The 18th Century estate is a breathtaking climax to a beautiful and historic country drive from any direction.

Trip Length

2 hours
Washington DC
1 ¼ hours
Richmond
30 min
Charlottesville

Hours & Directions

The winery's Tuscan Tasting Room, our hospitality center, is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Tuscan Tasting Room

Monday – Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Christmas Eve (12/24)
11:00am - 3:00pm
New Year's Eve (12/31)
11:00am - 4:00pm

Library 1821

Friday
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday – Monday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Christmas Eve (12/24)
11:00am - 5:00pm
New Year's Eve (12/31)
11:00am - 5:00pm

Palladio Restaurant

Wednesday – Sunday
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch
Friday & Saturday
6:30pm - 9:30pm Dinner

Winery Tours*

Saturday – Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
*Or by appt. call (540) 832-3824

The entire estate is open for tasting our wines in a stroll or in a picnic, and our informed and enthusiastic hosts conduct tastings continuously in the Tuscan Tasting Room, every day of the week, and in Library 1821 on Friday through Monday. The Tasting Room is where the broadest range of our current vintages is introduced, while the Library 1821 presents a changing selection of flights of older vintages from our cellars, and with bite-sized culinary pairings designed by our chefs. Every encouragement is given, also, to enjoying our wines in the truly splendid lawns surrounding the historic Landmark Ruins of Thomas Jefferson's mansion for Governor James Barbour, a pleasant stroll away.

  

There is a fee of $10.00 for tastings of seventeen of our current vintages. For $3.00 more, you can keep your brilliant Weißwein Vin Blanc Crystal Glass, hand chosen by our wine maker, Luca Paschina.

  

Guided tours of the winery are offered, on Saturday and Sunday, and first-time visitors are especially encouraged to allow the extra time for this introduction to our estate history and winemaking processes. The Octagon Barrel Room presents a permanent exhibition of the biography of our signature wine, and the brief film about the estate is shown throughout the day.

Guests may guide themselves on a tour of the Landmark Ruins, one of Jefferson's true architectural masterpieces. In its elegant Palladian proportions and siting on a gentle knoll, the house unmistakably recalls Jefferson's own, and deeply refreshes our appreciation of structural balance in wine. We warmly recommend a visit.

 

Through the last three decades, the winery has taken care to reserve leading wines from exemplary vintages in ideal storage conditions, and periodically, these are presented at important festive occasions and at our two Vertical Tasting Weekends each year. Now, a section of our original winery building, overlooking an expansive slope of Cabernet Franc at its door and the Blue Ridge beyond, has been remodeled for comfort and contemplative tastings throughout the year. In the Library, selected vintages are offered with culinary pairings starting at $25.00

The Library's Tasting List changes periodically, to afford a diversified exposure to our varietal range in white wines and in reds, while always including Octagon, Paxxito and older distinguished vintages of more limited supply, also available for purchase by the bottle.  The Library is open Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11am-5pm.

 

Library 1821 is a repository for selected documents from our history, such as the letter by President John Quincy Adams appointing James Barbour to his cabinet as Secretary of War, original household china donated by descendants of the Barbour family, and commendations for our wines.
House-baked breads, house-cured charcuterie and fine local cheeses are worthwhile optional accompaniments to tastings at Library 1821.    

 

November 2018 Tastings : 

  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage 
  • Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage
  • Blanc De Blancs Non-Vintage
  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Vintage 2000
  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Vintage 1994
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
  • Vermentino Reserve 2016
  • Viognier Reserve 2016 / 2013
  • Fiano Reserve 2017
  • Allegrante Rosé 2017
  • Philéo NV  
  • Paxxito 2014
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2016
  • ​Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2007  As an option, these 5 Vintages can be compared in one flight, $35.00 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014 / 2005
  • Barbera Reserve 2016
  • Nebbiolo Reserve 2004
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2013 / 2010
  • Merlot Reserve 2008
  • Octagon 2014 / 2013                             

 

December
2018
Dec
23
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A five course feast by Chef Spencer Crawford. 01:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 23 Dec 2018 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef  Spencer Crawford. 

$75 per person exclusive of wine, tax and services.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848 

 

Location

17655 Winery Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
31
special feasts
New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration
Five Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford. 07:30 pm
Date

Monday, 31 Dec 2018 @ 7:30pm

Description

Enjoy a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford.  Live singer and guitar Brazilian Music from Beleza Duo.
$170 per person, all inclusive.  Black-tie optional. 07:30 pm reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Feb
14
special feasts
Valentine's Day Celebration
Five Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford. 07:00 pm
Date

Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines on Wednesday evening, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford.
$300 per couple, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Mar
9
special feasts
Venetian Winter Feast
Enjoy a four course feast prepared by Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi and Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 9 Mar 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a traditional four course feast of classic Venetian dishes paired with wines from Barboursville and our Founders Estate in Veneto.
$110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
21
special feasts
Easter Celebration
Four Course Luncheon Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford at 01:00pm
Date

Sunday, 21 Apr 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 
$75 per person exclusive of wine, tax and services.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
27
special feasts
An Evening with Morels
Four Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford and Guest Chef in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long
Date

Saturday, 27 Apr 2019 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar and a four course feast paired with five Barboursville wines in the Piedmont Arcades, prepared by Spencer Crawford in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. 
$135 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

May
12
special feasts
Mother's Day Celebration
Four course lunch prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 01:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 12 May 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford.
$75 per person exclusive of wine, tax and service.
Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923

Aug
18
special feasts
Cabernet Franc Reserve Feast
Enjoy multiple vintages of Cabernet Franc paired with a four course feast by our Chef Spencer Crawford and Guest Chef Melissa Close-Hart from Junction Restaurant, Charlottesville. 01:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 18 Aug 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with older vintages of Caberbernet Franc reserve prepared by our Chef Spencer Crawford and  by Guest Chef Melissa Close-Hart from  Junction Restaurant, Charlottesville VA
$110 per person, all inclusive. 01:00 pm reservation required.  540-832-7848  

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Sep
14
special feasts
Italian Harvest Feast
Four Course Feast by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi and Sous Chef Mike Clough. 01:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a traditional four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi and Sous Chef Mike Clough. 
$110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
9
special feasts
Annual Truffle Dinner
Four Course Truffle Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford. 07:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar and a four course truffle dinner with five wines in the Piedmont Arcades on Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford in cooperation with expert Dr. Jeff Long and his truffle dog Este.  
$170 per person, all inclusive. 07:00 pm reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
10
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A great Truffle Feast by our Chef Spencer Crawford. 01:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 10 Nov 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course truffle feast  prepared by Chef  Spencer Crawford 
$170 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
28
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
Four Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 
$80 per person exclusive of wine, tax and services.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

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