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“Worth a Stop - Purchase the Picnic Lunch & Cool Your Heels”
Review of Gray Ghost Winery

Gray Ghost Winery
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

Gray Ghost is a very pleasant stop while doing the winery circuit in Virginia. We stopped for a tasting ($3 / person) and got to sip a healthy taste of 10 wines! The tasting area is very open and somewhat more contemporary than other wineries (gets a bit echo-y with the conversation of tasters when full), but the service was great and the experience was fantastic. We visited around 2pm on a busy Saturday.

I recommend purchasing the light "picnic lunch" (yes, it's slightly overpriced at $6 for cheese and crackers but it's a great way to spend an hour with a bottle and some snacks). The upstairs room has comfy chairs, books, and a patio overlooking the vines. The location right off the road isn't as traditionally "tuscan / Napa" inspired as other wineries, but we had a great time.

The Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, Ranger Reserve (Cab) and dessert wine (Adieu) were all must-purchase for us.

The winery also has several "wine inspired" gifts which are cute if you're shopping with a group or have wine lover friends / family.

Overall, even if you pop in only for the tasting, the 10 wines you get to enjoy are worth it! Gray Ghost is a neat and promising little winery in VA, looking forward to seeing more from them in the future.

The only recommendation I might have is for them to share more actively the history around the name - we had a dig around a bit to learn more about John S. Mosby.

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Reviewed May 1, 2011

We dropped by today on our way back home to Chesapeake after visiting wineries in the Front Royal/Middleburg area, and found the wine, facilities, and staff to be delightful. We were served by Cathy, who is a middle school teacher during the week, and who was very knowledgeable of the wines, and extremely personable. We left with with a bottle of dessert wine, and the stop (plus our lunch at Foti's in Culpeper) was the perfect ending to our NOVA getaway weekend. :)

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Reviewed September 5, 2009

My fiance and I went to Gray Ghost as our first stop on a tour of area vineyards. It was one of my favorite spots. They did a complimentary tasting (in celebration of Labor Day weekend), and Amy showed us around the vineyard because we had inquired about possibly renting the space for our wedding--even though they were very busy when we arrived. Their dessert wine was my favorite -- it was not syrup-y or too sweet. All of their wines had a nice balance of flavor. The family that owns the vineyard renovated the space after they bought it in the 80's. You can tell a lot of planning and care has gone into the winery, vineyards, and tasting room. The staff was warm and friendly and suggested other local vineyards to stop at later in the day. We planned our day out - so we were aware of the policies, hours, etc. If you go there with a large party - call ahead to make an appointment (this is true of most of the vineyards we visited -- and they were all busy, so I could understand why).

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Reviewed June 20, 2009

They have some wonderful wines on their tasting unique to the region and any wine lover should take a few minutes to stop.

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Reviewed September 28, 2008

Some friends and I stopped by yesterday (9/27) and were treated quite rudely. We showed up with 11 people, unaware of their phone ahead policy, and an employee told us the tastings were only $2 per person. As we gathered around the tasting bar, another employee told us it would be $10, and we were not allowed to split into smaller groups (we were the only ones there). When we responded that we felt it was unfair, her response in an extremely unprofessional manner was, "No, what's unfair is that you show up with 11 people at 4:30." I guess they didn't want us to buy any wine. Whatever happend to customer service?

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