Horton Vineyards

Horton Vineyards, Gordonsville: Hours, Address, Horton Vineyards Reviews: 3.5/5

Horton Vineyards
3.5
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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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Horton Vineyards specializes in high quality Virginia wine. Varieties include Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Norton, Tannat, Petit Manseng, and much more. Visit for the largest variety offering in the area and an enthusiastic staff to help you find the wines you enjoy.
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3.5
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Sarah D
3 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Superb vineyard and tasting room. Kendall was my guide and he was so knowledgeable and accommodating. I did a custom tasting of 6 wines, 1oz portions. Kendall spoke about the grapes and the wine making process. He’s worked in everything from retail to the cellars. I loved everything I tried. They have it all, sweet to dry, port wines, sparkling wines. American and European styles. I believe you will be able to taste something fabulous that you never tried before.
Written May 29, 2022
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ITCountM
Stony Brook, NY180 contributions
Apr 2022
Attractive architecture, pristine kept established vineyard but the ground floor mostly a tasting room and sales site. Varity of wine choices available served in "sets of three". I found my three whites too dry and unpleasant to drink
Written May 3, 2022
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Karen Smith
2 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a beautiful award-winning winery in a lovely pastoral setting. The sommelier was friendly, helpful, and so welcoming! One of our party had a guest accidentally break a wine glass she had purchased some years ago and they found her a replacement! Service above and beyond. We got a bottle of delicious Niagra wine with some cheese straws and sat comfortably in the arbor enjoying the beautiful spring weather. We will definitely be back and cannot recommend this stop highly enough!
Written April 25, 2022
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Kate
Pocono Mountains Region, PA4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Delicious raspberry wine!! We had a great time!! I'm looking forward to going back when it's warmer.
Written February 5, 2022
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MJDTravels
Richmond, VA9 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Terrible terrible experience. Okay, so first, wine pourer smelled horrible. Sounds odd right? Was so weird for us too. Too many wines with so many labels and no consistency. If you’re in the area go for real wine. Skip this place.
Written August 14, 2021
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Kevin W
Altoona, AL234 contributions
May 2021
Looks and feels like a slice of Europe in Virginia. We love the setting. Staff was very friendly. They have a nice little sitting area up stairs that is quaint. The wines were very fine and prices affordable. They had something for every one wine wise...if you like Red, Desert, Sweet, etc.
Written June 11, 2021
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truthseeker41
58 contributions
May 2021
Horton Vineyards has an impressive looking building as you approach. COVID seems to have taken the wind out of this establishment. Staff presentation of the various wines for the flight sample was poor. Wine samples were put in clear plastic mini-cups and on a paper plate and labeled so poorly I didn't know which wine I was drinking. Wife got a "glass" of Dowager (Barrel Aged Rkats) served in a clear plastic cup. We both agreed it had a watered down, flavorless taste. The Stonecstle Red tasting in my flight was more to my liking.

Tasting is not permitted in the building due to COVID, but picnic tables are available on the lawn. Grape vines are readily accessible from the lawn and they appeared very well maintain. The leaves were dark green - is that a good thing?

We will not be back as there are better tasting experiences in the area.
Written May 12, 2021
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ECTraveler
Williamsburg, VA110 contributions
Dec 2020
Visited this winery for the first time during our most recent Charlottesville trip. The sign out front with the mileage to Napa was the best part. The potholes on the way up to the tasting room are sure to keep anyone with a low vehicle away. The tasting room was small in in disarray, with bottles of wine and stuff everywhere - not very welcoming or photographic. The lone woman behind the counter looked like she just rolled out of bed and wore her PJs to work that day. Ordered a flight and waited until she took orders from several others. Finally filled up a paper plate with bathroom Dixie cups and had to take them upstairs to the church hall. I call it that because it was folding tables and chairs strewn about. The wine was awful, didn't even finish it. One of the worst we've been to.
Written January 5, 2021
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tlynn63
Cincinnati, OH706 contributions
Oct 2020
Horton Vineyards has a lovely building with a beautiful tasting room. Picnic tables are outside and there is plenty of room to spread out. Our frustration came when we entered the tasting room. There were probably 20 people in there milling around, waiting for their tasting flights, and standing in line to order and there was one employee. We got in line hoping that was how we ordered a flight. We did not get a paper with the available wines until we got to the register and then we had to make a fast choice of which wines we wanted to taste out of a large list. The employee took a paper plate and with an ink pen and wrote our choices on the plate, we paid, and then waited with others. People kept coming in and getting in line and the register kept ringing, but those of us waiting for wines kept waiting. From the time we got in line until we got our wines was about 45 minutes. When we did get the wines it was the very smallest of a taste each in a small paper cup sitting on the paper plate name of the wine. We took it outside where it was rather windy and chilly. Because of COVID no tastings were done in the tasting room. People must really like some of their wines as plenty of people in line were buying bottles. The employee seemed to be efficient and she did not seem rushed but new people were coming in and getting in line and being taken care of while the rest of us waited.
Written November 8, 2020
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rtpana
Cary , NC389 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The Horton Tasting building is a pretty castle-like structure with several shady picnic tables outside. They make sooo many wines, including many fruit wines. The tastings are $6 for 5. The wine is served in little Dixie cups - we probably made the mistake of ordering dry-type wines which were weak and tasted the same. Maybe their sweet fruit wines were better.
Written October 4, 2020
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