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 Discovery Tasting Room and Visitor's Center, Library 1821, and Palladio Restaurant are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Discovery 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

Saturday – Monday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday & Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
12:00pm - 7:00pm

Palladio Restaurant

Wednesday – Sunday
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
Friday & Saturday
6:30pm - 9:00pm 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 present tastings continuously in the Discovery Tasting Room, every day of the week, and in Library 1821, Wednesday 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 current and 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 tasting fee of $15 which includes a choice of six one ounce pour among sixteen wines self-dispensed by automated Winestations at ideal temperature in fine crystal stemware.

Staff in the Discovery Room is available to answer questions and a provided menu with QR codes is a great opportunity to view short videos of our winemaker sharing insight on all the wines.

  

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 (tours and access to the Octagon room are now suspended).

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 Wednesday through Monday, 11:00 to 5:00pm, Friday 12 Noon-7:00pm, closed on Tuesday.

 

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.    

Reservations accepted for parties of 6 and larger (max 10 people) , please contact Alyson  [email protected] 

Personal picnics are not permitted in the Library 1821

Phase III permits seating for indoor and outdoor tables spaced 6' apart. Servers will be wearing masks and we require a mask to be worn by patrons while talking to your server and moving around the room. Masks can be removed when eating and drinking. 

     Tasting this month -

  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage 
  • Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage
  • Blanc De Blancs Non-Vintage  : 2 oz of each sparkling can be enjoyed as a flight
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2018
  • Vermentino Reserve 2018, 2017, 2013
  • Viognier Reserve 2018 / 2015
  • Fiano Reserve 2017 
  • Allegrante Rosé 2019
  • Philéo NV  
  • Paxxito 2015
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2018
  • ​Cabernet Franc Reserve 2018 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012   As an option, these 6 Vintages can be compared in one flight, $35.00 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Barbera Reserve 2017, 2004
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2017, 2013
  • Nebbiolo Reserve 2016
  • Octagon 2015 / *2014/ 2004     

*Virginia 2020 Governor's Cup Gold Medal Winner & Governor's Case

December
2020
Dec
5
special feasts
The Octagon
Four course feast paired with rare Octagon Vintages, prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 7:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 @ 7:00pm

Description

Join us for a spectacular feast of four courses paired with a rare flight of four distinct vintages of Octagon preceded by Barboursville Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar.  Prepared by Chef Michael Clough.  $175 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
13
vineyard events
Wine, Oysters in the Library 1821
Vineyards views and the oysterman from Oyster Catcher Sea Farm. 12:30pm-3:30pm
Date

Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 @ 12:30pm

Description

Enjoy vineyard views and freshly shucked oysters by Eli Nichols, farmer and founder of Oyster Catcher Sea Farm from&nbs.  $18 for a plate of 6.  All of our wines available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle.  A flight of Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2016/17/18 will also be featured.  No reservation required.  For more information, contact: [email protected]

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
20
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef Michael Clough.  $90 per person exclusive of wine, tax and service.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848 

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
31
special feasts
New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration
Five course feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 7:00 pm
Date

Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 @ 7:00pm

Description

Celebrate the new year with a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines along with live Brazillian music from Beleza Duo, prepared by Chef Michael Clough.  $185 per person, all inclusive.  Black tie optional. Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

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