Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins, Barboursville

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 380+ 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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  • I've been to numerous tasting rooms all across the country, and this one has to rank as one of the worst. I have never seen such a goofy 'system'. They wanted everyone to line up and wait, and then go...  read more »
  • It was nice to get away and visit a national rank winery. The service was fantastic. It was great we could sample every wine on the list. 
  • We went on a Friday at about 1:30 pm and decided to do the standard tasting room because the 1821 Library was not open yet. We walked up to the tasting station and were told to go pay at the cashier w...  read more »
  • 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.
  • The best wine in Central Virginia. They often have 18 wines to sample, and every single one is good, with a handful rising to exceptional. I am never disappointed. they have the most knowledgeable staff of all the wineries in the area. Bar none, my favorite vineyard.
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