James River Cellars Winery, Glen Allen

3.9
#56 of 139 in Wineries in Virginia
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  • August 5, 2017
    My wife and I were in the Richmond/Glen Allen area in July and needed something to do on a Friday evening. The Party on the Patio turned out to be a good choice. I don't drink wine so I can't comment ...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    Happened upon this winery during our stay in Richmond and so glad we did! Particularly on a Friday night when they were having their Party on the Patio. The wine tasting was excellent and the employee...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    Visiting the area, my friend wanted me to try their Friday on the Patio event and their wine tasting. Admittance entrance at a good price, you can go with family and sit down to listed to music, enjoy...  more »
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  • March 29, 2017
    My wife and I were wine club members for a few years before moving to SC and we loved the wines at James River and visit every time we are in VA. However, the service on this trip was awful. After purchasing over a case of wine, we asked if we could borrow a knife to cut our cheese for our cheese and crackers and lady getting our classes said she would look. She came back and said "I did not see a knife in passing", so she did not get us one. In addition, apparently some of their bottles were missed labeled which I completely understand. However I did not check my case since the cashier boxed it up for me and as you can see in the image, I ordered 4 bottles of Rad Red (which is on the label), but the label actually says oops I'm actually Hanover Red. One would think the staff would be more cautious with mislabeled bottles. Update: The tasting room manager finally got in contact with me and is refunding us the cost of the incorrect bottle, but its still disappointing to not receive what you order in addition to the poor customer service.
  • April 29, 2017
    Good wine but staff (pretty stiff always asking for ID) and atmosphere (adjacent to an industrial highway and a driving range) give it a 3.
  • May 1, 2017
    Good Wine, Nice Patio. Great place to bring well behaved dogs!
  • September 3, 2016
    Went here for the Harvest Festival. Found a deal on Living Social, but I have to say it's worth the full price admission. Parking was organized and simple. The landscaping is intact and cozy, and makes for a nice place to sit and relax or walk around. Located on a busy road, but is far enough back that it doesn't interfere with your enjoyment. The tasting room is small, but there are table and chairs downstairs and upstairs, on a balcony, and in the garden/patio. The building has a cozy cottage feeling and beautiful wooden floors and stairs. Restrooms downstairs and upstairs, and were clean. Took a tour of the winery, then attended a winemaking 101 session with the owner Mitzi. She's such a delight to talk to and thoroughly enjoys this business. She knows the science behind it and that makes it easier to understand and helps you appreciate your tasting session even more. I'm not a big fan of reds, but I did like their Montpelier Blush. As a fan of whites, I did take home a bottle of their Hanover White. Such a clean, crisp taste that isn't overly sweet. I like how they involve their customers with tastings, pairings, and education in such a comfortable, relaxed environment.
  • March 8, 2017
    Love the wine and belong to their wine club. Great service and lovely atmosphere.

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