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Philip Carter Winery of Virginia, Hume

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
As the Founding Family of American Wine, there are few places that can boast the depth of American wine history that Philip Carter Winery reflects. The family carries an historic legacy as producers of the first internationally recognized fine wines in America on October 20, 1762.

Located in Hume, Virginia, Philip Carter Winery is seated on 27 acres of rolling hills in the heart of America's Wine Country.
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  • There is plenty of space if you want to sit inside, but there is also quite a bit of outdoor seating too. This is one of the few wineries where you can get right up close to the grapes and see their v...  read more »
  • ...what else do you need? The prices were reasonable, lots of seating inside and out. But the story of the winery was very cool, and the staff was very accommodating. 
  • Really enjoy this place. The wines are good (particularly the rose) and the environment is very relaxing. Go there when they have music! 
  • The new manager, Evy, is awesome!!! Amazing hospitality and the 13 Chardonnay was deliciousđŸ˜‹
  • My boyfriend and I planned a new years trip to front royal to hike and do wine tastings. The only reason we gave this winery 2 stars was because he wine was pretty good. We have been to at least 30 vineyards in Virginia and this was by far the worst experience. We arrived at the tasting room and the woman who was doing our tasting came out to the tasting bar while she was on her phone and said to us, "what do you want?" She then rushed through each of the wines, mumbled their descriptions, and did not look at either myself or my boyfriend. She was texting in between our different wine samples. We were very disappointed by the experience since the wines were good. We probably will not go back.
  • Wow, where do I begin? After driving for an 1 hour and 30 minute from D.C., I expected to have the experience of a lifetime. To my surprise, my 1 hour tour would be dwindled into an 35-45 minute excursion. The tour was short lived when the tour guide took my party from the front door to the side of building where the tour ended. In his presentation he repeatedly said "to fast forward" as if we were in some sort of an rush. Thereafter, we were expeditiously whisked away into a private room for the wine tasting. Later joined by an couple who ironically was of the same ethnic minority group. In conclusion of the experience, we were directed to go to the front desk where we would received our baskets and to purchase wine. Here is where we witness a wine tasting that had none of our minority group present. In each basket there were to be a blanket for each person along with other ammintities. When asking " Where are rest of our blankets?" we were told to share one per two persons. Upon purchasing wine, a member of my party wanted to purchase a specialty wine. Her attempt was in vein when she was told "Only members can purchase this wine". She was never offered membership. In conclusion, I tried to make the best of my experience since I took the drive. Although I felt a sense of prejudice and hurry. It saddens me that I couldn't give a good review to my co-workers, family, and friends who knew of me embarking on the journey to the winery.
  • We had a lovely time at Philip Carter! The winery is tucked away in the middle of beautiful Virginia countryside. Dan was our pourer and he was so fun! I highly recommend chatting with him. He's knowledgable and very honest, which is refreshing to find in a wine pourer. The wine itself is some of the better wine we've found in Virginia. The whites are definitely on the sweeter side, but definitely would pair well with a cheese plate. Their reds are very Cab Franc heavy as that grows well in VA, and so that's an interesting change compared to the Cab Sauv heavy reds from California. Looked like they did tours and had live music, but we were there too early for any of that. Nice place that'd I'd definitely go back to.
  • Bypass this winery. Go around the corner to Winding Road cellars. Eric was friendly and knowledgeable at the tasting, but that was the only enjoyable part of the visit. Unless you intend to join their wine club you will not be treated well. I visit at least 15 wineries a year and have not had a bad experience until now. My 110 bottle wine cooler will not be housing any wines from here. Of the 9 wines I tasted only 1 scored above a 6. But even at that the treatment at the "checkout" was revolting.
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