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“The perfect honeymoon, or anytime, getaway spot.”

Sharp Rock Vineyards
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Sperryville
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Ft. Smith, AR
2 reviews
“The perfect honeymoon, or anytime, getaway spot.”
Reviewed December 1, 2009

We spent part of our honeymoon at Sharp Rock and had a wonderful time. This winery and B&B located next to Shenendoah National Park and at the foot of Old Rag Mountain was a great place to stay. We spent the mornings drinking coffee and eating fresh baked muffins on our private deck next to the Hughes River, the afternoons exploring the park (a must do for hikers is Old Rag Mountain, the trailhead is right down the road), and the evenings drinking great wine that's made right next door. The winery is located in pastoral Rappahannock county about ten minutes from downtown Sperryville which has a great cafe, pizza place and gourmet restaurant. The great hospitality along with the company of a few of the sweetest dogs around combined to make this vacation one we won't forget, we'll definitely be back.

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Baltimore, MD
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“Relaxing little weekend jaunt”
Reviewed July 17, 2009

Don't go there if you aren't a fan of dogs, because they have very big, sweet, friendly dogs sitting around the place. One of them (Bo) likes to hang out outside your cottage in the morning, hoping for some of the fruit or baked goods provided, which he definitely doesn't need. Jimm is very friendly and I feel guilty to see him constantly running around taking care of everything while relaxing at their place. The accommodations are not frilly, but they provide you with everything you need--toiletries, coffeemaker, snacks, reading material, games. The land is spectacular, the wines are good, and we took home many bottles to distribute back home.

My husband and I enjoyed our first stay at Sharp Rock, so the next time we went with another couple. We stayed in the cottage, where one couple stays downstairs and another stays upstairs, which saves you money if you split the cost. We usually end up enjoying Rappahannock County at the time of the World Series, when you can enjoy the beautiful foliage and crisp air of the Shenandoah Valley. There is also a nice little Apple Harvest Festival around that time. I am always amazed at how quiet it is down that way in Rappahannock County. While staying at Sharp Rock, there are many things to do that aren't too far, e.g., canoeing or kayaking, horseback riding, luray caverns. Check their website for their festival schedule where you can enjoy tasting wines while listening to live music on the vineyard. The well-attended festival was actually nice to break up the silence. I guess I have grown accustomed to city and suburban noise and can't take too much quiet :-) The good thing about this area is that there are many wineries in the area, so you can make the rounds at the various wineries, if you'd like, or stop by Little Washington with the famous (and very expensive) inn and restaurant on your way out.

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Baltimore, MD
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“Comfortable weekend retreat”
Reviewed January 19, 2009

My wife and I spent a couple of days at Sharp Rock Vineyards at the end of last September.
The setting is very peaceful. We stayed in the carriage house, which afforded us a great deal of privacy. We had a great time roaming around, watching folks crushing the grapes, playing with the dogs. It's one of those places where you feel really good after a few hours, and it stays with you as long as you're there.
For dinner, we went one night to Thornton River Grill in Sperryville. Now I could write an amazing review of that place. In a word, Wow. Kathy and Jim (the owners at Sharp Rock) can call in a reservation for you. The other night, we went to Culpepper (about 30 minutes away) and got some finger food from the grocery, then ate on the deck of the carriage house, which overlooks the creek below.
As for the wine: we think it's better than the average Virginia winery; we recommend the Viogner reserve and the Cabernet Franc, which are both Virginia specialties.
If you're a city person, remember that this is waaay out in the country, which means no cell phone reception, no TV, etc.
Overall, just a nice, comfortable place that's friendly and inviting. We'll be back.

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Baltimore, MD
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“Lovely setting, decent wines”
Reviewed November 3, 2008

Lovely ride out to this winery and B&B. Tasted 5 wines. Some good, some not so. The person was very helpful and engaging. Setting is very nice, including the friendly dogs roaming the grounds.

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