Top Virginia Wineries



Updated 5/23/2017

On a quest to discover Virginia's best wineries, we have visited and reviewed more than sixty Virginia wineries during the last three years. The wineries listed below received our independent reviewers', and our users', highest ratings and are, in our opinion, Virginia's premier wine tasting destinations. The visitor ratings are divided into three sections: overall experience, service, and view/ambiance.

In addition to receiving accolades from visitors, wineries in Virginia continue to receive high scores for their wines from professional wine critics. The second section of this article lists the Virginia wineries that have produced the state's highest rated and most awarded wines over the last several vintages.


Highest Rated Virginia Wineries


Overall Experience (map view)


Ankida Ridge Vineyards

Amherst, VA
This is one winery that must be seen in person. ~Brian Yost
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Potomac Point Winery

(2 for 1 Classic Tasting Virginia Wine Pass)
Stafford, VA
My wife and I make weekly trips to this winery for the wonderful wines and great food. Potomac Point Winery is our favorite of all the Virginia winery's we have visited. ~fmedina
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Villa Appalaccia Winery

Floyd, VA
So let's see… beautiful venue, great wine and an excellent experience. Check, check and double check. This seems like a no-brainer. If you're anywhere near this part of Virginia, make the stop. ~Brian Yost
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White Hall Vineyards

Crozet, VA
My visits to the tasting room over the years have all been positive. The staff is perennially well-trained and capable of educating visitors. In addition, they are typically able to speak in broad terms about the winery and the industry in general. This, coupled with the quality of the wine, makes a visit to White Hall an absolutely first-class experience. There are many really great wineries in Central Virginia. White Hall certainly ranks among them. If you have plans to visit the region, this is a winery that should definitely be on your short list. ~Brian Yost
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Arterra Wines

Delaplane, VA
Making high quality wine as their estate vineyard develops, Arterra is a model for new wineries. If you are in the Delaplane area, or really anywhere in Northern Virginia, you need to visit Arterra. There is truly something special happening at this new winery on Leeds Manor Road. ~Anthony Marocco
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Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville, VA
I have to say, that if you were only going to visit one winery in the state, this would be the one. ~Brian Yost
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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

(2 for 1 tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Hamilton, VA
The staff was exceptional - not to mention the place was hosting 2 separate birthday parties this Saturday along with the regular Saturday traffic. The owner was accessible and staff was very knowledgeable. Can I say anything more? Oh yeah, the wines rocked! ~Richard Rynders
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Cave Ridge Vineyard

Mt. Jackson, VA
If you're anywhere near the Shenandoah Valley, I definitely recommend you visit Cave Ridge. ~Jim Finley
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Cedar Creek Winery

Star Tannery, VA
There are a few wineries in Virginia that have raised the bar for other winemakers. They are producing one or more wines of such quality that it actually defines what is possible for a particular varietal. Cedar Creek Winery is one of these. ~Brian Yost
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Creek's Edge Winery

Lovettsville, VA
Overall, this estate is founded on a sense of place. Spencer told me that local wood was used in construction and that they work with Taylorsville Historical Society when they can for consistency and consideration. The winery vinifies local grapes when possible, particularly Chambourcin. A sense of place, in rural Virginia, signifies a sense of history too, and historic barn on the property is pre-Civil war era. All of this makes a visit to Creek’s Edge Winery a worthwhile stop, not only for a glass of wine and good conversation, but to gain a feeling for Loudon County and all it has to offer. ~Jill Barth
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CrossKeys Vineyards

(15% off the purchase of a case with Virginia Wine Pass)
Crawford, VA
This winery should be on everyone's watch list. The quality of the wine and the beauty of the venue intersect to make CrossKeys a must-see winery. ~Brian Yost
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Crushed Cellars

Purcellville, VA
Whether you are starting your trip, stopping mid-way, or ending your wine tasting day, Crushed Cellars is a must-stop. ~Richard Rynders
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DelFosse Vineyards

(15% off the purchase of 3 or more bottles with Virginia Wine Pass)
Faber, VA
There are many things that keep me going back the DelFosse, but chief among them is the wine. ~Brian Yost
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Doukenie Winery

Hillsboro, VA
No matter what time of year, Doukenie presents a wonderful experience for the wine novice as well as the connoisseur. This is one Loudon County winery that should be on everyone’s “must visit” list. ~Rich Rynders
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Hiddencroft Vineyards

(10% off bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Lovettsville, VA
I'm sure I would have eventually visited Hiddencroft as I crisscross the state exploring wineries. I'm just glad that I discovered it sooner rather than later…This is the kind of discovery that always excites me. These little wine-tasting adventures occasionally yield a real gem and this was one of them. ~Brian Yost
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Hunting Creek Vineyards

Clover, VA
I walked away feeling like Hunting Creek was a great discovery. The quality of the wine was just over the top and the log cabin tasting room was such an inviting place to taste the offerings. I must submit that you can't seriously Virginia wine without a visit to this part of the state. Furthermore, if I were going to send you to just one winery in the Southern Region, this would be the one. The wine is a serious draw and those wines can't be found outside the tasting room. Don't take my word for it. I urge you to check it out. ~Brian Yost
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Jacey Vineyards

(2 for 1 tastings + 10% off bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Heathsville, VA
OK, this winery may not be the easiest to find, but believe me when I say it is well worth the search. Tucked among the backroads of the Northern neck, Jacey was a delight! ~Richard Rynders
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Jefferson Vineyards

Charlottesville, VA
Visit this winery, buy these wines, and do your part to move Virginia wine forward. ~James Houston
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King Family Vineyards

Crozet, VA
In my mind, it represents the whole package. It has beautiful views, great wine, excellent service, and I love the look and feel of the tasting room. I've never had a bad experience and the staff is engaging, informed and customer-oriented. For anyone interested in exploring the wineries of Central Virginia, King Family Vineyards should be on your short list. ~Brian Yost
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Rappahannock Cellars

Huntly, VA
Rappahannock continues to produce some of the best wines I have had in Virginia and sets the bar for how good Virginia wine can be. ~Anthony Marocco
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Sunset Hills Vineyard

(15% of bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Purcellville, VA
"We see ourselves as wine educators," says Elizabeth Sedlins, the friendly majordomo of the tasting room. This is more than idle talk, evidenced by Sunset Hills' numerous educational programs and events, such as blind comparisons of a single varietal from different parts of the world—a recent one challenged attendees to understand the differences between Cabernet Franc wines from France, California and Virginia. ~James Houston
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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Irvington, VA
The Hope & Glory Inn at Dog and Oyster Vineyard has been named “Top 100 in the World” twice and “Top 10 in America” four times. We can see why with their impressive wines, multitudes of awards, and warm, welcoming hospitality. If you are in Virginia, make it a point to seek out this little gem. You won’t be disappointed. ~Kat Collins
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Trump Winery

Charlottesville, VA
The sparkling wines still bear the Kluge label and are the best on the east coast, maybe in America, full stop. Do not leave without trying the crisp, biscuity Blanc de Blanc, the Rose 2008 that bursts with fresh berries, and especially the Blanc de Noir 2008, a hymn to Pinot Noir that stands shoulder-to-shoulder with many French Champagnes. ~James Houston
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Valhalla Vineyards

Roanoke, VA
The Shenandoah Valley doesn't have the concentration of wineries that you might find in Central or Northern Virginia, but the few that are in this wine region tend to be spectacular and produce excellent wines. Valhalla Vineyards, located in the southern tip of the Shenandoah, illustrates this general rule. ~Brian Yost
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Service (map view)


Ankida Ridge Vineyards

Amherst, VA
The Vrooman's may be the most hospitable winery owners on the planet and the view is not to be believed. ~Brian Yost
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Arterra Wines

Delaplane, VA
As we walked in the door of the tasting room, the floor-to-ceiling wood shined in the afternoon sunlight. Along the back side of the room sat many ceramics and other artistic creations from Sandy's studio...We stepped up and introduced ourselves to Jason and picked his brain about his unique approach and detail-orientated wine production. ~Anthony Marocco
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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

(2 for 1 tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Hamilton, VA
The staff was exceptional - not to mention the place was hosting 2 separate birthday parties this Saturday along with the regular Saturday traffic. The owner was accessible and staff was very knowledgeable. Can I say anything more? Oh yeah, the wines rocked! ~Richard Rynders
(Profile | Photos | Website)

Cedar Creek Winery

Star Tannery, VA
I found the tasting experience at Cedar Creek to be particularly educational. Each visitor is treated to a tour of the winery, which is followed by a vertical tasting of the Chardonnay and Cab Franc. I believe the program is excellent and has something to offer oenophiles of every level, but it is perfect for anyone trying to learn about Virginia wine. ~Brian Yost
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Chateau Morrisette

Floyd, VA
With a well-trained staff, exceptional views, and quality wines, Chateau Morrisette is a first-class wine tasting destination. ~Brian Yost
(Review | Profile | Photos | Website)

Cooper Vineyards

(Complimentary tasting for two with Virginia Wine Pass)
Louisa, VA
You will ALWAYS be greeted with a smile and friendly hello, as the staff here is very friendly and eager to walk you through their special selections. ~Anthony Marocco
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Creek's Edge Winery

Lovettsville, VA
The winery keeps an all-are-welcome atmosphere, where the whole family (pets too) are welcome to enjoy a picnic or play on the grass. The goal of the facility, which was started by Tedd Durden, is to be a part of the community, a friendly spot in the Loudon winery scene. ~Jill Barth
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CrossKeys Vineyards

(15% off the purchase of a case with Virginia Wine Pass)
Mt. Crawford, VA
I visited on a weekday just as the tasting room was opening, so I have no sense of the winery during higher-traffic times of the week. Having said that, I felt that I got the full attention of the wine steward and I found her to be both friendly and knowledgeable. I did not feel rushed and all of my questions were answered. The crossed key icon is an ancient symbol of hospitality, and I felt that they represented the industry well in that regard. ~Brian Yost
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Crushed Cellars

Purcellville, VA
Bob, the owner is a foodie and it shows. Each tasting is paired with something unique and fantastic and most can be created from the items on sale there in the tasting room. ~Richard Rynders
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DelFosse Vineyards

(15% off the purchase of 3 or more bottles with Virginia Wine Pass)
Faber, VA
I'm a huge fan. DelFosse seems a bit remote, but it's really only about 30 minutes from Charlottesville. You should definitely keep an eye on the calendar and try to time your visit to coincide with an event, but if you can't, stop in anyway. Explore the property and try the wine. ~Brian Yost
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Hiddencroft Vineyards

(10% off bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Lovettsville, VA
One great feature of these small wineries is that the owner/winemaker will often be in the tasting room pouring the wine. So instead of some college kid rattling off a few worn descriptors for each of the offerings, it's possible to have a substantial conversation and gain real insights into each wine. That was the case during our visit, and we were lucky enough to have Clyde pouring his own product. As he described them, we were able to hear the passion in his voice. This is a vocation he loves and one at which he absolutely excels. ~Brian Yost
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Jacey Vineyards

(2 for 1 tastings + 10 % off bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Heathsville, VA
Meats & cheeses are brought from Spain and the eggs are from their own farm. The cheese platter alone was worth the trip. The caramelized brussel sprout and garbanzo bean dip was a fantastic complement to the white wine offerings. ~Richard Rynders
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King Family Vineyards

Crozet, VA
It has beautiful views, great wine, excellent service, and I love the look and feel of the tasting room. ~Brian Yost
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Potomac Point Winery

(2 for 1 Classic Tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Stafford, VA
The cozy bistro room with a fireplace has a lot of comfortable sitting. The staff are very friendly, informative and attentive. ~fmedina
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Rappahannock Cellars

Huntly, VA
Lastly, behind the fireplace to your left, is a long outdoor seating area that puts you right along the vineyards edge, which is perfect place to enjoy a cheese platter or maybe some of Allan Delmare's (Rappahannock Wine Club Manager and Marketing Guru) truffled flatbread creations. All and all, a sizable facility with very friendly staff and excellent service. ~Anthony Marocco
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Rockbridge Vineyard

Raphine, VA
If you're out exploring Virginia wine country and happen to be in the Shenandoah, you have to stop at Rockbridge. Quite frankly, if you have any interest in Virginia wines and want to learn more, you should stop in at Rockbridge. ~Brian Yost
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Stinson Vineyards

Crozet, VA
Like most boutique wineries in Virginia, the service is first-class and the beauty of these small, family-run wineries is that it's very likely you'll be served by the winemaker or one of the owners. During my last visit, Rachel Stinson poured my wine. I was able to engage in a great conversation and learn a good deal about each of the offerings, Stinson Vineyards, and many of the other nearby wineries. ~Brian Yost
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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Irvington, VA
The young woman who led our seated tasting was exceptional and full of knowledge. She could answer almost every question we threw at her and then some! It was clear she was passionate about the wines. Once we tasted them, we completely understood. ~Kat Collins
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Two Twisted Posts Winery

Purcellville, VA
The winery and staff are all family and close family friends. If you are looking forward to a quiet, relaxing setting with great wines and a not too serious approach, Two Twisted Posts is where it's at. ~Anthony Marocco
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Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Afton, VA
Simply stated, I have not had a bad experience at Veritas. It's as pleasant a tasting experience as you will find anywhere. ~Brian Yost
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Villa Appalaccia Winery

Floyd, VA
Steven and Susanne, a husband-wife team, run the winery and tasting room. Stephen was pouring wine, but on a previous visit Susanne was also behind the tasting bar. Having an owner conducting tastings is always a nice touch. It insures that the tasting will be informative and nearly any question posed by a visitor can easily be answered. On both of my visits, I've been very impressed by the informative and casual nature of the tasting. I must give high marks for customer experience. ~Brian Yost
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White Hall Vineyards

Crozet, VA
My visits to the tasting room over the years have all been positive. The staff is perennially well-trained and capable of educating visitors. In addition, they are typically able to speak in broad terms about the winery and the industry in general. ~Brian Yost
(Review | Profile | Photos | Website)




View/Ambiance (map view)


Ankida Ridge Vineyards

Amherst, VA
In ancient Sumerian, Ankida means, "Where heaven and earth join." That is as close as I can come to a descriptor. It is beyond postcard beauty. I have no words to accurately measure it. My pictures don't do it justice. It simply must be seen in person. That's all I can tell you. ~Brian Yost
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Bluemont Vineyard

Bluemont, VA
Make sure you have 4-wheel drive on your car/truck before heading up this driveway, but when you get there, you'll see it was worth it! Bluemont Vineyards offers THE most fantastic view of the region you can imagine. ~Richard Rynders
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Creek's Edge Winery

Lovettsville, VA
While Spencer poured our tasting, we looked around the tasting room, which really can’t be called a “room”. The meeting space features a generous fireplace, intricate belt fans, and handmade furniture. A builder from Lancaster applied Amish techniques and not a single nail was used in construction. In this new and well-made place, it is no surprise that brides from all around are begging to be married at Creek’s Edge. Particularly gorgeous is the staircase, envisioned with the inspiration of a wine barrel, which winds up to the top floor. ~Jill Barth
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Crosskeys Vineyards

(15% off the purchase of a case with Virginia Wine Pass)
Crawford, VA
Outside the tasting room, the property is gorgeous. The winery buildings display stonework and archways that give them a slightly Mediterranean feel. There is a large patio with an abundance of seating and some covered space on either side to escape the weather. The vineyards spread out in front of the winery, while the other three directions offer amazing views of the Blue Ridge. The mountains are very near and the vista is absolutely breathtaking. ~Brian Yost
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Doukenie Winery

Hillsboro, VA
Entering a large tasting room, you find a large tasting bar on your left and a warm, inviting tasting area (complete with fireplace) on your right. Straight ahead are floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the 500-acre property. Just outside the doors is a deck with tables and chairs that invites visitors to relax and enjoy the view and ambiance of this marvelous estate. ~Rich Rynders
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Moss Vineyards

Nortonsville, VA
The views were some of the most spectacular in the area. Rolling hills, mountain skyline, and the steep slope of the vineyard in front of the adirondack chair-lined patio. The tranquility is matched by only a few in the Commonwealth, and this prime location between the Charlottesville and Northern Virginia areas of the state make it a quick weekend retreat that you simply can't put a price on. ~Anthony Marocco
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Notaviva Vineyards

Purcellville, VA
A unique "pairing" of music and wine, this husband & wife team have created a masterpiece. OK, so their tasting room/home was featured on HTV's "Dream House". That is worth the visit in itself. However, their wines do not disappoint. ~Richard Rynders
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Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

North Garden, VA
The property, as I've already indicated, is rather amazing. Manicured gardens and a well-maintained lawn overlook one of he prettiest mountain valleys in Central Virginia. ~Brian Yost
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Potomac Point Winery

(2 for 1 Classic Tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Stafford, VA
The view of the vineyards from the courtyard and the veranda are stunning! They have a beautiful tasting room with a very nice selection of wines. ~fmedina
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The Dog and Oyster Vineyard

Irvington, VA
Arriving at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, you can feel the quintessential Southern ambiance. Large swaths of vibrant, green vineyards line the meandering, dirt road. Slowly, after a right turn just past the Merlot, the vines part to reveal The Wine Stand. It's a quaint cottage-like tasting room with a screened porch similar in concept to a local, country "fruit" stand. Glistening, crushed oyster shells pave the parking lot reminding visitors that they’re in oyster country. ~Kat Collins
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Valhalla Vineyards

Roanoke, VA
I have not visited every winery in the state, so I can't say with absolute authority, but you'll be hard pressed to visit a winery with a better view. ~Brian Yost
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Abingdon Vineyard & Winery

Abingdon, VA
The grounds surrounding the tasting room have been carved out of the surrounding forest. Nevertheless, they are well-groomed and offer ample space to sit along the banks of the creek. Seating is also available on the patio at the rear of the tasting room. There is more than enough space to linger and enjoy the mountain air with a glass of Abingdon wine. ~Brian Yost
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Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville, VA
Nearly every article or discussion of Virginia wine includes some mention of Barboursville Vineyards. Its historical significance is reason enough, but the quality of the wine and the beauty of the Virginia Piedmont are even more compelling motivators. ~Brian Yost
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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

(2 for 1 tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Hamilton, VA
In addition to the main indoor tasting room (that also hosts live music) there is a large "basement" tasting room and a beautiful outdoor tasting area with terrific views of the area. ~Richard Rynders
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Barren Ridge Vineyards

Fishersville, VA
The vineyards are a mere 100 yards from the patio and there are incredible views in every direction....Overall, I would describe this winery as gorgeous, warm and inviting. ~Anthony Marocco
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Cave Ridge Vineyard

Mt. Jackson, VA
You'll know you've arrived when the hill-covering changes from cows and corn to grapes. It's a wonderful sight. The winery and tasting room are located in large, wood-sided buildings that fit naturally into the "mountain" environment. The grounds include several outdoor seating areas, all of which provide views of both the vineyard and the distant Blue Ridge Mountains to the east. ~Jim Finley
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Chateau Morrisette

Floyd, VA
One of the curious things about this winery is its location. It sits just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Southwestern Virginia amid one of the most rugged and mountainous parts of the state. At an elevation of nearly 3500 feet in the Rocky Knob American Viticultural Area (AVA), the views from the winery are spectacular. ~Brian Yost
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Chester Gap Cellars

Front Royal, VA
Along the right side of the tasting room are doors which lead out to a large observation deck that sits suspended over the vines and overlooking the valley, providing one of the most picturesque views in all of Northern Virginia. ~Anthony Marocco
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Early Mountain Vineyards

Madison, VA
The facility overall is magnificent, if you could possibly sum it up in one word. ~Anthony Marocco
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Good Luck Cellars

Kilmarnock, VA
There is something about sitting on an outdoor porch in a Mid-Atlantic summer storm and enjoying a bottle of good wine. That was our experience at Good Luck Cellars. A very friendly staff (and the winemaker came out to meet us as well), a new tasting room, and the aforementioned summer storm made our experience fantastic. ~Richard Rynders
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Ingleside Vineyards

(2 for 1 Basic or Premium Tasting and complimentary souvenir wine glasses with Virginia Wine Pass)
Oak Grove, VA
Aside from a wide selection of "good" wines (both red & white), the friendly staff, welcoming tasting room and fantastic outside seating area make the visit a must. ~Richard Rynders
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Jacey Vineyards

(2 for 1 tastings + 10% off bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Heathsville, VA
There is an outdoor patio that sits amongst a beautiful garden setting, however we didn't get that far - a good reason to go back again. ~Richard Rynders
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King Family Vineyards

Crozet, VA
It has beautiful views, great wine, excellent service, and I love the look and feel of the tasting room. ~Brian Yost
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New Kent Winery

New Kent, VA
The winery is architecturally stunning. It is constructed from a variety of reclaimed, historic building materials, including pre-Civil War brick, 150 year-old salvaged cypress, heart pine beams from an 1850-era Connecticut warehouse, and 1901 railroad trusses. The interior of the building has high-arched ceilings with a loft for functions. The large, curved tasting bar provides vineyard views through large southeast-facing windows. The facility also has a covered porch with ceiling fans to keep guests cool while they enjoy their wine admiring the vineyards and grounds. ~Jim Finley
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North Gate Vineyards

(Complimentary chocolate pairing with the purchase of a standard tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Purcellville, VA
A very comfortable tasting room with very friendly & knowledgeable staff make this a favorite. ~Richard Rynders
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Shenandoah Vineyards

(2 for 1 tasting with Virginia Wine Pass)
Edinburg, VA
The property is quite lovely. From the road, the estate would look like just another farm if not for the vines. The barn has been converted to accommodate the tasting room and adjoining winery. Everything is manicured and well laid out, but not particularly special until you turn to admire the mountain view. The Blue Ridge looks like it's just across the street. From the upper or lower tasting room balcony, there is an unobstructed view. The wine, the view and the farm atmosphere combine to make this a pretty special venue. ~Brian Yost
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Stinson Vineyards

Crozet, VA
While the wine is a reason to visit, the scenery is another. Stinson Vineyards sits right up against the Blue Ridge, and the drive out from Charlottesville will take you through the scenic foothills and horse farms. The views, service and wine make it a complete package! ~Brian Yost
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Sunset Hills Vineyard

(15% of bottle purchases with Virginia Wine Pass)
Purcellville, VA
To imagine that it was only recently a dilapidated Amish barn is tough to wrap your mind around as you stand at the tasting counter. The space feels like the lobby of a fancy mountain resort with people enjoying wine, cheese and crackers and other goodies on both the "ground" floor and up in the loft. ~James Houston
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Trump Winery

Charlottesville, VA
Though you can have a "conventional" tasting at one of the small circular wine tasting counters, try to occupy one of the many tables inside, in front, or in back. Select a flight that will be brought to you in small carafes for you to pour at your leisure. Then, order some cheeses and cancel your appointments for the next two hours. ~James Houston
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Villa Appalaccia Winery

Floyd, VA
A red, white and green Italian flag flutters in the breeze at the top of the drive, as a clear sign that you have reached your destination. Looking down the hill at the winery buildings, the tasting room has the distinct look and feel of a Tuscan villa, with its arched windows and well-kept gardens. The grounds offer a beautiful mountain view, and there is ample seating under the veranda or in the garden. ~Brian Yost
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The Winery at Bull Run

(1/2 off tastings with Virginia Wine Pass)
Centreville, VA
There's a big area outside where everyone picnics. We had a good time and it's really close for those of us that live in the DC area. ~wine_va
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Aggregated Wine Critic Ratings


Producers of Virginia's Highest Rated Red Wines - Top 21 (map view)


 1. Linden Vineyards
 2. RDV Vineyards
 3. Barboursville Vineyards
 4. Barren Ridge Vineyards
 5. Boxwood Winery
 6. CrossKeys Vineyard & Estates
 7. Delaplane Cellars
 8. Fox Meadow Winery
 9. Glen Manor Vineyards
10. Granite Heights Winery
11. Jefferson Vineyards
12. Keswick Vineyards
13. Morais Vineyards and Winery
14. Narmada Winery
15. Paradise Springs
16. Pearmund Cellars Winery
17. Pollak Vineyards
18. Rappahannock Cellars
19. Sunset Hills
20. Trump Winery
21. Williamsburg Winery


Producers of Virginia's Highest Rated White Wines - Top 10 (map view)


 1. Barboursville Vineyards
 2. Breaux Vineyards
 3. Horton Vineyards
 4. King Family Vineyards
 5. Linden Vineyards
 6. Pollak Vineyards
 7. Rappahannock Cellars
 8.
Shenandoah Vineyards
 9. Sunset Hills Vineyard
10. Trump Winery




Published: Jan. 5, 2014

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