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Cobbler Mountain Cellars, Delaplane

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Cobbler Mountain~ Home to the "Little Winery That Could"~ is where the fairies live in big poplar trees, children run barefoot to Thumb Run Creek and stories of the wise Grandfathers and kind Grandmothers are shared around the Grand Fire Circle at the foot of the forest. A legendary dreamer, Grandfather McCarthy, discovered Big Cobbler Mountain in 1959. His love of creatures and exploring has been preserved and passed down to his children and grandchildren. Come hike a wooded trail. Open a bottle of imagination. Sip handcrafted wines with the makers. Find a little fantasy under the old apple tree. Who knows who you will meet along the way?
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  • Remote location but convenient location to venture away from the hectic city. The property is beautiful and arranged with outdoor sitting areas. Inside, is quaint and inviting. I'm not big on cider bu...  more »
  • What an amazing place hidden in the back country of Virginia. Beautiful setting. Family, kids, animal friendly. The cider tasting is reasonable priced. The server was knowledgeable, friendly and fanta...  more »
  • Cobbler mtn has good cider and a beautiful tasting room (and location), but the cider is rather pricey. It's nice that they serve both wine and cider if you have a picky group, but the cider tasting b...  more »
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  • Family-friendly cidery and winery. The wine tasting room has a little playroom nook under the stairs. Dogs are welcome, too. We did the cider tasting then played checkers while we drank a glass of cider. They had maybe 10 ciders on tap. One of the owners was doing our tasting so she was able to answer all our questions. It's definitely off the beaten path... and up a mountain. There's an open yard with tables and chairs to have a picnic lunch.
  • We went there for the ciders, which is the main subject of this review. Unless you like super-sweet, syrupy, over-flavored ciders--of which there are a dozen or so to choose from--there are really only two worth mentioning: The "Mountain Top Hop" (which is a pleasant, off-dry, lightly hopped cider I rank among my favorites) and the "Traditional Jeffersonian"--an 'only apples' traditional cider in the style of Thomas Jefferson. My chief complaints are the customer service and the ambiguous, poorly-disclosed pricing structure. The staff were pushy and impersonal, which I could have overlooked. However, it turns out the advertised "case discount" I specifically asked for when ordering was ignored, and instead I was delivered a case of 24, 12-oz bottles that were not discounted. Turns out the florescent-yellow advertisement touting the case discount only applied to 25-oz bottles--although not stated anywhere. The total price for the 12-oz case was over $120 dollars! That's the equivalent of $30 per six-pack!!! For comparison, Bold Rock IPA runs $10 per six pack. So, unless you're just looking for an expensive, 300%-markup, somewhat aggravating day out, I suggest you run down the road to Flint Hill and order a pint of Cobbler Mountain on draft at the wonderful Griffin Tavern and restaurant. The food and atmosphere are amazing, and you will pay a reasonable price for fresh draft of Cobbler Mountain cider. For the record, I do not work for nor have a stake in the Griffin Tavern. I'm just a huge fan.
  • A great experience! They have two wines: a white "fizzy" Vidal Blanc and a Petit Verdot. But the best reason to go here is the ciders. These are not heavy beer type ciders but light fruity ciders. We were greeted first by their pooch, Corky. Then the owners daughter and her cousin. In addition to the wine and cider tastings, we tried the sangrias they had just thrown together that day. We were hooked. After getting the recipes, we took home all the wine and ciders needed to make a couple of batches. Beautiful grounds, a little creek area to explore, pet and children friendly, very friendly staff. Well worth going out of your way for. Just like little excursions in Ireland.
  • The ciders were delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Cobbler Mountain was a great stop on our winery/cider tour. Highly recommended.
  • Drinking the honey hard cider right now. Outstanding!!!! Wife doesn't even like cider much but likes this. Also recommend blue bee in Richmond!

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