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 2pm-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.    

 

September 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                             

 

September
2018
Oct
27
vineyard events
Autumn Vertical Tasting
11:00 am until 04:30 pm
Date

Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 @ 11:00am

Description

Welcome to this rare opportunity to taste 20 valuable older vintages, along with a sampling of 2017 Octagon from barrel. Award artisanal cheeses fromCaromont Farm and fresh breads from our  Palladio Restaurant will refresh the palate .

40$ per person, no reservation required.

Location

Oct
28
Autumn Vertical tasting
11:00 am until 4:30 pm
Date

Sunday, 28 Oct 2018 @ 11:00am

Description

Welcome to this rare opportunity to taste 20 valuable older vintages, along with a sampling of 2017 Octagon from barrel. Award artisanal cheeses fromCaromont Farm and fresh breads from our  Palladio Restaurant will refresh the palate .

40$ per person, no reservation required

Location

Nov
10
special feasts
Annual Truffle Dinner
Four Course Truffle Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford. 07:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 10 Nov 2018 @ 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
11
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A great Truffle Feast by our Chef Spencer Crawford. 01:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a five 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
22
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
Five Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Thursday, 22 Nov 2018 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a five 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

Dec
8
special feasts
The Octagon
Four Course Feast paired with rare Octagon Vintages, by Chef Spencer Crawford. 07:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 8 Dec 2018 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy a spectacular feast overlooking the vineyard presenting an intimate annual perspective on the most honored wine in Virginia.  Four courses prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford paired with a rare flight of four distinct vintages of Octagon preceded by Barboursville 1992 Vintage Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar. 
$170 per person, all inclusive. 07:00 pm reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

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

Mar
9
special feasts
Venetian Culinary Feast
Enjoy a four course feast prepared 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

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