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 – Thursday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Christmas Eve (12/24)
10:00am - 3:00pm

Final seatings in Library 1821 must commence not later than 90 minutes before the closing hour for that day.

Palladio Restaurant

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

Winery Tours (Currently suspended)

Saturday – Sunday
12:00pm - 4:00pm

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 currently suspended in response to Covid 19 guidelines. We hope to offer tours on Saturday and Sunday in the near future. The Octagon Barrel Room, it's exhibition of the biography of our signature wine, and the brief film about the estate is also 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.

Since the earliest 1990s, we have taken care to reserve leading wines from exemplary vintages in our ideal storage conditions. Periodically, they are presented at important festive weekends and at our annual Vertical Tasting Weekend. In addition, a section of our original winery building, overlooking an expansive slope of Cabernet Franc and the Blue Ridge beyond, has been remodeled as Library 1821, for comfort and contemplative tastings throughout the year. In the Library, selected wines are offered in flights ranging from the mid-$20s to the mid-$40s. To accompany your wine, Cheese, Charcuterie and a changing "Trattoria-style" menu is offered 11am-4pm 

The Library's Tasting List changes periodically, always to afford a diversified exposure to our varietal range in white wines and in reds, but always including Octagon, Paxxito and older distinguished vintages of more limited supply. These offerings are customarily also available for purchase by the bottle.  Library hours are Saturday-Thurs, 11:00 to 5:00pm, (last seating 3:30pm) Friday 12pm-7:00pm, (last seating 5:30pm) 

Christmas Eve 10:00am-3:00pm (last seating 1:30pm) Christmas Day Closed, New Year's Day Closed

 

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.    

Parties fewer than 6 are seated as space is available. Reservations are accepted for 6+, (15max )

Gatherings of 12+ will have an added $50 table setup charge.   

Personal picnics are not permitted in the Library 1821 or terrace but may be enjoyed on the decks by the "Wine Barn" overlooking the wildflower meadow

Tables are provided on the terrace and service at times is limited due to weather and temperatures. To enjoy the Library 1821 experience as it was designed, full table service of flights, food, glasses and bottles, is conducted indoors.  

Groups of (10) or more, a set flight of the SAME (6) WINES  (you can build the flight or trust our wine educators to design your flight)  or the SPECIAL OCTAGON VERTICAL, is poured for everyone

Please contact Alyson -  [email protected],    

Mark your calendars, Oyster Sundays 12/11, 1/15, 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21 with Eli Nichols,  founder of Oyster Catcher Sea Farms 

 

     Tasting this month -

  • Brut Cuvée 1814 DOCG Non-Vintage 
  • Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814 DOCG Non-Vintage
  • Blanc De Blancs Non-Vintage  : 2 oz of each sparkling can be enjoyed as a flight
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2020, 2014
  • Vermentino Reserve 2021 /  2017
  • Viognier Reserve 2021 
  • Fiano Reserve 2020 
  • Nascent 2019
  • Allegrante Rosé 2021
  • Philéo NV  
  • Paxxito 2017
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2020, 2004, 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2019, 2013 
  • Barbera Reserve 2019
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2018
  • Nebbiolo Reserve 2019, 2011
  • Merlot Reserve 2014
  • Octagon 2019 / 2015 / 2007
  • Vertical Flight OCTAGON 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019   

 

December
2022
Dec
18
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 18 Dec 2022 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $95 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 Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:30 pm
Date

Saturday, 31 Dec 2022 @ 7:30pm

Description

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

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Jan
20
special feasts
An Evening in the Italian Alps
Four course wine paired feast of traditional dishes from the Alpine region of Italy, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 20 Jan 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast of traditional dishes from the Alpine region of Italy, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.  

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Feb
3
special feasts
An Evening in Lazio
Four course wine paired feast of traditional dishes from the Lazio region of Italy, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 3 Feb 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast of traditional dishes from the Lazio region of Italy, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Feb
14
special feasts
Valentine's Day Celebration
A five course wine paired feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a five course feast, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.
$190 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Mar
3
special feasts
An Evening in Tuscany with Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa
A four course wine paired feast of traditional Tuscan dishes featuring wines from our Estate in Tuscany, Castello di Albola. Prepared by Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa, Executive Chef at Castello di Albola. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 3 Mar 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course wine paired feast of traditional Tuscan dishes featuring wines from our Estate in Tuscany, Castello di Albola.  Prepared by Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa, Executive Chef at Castello di Albola. $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848. 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Mar
4
special feasts
An Afternoon in Tuscany with Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa
A four course wine paired feast of traditional Tuscan dishes featuring wines from our Estate in Tuscany, Castello di Albola. Prepared by Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa, Executive Chef at Castello di Albola. 1:00pm
Date

Saturday, 4 Mar 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course wine paried feast of traditional Tuscan dishes featuring wines from our Estate in Tuscany, Castello di Albola. Prepared by Guest Chef Alessandro Chiesa, Executive Chef at Castello di Albola. $155 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
9
special feasts
Easter Celebration
Four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 9 Apr 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. $95 per person for the meal, $130 per person for the meal with wine pairings (+9.3% tax & 22% service charge).  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
29
special feasts
An Evening with Morels
Four course wine paired feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. 7:00pm
Date

Saturday, 29 Apr 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast, featuring Morel mushrooms, paired with Barboursville wines. Prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. $165 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
30
special feasts
An Afternoon with Morels
Four course wine paired feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. 1:00pm
Date

Sunday, 30 Apr 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast, featuring Morel mushrooms, paired with Barboursville wines. Prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long.  $165 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

May
5
special feasts
An Evening in Emilia-Romagna
Four course wine paired feast of traditional dishes from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 5 May 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast of traditional dishes from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

May
14
special feasts
Mother's Day Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 14 May 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $95 per person for the meal, $130 per person for the meal with wine pairings (+9.3% tax & 22% service charge). Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville VA 22923

Jun
9
special feasts
An Evening in Sicily
Four course wine paired feast of traditional dishes from the Sicilian region of Italy, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 9 Jun 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast of traditional dishes from the Sicilian region of Italy, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. $155 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Aug
4
special feasts
Tomato Celebration Dinner
A four course wine paired feast featuring tomatoes from Village Garden Farm in Hanover, VA. Prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Friday, 4 Aug 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

A four course feast, paired with Barboursville wines, featuring tomatoes from Village Garden Farm in Hanover, VA. Prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Aug
20
special feasts
Cabernet Franc Reserve Feast
A four course wine paired feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00pm
Date

Sunday, 20 Aug 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A four course wine paired feast, featuring older vintages of Cabernet Franc Reserve, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $155 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.   

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Sep
9
special feasts
Italian Harvest Feast
Four course wine paired feast prepared by Guest Chef Cesare Lanfranconi and Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00pm
Date

Saturday, 9 Sep 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A traditional four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chef Cesare Lanfranconi and Executive Chef Michael Clough.  $155 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848. 

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
5
special feasts
Autumn Vertical Tasting
A seated tasting and wine talk hosted by Estate Director and Winemaker, Luca Paschina. Two seatings: 11:30am & 1:30pm
Date

Sunday, 5 Nov 2023 @ 11:30am

Description

A seated tasting and wine talk hosted by Estate Director and Winemaker, Luca Paschina. Two seatings: 11:30am & 1:30pm. The wine tasting will consist of 7 Barboursville wines, to include older, rare vintages. Food accompaniments by Executive Chef Michael Clough will include an appetizer course and a pasta course for each guest.  $130 per person (+9.3% tax & 22% service charge). Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
11
special feasts
Annual Truffle Feast
A four course wine paired truffle feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with truffle expert, Dr. Jeff Long. 7:00pm
Date

Saturday, 11 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

A four course truffle feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with truffle forager and wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long.  $200 per person, all-inclusive.  Reservation required.  For reservations, please call 540-832-7848. 

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
12
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A four course wine paired truffle feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with truffle expert, Dr. Jeff Long. 1:00pm
Date

Sunday, 12 Nov 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A four course truffle feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, in cooperation with truffle forager and wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. $200 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848. 

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
23
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Thursday, 23 Nov 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. $95 per person for the meal, $130 per person for the meal with wine pairings (+9.3% tax & 22% service charge). Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
2
special feasts
The Octagon
A four course wine paired feast, to include older, rare vintages of Octagon, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:00pm
Date

Saturday, 2 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm

Description

Join us for a spectacular wine paired feast of four courses, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough, paired with a rare flight of four distinct vintages of Octagon. $225 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation Required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848. 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
24
special feasts
Christmas Celebration Lunch
A four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 1:00pm
Date

Sunday, 24 Dec 2023 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. $95 per person for the meal, $130 per person for the meal with wine pairings (+9.3% tax & 22% service charge). Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
31
special feasts
New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration
A five course wine paired feast prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough. 7:30pm
Date

Sunday, 31 Dec 2023 @ 7:30pm

Description

Celebrate the new year with a five course feast, paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Executive Chef Michael Clough.  Live music. Black tie optional. $215 per person, all-inclusive. Reservation required. For reservations, please call 540-832-7848.

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

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