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Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Afton
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Owner description: Cardinal Point is ideally situated within view of the Rockfish Gap, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Skyline Drive in Nelson County, Virginia. We take great pride in creating high quality, delicious, and food-friendly wines. But we take the most pleasure in creating wines that showcase our specific terroir, our winemaker's unique creativity, and put a smile on our customer's faces.
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go elsewhere...”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

My wife and I visited Cardinal Point vineyard since we make it a point to seek out the smaller vineyards when tasting wines. However, even we were surprised to fine the mess Cardinal Point was in when we arrived. The tasting area is quite small, and the employees were unfortunately quite rude during our tasting. During our entire tasting our pourer was humming music the entire time. When my wife and I asked for more information about the wines and the owner, we were brushed away and given irrelevant information.

All in all the experience was not enjoyable. Unfortunately, the quality of the wines did nothing to change the rating of this review.

Visited May 2012
Thank lyandoli24
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English first
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Tasty wines, unimpressive facility”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

A nice stop on the Route 151 wine tour. Good wines, but not much else there.

Visited October 2011
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Middletown, Maryland
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hip Spot”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

I had heard of Cardinal Point in the past, but didn't know much about their wine. I had an image of a large winery in my head, but was pleasantly surprised to find a very quaint, laid back tasting room playing Phish and occupied by a few employees and a couple dogs.

All of the wines were pretty good, with the Quattro and red blend as standouts. If you're looking for an unpretentious wine experience, you'll definitely want to check this place out.

Visited February 2012
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Mount Sidney, Virginia
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64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is a great winery and great people. It is a little out of the way but well worth the time!

Thank SBKimmel
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Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Friendly atmosphere, though a bit crowded”
Reviewed February 15, 2012

The staff was super friendly, and very attentive to only the three of us while tasting. It was a bit small and was quite crowded, although it was a Saturday. There was a group of children there that were scattered across the floor in the lounging area, which was a little frustrating to me. The wines were superb, as well as the chocolates! A great selection of gift items as well, including variety of magnets, woozies, stoppers, etc. Will be back in spring time for another visit!

Visited February 2012
Thank tbrown79
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