Williamsburg Winery

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Williamsburg Winery
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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With over 40 acres of vineyards, a bountiful on-site garden, a hotel and two restaurants, The Williamsburg Winery is more than just a Winery. Wessex Hundred, the 300 - acre farm that is home to The Williamsburg Winery, Wedmore Place, Café Provençal and The Gabriel Archer Tavern, offers an unforgettable wine and culinary experience in the heart of Colonial America.
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Rose E
Washington DC, DC59 contributions
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We only visited the 1619 Pavilion on this trip; several things were closed due to COVID-19.

The service was excellent; a server found us socially distanced seating in the pavilion, conveniently near the live musician (on Saturdays). We did three tasting flights: reds, whites, and sweets. There were there were three of us, and we were okay with sharing, so we were able to try twelve different wines for about $36. Flights, glasses, or bottles of wine available. Cider flights were unavailable at this location, but they did have two variety of cider (bottle only) for purchase.

Our favorites were both sweet wines: 2019 A Midsummer Night’s White and the 2018 Petite Fleur.

The pavilion is shaded, generous seating (high tops and some wicker chairs/couches), and has a well tended bar. Restrooms are a short walk nearby (less than 100 feet away in the main building).
Written September 4, 2020
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virginian9
Newport News, VA1,760 contributions
Stopped in on February 1, 2020 to do a wine tasting. (We have previously toured the winery and vineyard. You need reservations on-line for a tour.) You do not need reservations for a tasting. Two tasting options are available. We chose the "reserve." $15 per person...you pick seven wines off their list (a mix of white, red and dessert wines). Tasting is held in a large room and there were probably 30 people tasting at the same time as us....the servers are excellent though and you feel like you are having your own individual experience. We selected our 7 wines and with each pour, the server told us a bit of information about the wine. She didn't rush us (despite the room being full) and was very friendly. Took about an hour. (Room can be a little loud with so many people tasting...but focus on the wine, not the noise.) Wine sales are just outside the tasting room and they have a nice shop of wine gadgets/merchandise too. Very friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend Williamsburg Winery as worth a stop.
Written February 17, 2020
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Shawn H
Washington DC, DC275 contributions
We were staying at Wedmore Place and had a free wine tasting. The winery has established a nice, two-story wine open-air wine pavilion. Unfortunately, it was pretty busy and a bit understaffed - the host looked like he had his hands full. It took 20 minutes to seat us and there were a number of folks who were a bit tipsy and sometimes forgot a mask. We took the time to go to the wine store across the path. When we were seated, our particular seats in the pavilion were a bit awkwardly situated, underneath the staff bar and without a heater. Several of the other seating arrangements seemed like they would have been much more comfortable, with rocking chairs, dedicated heaters, and seats that faced one another. The wine tasting list seemed to have lots of interesting options and I hope we get to go again sometime to explore it in more detail and from a more comfortable perch.
Written December 23, 2020
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MountnBiker
MountnBiker41 contributions
Mediocre wine. If you think this is going to be a Napa-like experience, just forget it. Every red I sampled reminded me of bad, overpriced Italian wine. They all had an edge and a slightly acidic mouthfeel. It's the sort of wine you can buy at any shop in Europe for 4-5 €.

Add to the inferior wine offerings there is the incredibly rude, one could even say hostile, staff. Keep an eye out for that old woman with long, dark gray hair. She acts as though just seeing you is a burden and you don't deserve to be there.
Written March 12, 2022
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critter2000
300 contributions
My husband, daughter, and I haven't been to the actual Winery in about six months because the last time we visited, the service was less than great. We knew that tastings weren't being offered but were told we could get tastings. We tried to sit in the pavilion in order to enjoy the music and other activities that were going on however the only two tables that were available had only two chairs at them. There were chairs sitting to the side by themselves so my husband went to pull on over. He was told only two chairs could be at each table however, there were multiple tables with 3 and four people at them. After a little debate, we decided we would try and just go to the tavern. Upon leaving other guest told us they had been allowed to pull chairs up and that their tables only had two chairs at first too. We went to the tavern and just decided to get a glass of wine and a appetizer to share. After being charged almost 20.00 for about 5 bits of food, we paid our tab and left. We haven't been back since. We have visited the tasting room in merchant square twice and from now on this will be the place we go for Williamsburg wine. The reasoning is because the staff is much more friendly and we aren't treated like criminals when we are there.
Written May 5, 2021
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Thank you for reaching out about your experience. We were very strict about moving tables and chairs in order to keep the required social distancing both inside and outside at our Pavilion during the time of your visit six months ago. We were able to move some tables and not others in order to allow 6' between tables. I apologize if this was not well explained. The same situation was in place at our Tasting Room in Merchants Square, so if we had only two tables for two available at that location, we also would not have been able to move them together back in November. Since social distancing restrictions were lifted back in May, we are now allowed to move tables and chairs again as needed. I apologize that this experience did not meet your expectations, and we hope you will consider visiting again now that we are able to operate more normally.
Written July 4, 2021
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Dogwonder
San Antonio, TX17 contributions
We stopped by to visit ... and were very glad we did. For the two of us, we had a excellent tour and fun taste sample (7 wines) for a total of $30, tax included. You can also skip the tour and just do the wine samples, for approximately $10 to $15 per individual, depending on the wines you want to sample. I was really impressed with the wines! My only recommendations for visitors is to (1) call ahead, just to confirm the tour times, and (2) give yourself a little time to walk the grounds and and view some of the historic photos/items! Plan to budget around 2 to 2.5 hours.
Written January 17, 2020
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KAG39
Pittsburgh PA302 contributions
This was a last minute add on when another activity was a bust. You do need reservations to tour. You can not just show up to tour. But you can just walk in and do a tasting for a fee, they have a couple of different tastings from what I observed as we were waiting to take our tour. Connie was our guide, we were part of a 6 person group and it was very nice. It was nice to chat in general as well as ask Connie questions along the way. She was very informative and a hoot as we toured and tasted. I will warn you there is a set a circular stairs that you take to go to the cellar, you can access it other ways. So if you have difficulty with mobility, you may want to consider that part of the tour. We were able to go out into the vineyard near the buildings and that was a very interesting experience. We learned how they plant, care and grow the various grapes. The tasting experience was very enjoyable as we all sat around a table. They set up a little cheese, crackers and bread to pair with your wines. Connie gave us a few tips as far as tasting wines in general. It wasn't part of our original weekend plan but this was a very nice back up plan. There is a restaurant on site as well. So you can make a tour and lunch visit if you have the time as well.
Written January 28, 2020
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Chris
5 contributions
Couples
It’s a winery. Wines are just OK. The Jamestown spiced wine is really good but way overpriced. A much more economical wine (about half the price) that tastes very similar is “Witch’s Brew” available in many grocery stores.
Written January 21, 2020
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staceygraham
Ellijay, GA2 contributions
Couples
We Have always visited on our trips. This visit made us feel like second rate citizens. 97 plus temperature u and because we had a autistic adult the seated us outside on the second floor. Hard to climb and since she doesn’t drink it was miserable. The tastings inside were open and not crowded at all. Asked to be moved we were but told to stay over to the side not given a table. I’m afraid we won’t e back. We usually up a case or two on each trip. We left without any.
Written August 29, 2021
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leahlezanic
10 contributions
The wine was amazing and unique at Williamsburg Winery. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was a lively and inclusive environment, not overly intimate, but fun. Met a couple who drives all the way from Florida for no reason other than to get wine from Williamsburg Winery.
Written March 5, 2020
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Williamsburg Winery is open:
  • Sun - Fri 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM