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
30 min

Hours & Directions

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

Tasting Room

Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm

Library 1821

2:00pm - 7:00pm
11:00am - 5:00pm
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 weekends. 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 $7.00 for tastings of our current vintages.


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 only Friday 2pm-7pm and Saturday & Sunday 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.    

​October Tastings

  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage/Vintage 2000
  • Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
  • Vermentino Reserve 2015
  • ​Fiano Reserve 2016
  • Viognier Reserve 2015
  • Vintage Rosé 2015
  • Philéo and Paxxito 2013
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014
  • Cabernet FrancReserve 2009 - This is a great opportunity to taste, so buy it now and put away. (Limit 2 bottles per person)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013
  • Barbera Reserve 2015
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2013
  • ​Nebbiolo Reserve 2011
  • Octagon 2004/ 2007/ 2010/ 2012 /2013  - As an option, these 5 Vintages can be compared in one flight, $35.00                                   
  • AUTUMN VERTICAL TASTING Saturday October 28th & Sunday October 29th 11am-5pm


special feasts
New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration
Five Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 @ 7:30pm


Enjoy a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford.  
$160 per person, all inclusive.  Black-tie optional.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848







17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

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