Desert Rose Ranch & Winery

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Desert Rose Ranch & Winery

Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
4.5
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Bob and Linda Claymier are the owners of Desert Rose Ranch & Winery. They met as teenagers with Linda often visiting Bob where he grew up in the high desert country of eastern Oregon. Bob has been making wine for over 40 years and after an interesting career in the government (see R.E.D. from the wine list!) with much of it spent overseas in exotic locations and often dangerous assignments - they settled in Northern VA. Desert Rose Ranch & Winery was once a working cattle ranch (see Ole Moo Moo from the wine list!) and is still an operating horse operation which showcases several beautiful Arabian horses today. The winery opened in April of 2011 (April Fool's Day, of course!) and they are honored to be surrounded by some of the best vineyards and wineries in Virginia. Please come visit us and saddle up to the horseshoe tasting bar - we hope to see you 'round the ranch!
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Jason G
Baltimore, MD647 contributions
Tasty
Jul 2020
If you're a sweet white wine drinker as I am, I can tell you that their dessert wines are probably what you would drink on a daily basis, and I'm personally cool with that. Not hyper sweet, so definitely something you can drink whenever. The grounds are pretty and staff are friendly, so can't really ask for anything more than that.
Written July 27, 2020
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ssegarden
Virginia58 contributions
Good sangria
Jul 2020 • Family
I'm on the fence with Desert Rose. I really want to like it. Their peach sangria was delicious and the girls working there are some of the friendliest I've met. But we felt jilted by their stingy pours for the wine tasting flight which was $15.... not cheap. They advertise it as 2 ounce pours and while I think the tiny cup is 2 ounces, what we received was closer to 1 ounce. They did a good job of social distancing tables and cleaning after patrons. Also the employees were wearing their masks correctly, which was nice.
Written July 27, 2020
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1MilitaryMomof2
Fredericksburg, VA139 contributions
Comfortable Atmosphere and Good Wine
Mar 2020
Our first time here and first impression was definitely a good one. The tasting was enjoyable. Two of their selections, “Sparky” and “Wild Seed,” were our favorites. Would like to return when we have more time for a longer visit.
Written March 15, 2020
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We thank you for your visit and kind comments. We too look forward to your return. Regards Bob
Written March 16, 2020
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LFK1
Bethesda, MD201 contributions
Not the Same Experience as the Reviews
Sep 2019
We visited the winery on a beautiful day. The person who did our tasting was friendly and enthusiastic about the wines. The overall feel of the place was nice. Unfortunately, there wasn't really the warm and welcoming feeling others described. And importantly, after visiting 2 other wineries that day where we bought some wines we liked, we did not like any of these enough to buy a bottle. So, not a bad review, but not great either.
Written September 20, 2019
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We always strive to make each visitor have a positive memorable experience and regret when we fall short. We do appreciate the visit and the reviewer taking the time to place a comment which we will share with our staff. We do look forward to a return visit where we might have another shot. Regards Bob
Written September 21, 2019
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA970 contributions
Nice location and atmosphere
Sep 2019 • Friends
I liked the atmosphere of Desert Rose and the tasting had a couple wines I really enjoyed. However, the cheapest bottle was $26 - not the most expensive VA winery, but still a little pricey to me. I enjoyed chatting a little with the lady who did our tasting and looking around the tasting room. Overall it was very nice.
Written September 2, 2019
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We appreciate the visit and response. We do have some other wines that are less expensive but they are not always on the tasting menu. Regards Bob
Written September 21, 2019
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Keoni M
13 contributions
Makes You Feel at Home
Aug 2019 • Family
My wife and I have been coming here for a little over six years. This is one of our favorite wineries in the area. Cowboy Bob, Linda, and Allison are amazing hosts. They really make you feel at home when you stop in. Linda loves playing with our son and Bob loves to regale you with his wonderful adventures around the world. They truly are the best, and their wine is delicious. If you’re ever in the area, I highly suggest stopping in.
Written August 24, 2019
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Always an honor to have return visitors and we especially appreciate those that take the time to submit such a nice post as this. Regards (Cowboy) Bob
Written August 26, 2019
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Bill S
Winchester, VA96 contributions
The People Make the Difference
Jul 2019
This is one of the places we like to take visitors. The folks here are fantastic and very willing to share their "story" with you. This makes the difference for us because it makes it very real. Besides the wine is very good also. They don't have a lot of food items, just an assorted cheese and cracker tray - with and without meat. Be sure to ask about old Moo Moo.
Written August 13, 2019
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Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a very nice review. We appreciate your visit. Regards Bob
Written August 14, 2019
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Kristen A
Northern Virginia, VA3 contributions
Most fun winery ever
Jul 2019 • Business
If you're looking for great wine in a fun, laid-back atmosphere, Desert Rose is perfect for you! The owners are the most wonderful, down-to-earth people who take their wine seriously but not themselves. The tasting room has an eclectic décor with a western flair, showcasing the interesting lives the owners have lived prior to the winery. My husband and I own a small B&B nearby, and we recommend Desert Rose to all our guests :-)
Written July 26, 2019
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Much appreciated Kristen. We also highly recommend the Black Dog Farm Inn at Mt. Welby which is a beautiful country B&B with gorgeous views and great hospitality. How thankful we are to have such great supporting neighbors. Regards Bob
Written July 27, 2019
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Ducatibabe
Cheltenham, UK824 contributions
Family vineyard with lovely wines & a charity ethos - fab!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Lovely people, lovely place & great wine & chat too.
We had our lunch on the veranda in the sunshine & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Love the statue too..
Written July 24, 2019
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Thank you for your visit and do hope you will come again. Regards Bob
Written August 15, 2019
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Joseph K
Woodbridge, VA256 contributions
Unique atmosphere and quality wines
Jun 2019 • Couples
First time visit for a wine tasting. A unique setting that has to be experienced. Good tasting service and a wonderful tasting bar. Worth the trip.
Written June 24, 2019
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Hi Joseph - thanks for the visit and nice review. I hope you will be able to visit us again. Regards Bob
Written June 25, 2019
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