairs really make a difference in the overall appearance! There is a beautiful raised dais windowed alcove where the wedding ceremony can take place if weather dictates and it was so nice that we didn’t have to make the final decision regarding indoor vs outdoor until the day of. It took so much stress out of the process….we rehearsed for both and knew it would look good either way. The reception room leads out to beautiful balconies with tables for gathering and enjoying the views of the property. The bathrooms were very nice and there were enough of them that there was never the dreaded line that I have encountered at too many weddings.

The bridal suite is such an amazing addition to the property. We called it the little princess castle which is what it seemed like to our flower girls, We had seven bridesmaids, two flower girls, three mothers, a grandmother and a few other friends in there getting our hair and makeup done prior to the event and we had plenty of room for four hair/make up artists, a huge lunch spread and the photographer taking the getting ready photos. It has a beautiful quiet courtyard attached where anyone could go if they needed to gather their thoughts and grab some quiet moments. There is also a man cave in the main building where the gentlemen could get ready as well.

I really could go on all day about this stunning property and I didn’t get to see all of the features as it was a busy day for me as the MOB. I can just say it was worth every penny and I thought the price for renting the venue was very comparable to prices in this area with so many added benefits. And the Morais wine is great! I am adding some photos that were taken by our wonderful photographer that show what a beautiful place Morais is.
Written July 2, 2019
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San Antonio, TX135 contributions
Exceptional Vineyard for Families and Wine experts
May 2019 • Couples
I have never seen such a happy vineyard environment. Families and wine experts rub shoulders. Kids enjoy a great playground. A wonderful venue for weddings.
Written May 14, 2019
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Mechanicsville, MD4 contributions
Daughter's wedding
Nov 2018
Morais is a beautiful place, in a classic Portuguese style. The banquet hall is large, with an equally large commercial kitchen and a large, comfortable and attractive bar. The other rooms are equally attractive - bridal room, wine cellar, balcony, etc. The grounds are meticulously maintained and have a large winery and a small but pretty chapel. It's an excellent place for a wedding but a bit out of the way, about mid point between Culpepper and Warrenton VA. It worked for us though because we wanted to keep the number of guests attending the wedding down. Our daughter and son-in-law invited 300 and 180 attended - a good number because we weren't crowded. Again, it's a beautiful place that we would certainly use again if we had another daughter!
Written May 7, 2019
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Columbia, SC224 contributions
Beautiful Vineyard
Mar 2019 • Solo
Beautiful vineyard, friendly staff, great tasting, lovely atmosphere and energy. I look forward to returning during the warmer months.
Written March 21, 2019
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