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
12:00pm - 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.    

Parties that exceed four people, please contact Alyson 540-832-3824 or [email protected] to reserve

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 2016
  • Vermentino Reserve 2016
  • Viognier Reserve 2017 / 2014
  • Fiano Reserve 2017
  • Allegrante Rosé 2018
  • Philéo NV  
  • Paxxito 2014
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017
  • Cabernet Franc Goodlow Mountain 2017
  • ​Cabernet Franc Reserve 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012  As an option, these 6 Vintages can be compared in one flight, $35.00 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016 / 2005
  • Barbera Reserve 2017
  • Sangiovese 2002
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2008
  • Nebbiolo Reserve 2015
  • Merlot Reserve 2010
  • Octagon 2015 / 2004     
August
2019
Sep
14
special feasts
Italian Harvest Feast
Four course feast prepared by Guest Chef Cesare Lanfranconi and Chef Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

A traditional four course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chef Cesare Lanfranconi and Chef Spencer Crawford.  $110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Oct
5
special feasts
20th Anniversary of Palladio Restaurant Celebration Gala Dinner
A five course dinner on the lawn of the Historic Ruins celebrating 20 years of Palladio Restaurant. Prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 6:30 pm
Date

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019 @ 6:30pm

Description
We invite you to join us for a five course dinner on the lawn of the Historic Ruins inspired by retrospective dishes and extravagant wine pairings including rare vintages from the late 90's. Prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. Black tie optional. Seating is limited. $350 per person, all inclusive. Reservation required. 540-832-7848
Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Oct
6
special feasts
20th Anniversary of Palladio Restaurant Celebration Gala Lunch
A five course lunch served in the Main Dining Room celebrating 20 years of Palladio Restaurant. Prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 6 Oct 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description
Celebrate with us and enjoy a five course lunch inspired by retrospective dishes and extravagant wine pairings including rare vintages from the late 90's. Prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. Seating is limited. $225 per person, all inclusive. Reservation required. 540-832-7848.
Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Oct
26
vineyard events
Autumn Vertical Tasting 11:30-04:30
Welcome to this rare opportunity to taste 20 valuable older vintages, along with a sampling of 2018 Octagon from barrel. Award artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and fresh breads from our Palladio Restaurant will refresh the palate. $45 per person, no reservation required.
Oct
27
vineyard events
Autumn Vertical tasting
Welcome to this rare opportunity to taste 20 valuable older vintages, along with a sampling of 2018 Octagon from barrel. Award artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and fresh breads from our Palladio Restaurant will refresh the palate. $45 per person, no reservation required
Nov
9
special feasts
Annual Truffle Feast
A four course truffle feast prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford in cooperation with truffle expert, Dr. Jeff Long. 7:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 @ 7:00pm

Description

Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar followed by a four course truffle dinner paired with five Barboursville wines in the Piedmont Arcades, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford in cooperation with truffle forager Dr. Jeff Long and his truffle dog Este.  
$170 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
10
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A four course truffle feast prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 10 Nov 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

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

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
17
vineyard events
Wine, Oysters and Live Music
Freshly shucked oysters, your favorite wine and live music. 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Date

Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 @ 12:30pm

Description

Enjoy our vineyards views, live music, and the oysterman from Rappahannock River Oyster shucking fresh Old Salty & Bayside Oysters, ($18 for a plate of 6). All our wines available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle. A flight of Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2014/15/16 will also be featured. No reservation required. For information contact 540 832 3824 ext. 117

Location

17655 winery road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
28
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 @ 1:00pm

Description

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

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
7
special feasts
The Octagon
Four course feast paired with rare Octagon Vintages, prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 7:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 7 Dec 2019 @ 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 Rosé and canapés in the Octagon Cellar.  Prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford.  $170 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
15
vineyard events
Wine, Oysters and Live Music
Freshly shucked oysters, your favorite wine and live music. 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Date

Sunday, 15 Dec 2019 @ 12:30pm

Description

Enjoy our vineyards views, live music, and the oysterman from Rappahannock River Oyster shucking fresh Old Salty & Bayside Oysters, ($18 for a plate of 6). All our wines available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle. A flight of Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2014/15/16 will also be featured. No reservation required. For information contact 540 832 3824 ext. 117

Location

17655 winery road Barboursville VA 22923

Dec
22
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 22 Dec 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 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 Spencer Crawford. 7:30 pm
Date

Tuesday, 31 Dec 2019 @ 7:30pm

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 Spencer Crawford.  $175 per person, all inclusive.  Black tie optional. Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

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