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Address: 11008 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059-1904
Phone Number: +1 804-550-7516
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We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of...

We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of Richmond VA. A refreshing change from the ordinary! Our staff serves a tasting of wines from whites to delicious reds and dessert wines in a tranquil country setting. Enjoy a picnic on our beautifully landscaped patio or capture the view from the terrace. James Batterson, winemaker, creates all wines from Virginia grown grapes.

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We've enjoyed visiting this winery several times now. They aren't a large place but still a nice one to stop in. We always make a purchase here!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 24, 2016
micheleboys
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, people were lined up three deep waiting for a space at the tasting bar. Once we were finally able to get to the bar to have our tasting we enjoyed the variety of wines but felt rushed because there were still so many people waiting. They have plenty of room in... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Small winery but a huge tasting selection. We tasted 14 wines! Their santa red is a spice wine and it's amazing!! Biggest selection of wines I've tasted at a winery! Their hunters white is amazing too.

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Thank Terri W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and very knowledgeable staff. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful selections. Certainly a hidden gem in the city. Enjoy the sweet reds!

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Merida, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Went out for a special wine and cheese tasting. $10, per person, reasonable. The cheeses were the best part. Some of the wines were not bad, but I probably wouldn't purchase them for home use. I did enjoy a few of the wines, but there are just other things I far prefer. Cute lawn where you can bring a snack... More 

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Virginia
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102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Located on a busy road, but is far enough back that it doesn't interfere with your enjoyment. The tasting room is small, but there are table and chairs downstairs and upstairs, on a balcony, and in the garden/patio. The building has a cozy cottage feeling and beautiful wooden floors and stairs. Restrooms downstairs and upstairs, and were clean. Took a... More 

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Thank Emily S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We were visiting from out of state and excited to see a winery with music on a Friday night. The venue is very pretty but then it goes downhill from there. We stood in a long line to get in, were given a paper bracelet and told to go back the path. When we got to the back lot, there... More 

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WineCellars, Public Relations Manager at James River Cellars Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We deeply apologize for your experience, and want to assure you that steps have been taken to resolve these issues. I'd like to thank you for bringing the volunteer situation to our attention - we are working on improving our training, so that these experiences never... More 

VA
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed visiting this winery several times now. They aren't a large place but still a nice one to stop in. We always make a purchase here!

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Thank micheleboys
Virginia
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88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Need something a.little different to get your fun on? Frdiays at James.River Cellars is a great altenative tonthe mundane bar scene Bring your chair and sit undernthe Stars ehilenaipping wine and snacking on a decent variety of food cart items James River Cellars offers pretty food Virginia wine in a very cool environment. They have tents and tables but we... More 

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Philadelphia
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: Over 13 wines made up their tasting which was inexpensive ($5). Cute place and the wines are pretty good! Stopped here after we read about them on Trip Advisor. We found it to be a nice tasting experience. Really enjoyed the Chardonel (and like the history behind this one. Chardonnay + Cornell = Chardonel!). Also liked the Meritage.... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Friday nights on the patio is great. $10 for drinkers, $5 for non drinkers. You get your glass and taste the 7/8 wines they have out that night. It all takes place at the back of the property that has a picnic lawn and an undercover tent should you need cover or not have your chairs. There is usually a... More 

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