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“Great new winery”

The Winery at Bull Run
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Centreville
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Owner description: Cradled in the foothills of the Bull Run Mountains, adjacent to over 5,000 countryside acres of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, you'll find our historic property specializing in artisanal wine tasting experiences. The Winery at Bull Run transports you to the 1800s in an authentic Virginia farm setting that values American history and hospitality. Visit us and enjoy the cultural heritage of a Virginia past and the award-winning wines of the present. As the closest winery to Washington, D.C., we are conveniently located in Fairfax County, Virginia, less than a half hour from DC and only 2 miles off Interstate 66.
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Finding this little gem is somewhat difficult-if you're heading north on Rte. 29-do not stop at the MNB park sign before the light at Sudley. Head a bit further until you go to the last MNB sign on your left and it will be about 10 feet north of that. If you hit the quarry, you've passed it.
I went on a Thursday with one of my friends using the Living Social voucher. It was a bit busy even on a weekday at 11:30. However, the pourers were very nice and knowledgeable. The winemaker is Chris Pearmund who until recently owned and was the chief winemaker for La Grange (which has since fallen off the rails a bit in service-although the wines are still good as Chris made them). The wines here are a bit similar to the ones he formerly made at La Grange. The "Delaney"-named for his daughter is similar to the Cuvee Blanc but a tad bit sweeter, the Voignier was delicious but they had one bottle to sell which my friend picked up. The Petit Manseng was just opened and we were able to sample some but it was not for sale. The Rose is in the French style and is dry.
The Reds were the Cab Franc which was fine and the Merlot which I purchased. They also offer an Port style wine in the vein of the old Snort from La Grange called "Fort". This wine did not seem to be quite as heavy as the old Snort, so I purchased one of those as well.
The grounds contain the ruins of an old home which burned in the late 80's. They have food you can pre-order from their website the day before your arrival if you would like. They do have some food for purchase (cheeses, spreads, etc.) and tables inside, outside on a large porch, in the ruins and on the lawn. They also have a "no pet" policy which for those of us who are tired of other people's pets traipsing through their picnic foods while the owners chuckle that it's so cute (kind of like the parents of obnoxious children who in fine dining establishments think it's adorable that their brats scream, yell and through food). I am sure this will put off some pet owners but having had two recent run ins with pets who decided my sandwich would be good for them, I am sorry.
Overall, I think this winery is well on it's way to being a great stop on a Virginia Wine Tour. It is now the closest winery to DC. I will be going again next Saturday with a group of friends. We can't wait.

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Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is a relaxing and laid back winery. None of that frou-frou stuff you can find at other wineries. Have a tasting, order some food, sit on the porch and chat with fellow oenophiles. Or simply chill and watch the horses in the nearby field while listening to some really wonderful music!

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