Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, Barboursville

(4.1/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Sitting among rolling hills next to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins offers tastings of some of Virginia's highest-quality wines. Sample some of the 21 types of wine available in either the tasting room, which provides the largest selection of different vintages, or in Library 1821, which features older vintages and food pairings. You can join a tour of the wine-making facilities that recounts the estate's history too. Beyond the 51 ha (126 acres) of vineyards sit the ruins of one of President Thomas Jefferson's mansions, which you are free to explore. The schedules for tastings and tours vary, so be sure the experience you're looking for is available when you plan to visit. Put Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins and other Barboursville attractions into our Barboursville travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great wine , friendly staff who really know the vineyard and the style of wine produced. Bought several bottles to bring home with us. Will go back and visit the ruins in the future Had lunch at their...  more »
  • This is a great vineyard to visit, however I do not recommend a visit on a weekend, as it gets very crowed. We live close and have taken my people here, but have learned to stay away from Saturday's o...  more »
  • This is one of the biggest, and best known vineyards in Virginia. That being said, I'm sure it's a great place for a first wine tasting. They have a huge varietal of wines that are easy to drink as a ...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery to enjoy a glass of wine with. Not as fun as other wineries I've been too however they make the guest areas chock full of items to peruse over while you wander. The wine servers are incredibly knowledgeable on their selection of wines and the wine making process adding to the ambiance. Wine tasted ok, nothing spectacular but still good.
  • Library tasting a little expensive but worth every penny! Loved the provision of separate glasses for each sample. Bread and cheese plate an excellent complement to wine
  • Adored this place. It was such a lovely drive from our place near lake Anna. It is a large place that sits up on a hill. There is plenty of parking. They were very busy when we arrived. The gal at the front desk noted that what we see is actually slow for them. I tasted over 20 wines. The individuals pouring the samples were friendly and knowledgeable. I ended up buying a bottle of their Cabernet Franc 2013. It has to be the best wine I have had in years. I also got a glass "to go". We drove down the hill to the ruins and walked around. It was a wonderful visit. Oh they have a patio but a group of 20 something females insisted on saying the word, "like" several times per sentence so we walked from that area.
  • We went to Barboursville Vineyards with great expectations. After all, it is the oldest vineyard in Virginia and its wines have won many awards. Unfortunately, it did not live up to its hype. When we walked in, the tasting room was a chaotic assemblage of tasting counters. There was no plan or coordination; you just found a line and waited until your turn. The staff pouring the wine went through a canned script that sounded impressive but when we started asking questions, they had no idea what they were pouring. There were many wines to try for our $7.00 tasting package but none were memorable. When we asked about their award winning wines, we were told they were not included in the $7.00 tasting and we would have to buy the $40.00 tasting to try them. If you are looking for a low cost experience to taste a lot of wines, this is your place. If you want to spend a leisurely time tasting great wines with assistance from knowledgeable staff, go someplace else.
  • Best bang for your buck tasting. Try about 20 wines! Beautiful views