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“Relaxing Afternoon”

Chrysalis Vineyards
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I visited Chrysalis on a Sunday afternoon. Their tasting room is very small, so on the weekends, they have several areas set up in their barrel room for tastings that run every 15 minutes. When we went for our tasting, we saw several large groups, but our group was only two couples. Tom took care of us and he was very knowledgeable of the history of the winery and the wines. We tasted eight wines in about 45 minutes. Afterward, we went back to the tasting room and purchased cheese, salami, French baguette and bottle of wine for a picnic. Since it was cold outside, we waited for a table to free up inside. It was a very relaxing afternoon.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We've been to Chrysalis several times over the last few years. The grounds are very nice and we usually have a good time at the tasting. Our experience with the tastings is that they are quite long. Probably owing to the long list of wines for tasting and, if they didn't take a long time most folks would have had too much wine just from the tasting. (unless you are a confirmed spitter and dumper, but I haven't seen too much of that at Virginia wineries).

The wines are good. To our experience, they aren't remarkable or great as some Virginia wines are. We do usually find a wine that is good enough to enjoy while taking in the grounds and some food and just enjoying the atmosphere. I know some people are commenting on the kiddie area. We view this area as a positive rather than a negative. We have kids, we didn't bring them and we wish you didn't either. But since you did, it nice that there is a way for us to not have to experience a day at the winery with your children. We like the grill too and actually came well enough prepared once to cook on it. It worked very well and we enjoyed a special treat on our day out.

Thank Tuirc
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We got off work early on a Friday afternoon and decided to take a drive in the country and hit a winery or two. We had been to Chrysalis in the summer--live music, community barbeque grill, lots of patio space, several wine tasting areas outdoors, picnic tables, nice views.

We did a tasting ($10 each) of the regular wines including their "big reds." Our server was a young girl who gave the deadpan description of each wine, clearly bored, and never asked us a single question to engage us in conversation. Where you from? Do you like this wine? Nada.

Although we're not wine snobs (we have an open mind about trying wines from around the world) we know that Virginia wines are just not that darn good. The winery scene is growing, the quality is improving as they continue to find grapes that stand up to less than ideal growing conditions compared to California, Australia, Europe, Chile, and Argentina. I say wine scene, since visiting wineries is now a big tourist thing in the summer, including renting limos and vans for touring around to several wineries, often batchelorette themed.

I'm sorry but a $29 Viogner and a "big red" for $35, better compare to some CA offerings available locally, or we're just not buying.

Also, Chrysalis doesn't have any indoor tables, or even an outdoor space with gas heaters. So, after our tasting, we just walked outside, looked at the view and left.

Thank WineloverVirginia
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

The scenery is absolutely beautiful and they seem to do a nice job of timing the tastings so there's always one about to start. The person running the tasting was knowledgable and responsive to questions. The wine didn't really do it for me (the Sarah porch wines in particular were much to sweet) but it was a nice day with good friends in a lovely setting so I can't complain too much :D

Thank ktrixie
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Best wines and best prices we found. The only winery that gave us a souvenir glass and a bag for our wine.

Thank prchrmom
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