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 (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. Light culinary pairings are offered for a nominal fee, and a changing trattoria-style menu is also an option.

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 Wed-Thurs, 11:00 to 5:00pm, (last seating 3:30pm) Friday 12pm-7:00pm, (last seating 5:30pm) Sat-Mon 11am-5pm (last seating 3:30pm). The Library is 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, please contact Alyson  [email protected], Parties 10+ will have an added $50 table setup charge.

Personal picnics are not permitted in the Library 1821    

 

Fully vaccinated patrons, we no longer require a mask to be worn while talking to your server and moving around the room. 

 

     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 2019, 2014
  • Vermentino Reserve 2019 /  2017
  • Viognier Reserve 2019 
  • Fiano Reserve 2019 
  • Allegrante Rosé 2020
  • Philéo NV  
  • Paxxito 2017
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2019 
  • ​​Vertical Flight: Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014 / 2015 / 2016 Octagon 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2019, 1995 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Barbera Reserve 2019
  • Sangiovese Reserve 1997
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2018, 2013
  • Nebbiolo Reserve 2017, 2011
  • Merlot Reserve 2014
  • Octagon 2017 / 2014/ 2007     

 

September
2021
Nov
13
special feasts
Annual Truffle Feast
A four course truffle feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough in cooperation with truffle expert, Dr. Jeff Long. 7:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 13 Nov 2021 @ 7:00pm

Description

A four course truffle dinner paired with five Barboursville wines in the Piedmont Arcades, prepared by Chef Michael Clough 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
14
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A four course truffle feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 14 Nov 2021 @ 1:00pm

Description

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

 

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
21
vineyard events
Oyster and wine Sunday
Enjoy our vineyards views, and the freshly shucked treasures by the Chesapeake oysterman Eli Nickols from Sea Catcher Oyster farm, ($18 for a plate of 6). All our wines available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle. 11 am-4 pm
Nov
25
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 @ 1:00pm

Description

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
4
special feasts
The Octagon
Four course feast paired with rare Octagon Vintages, prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 7:00 pm
Date

Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 @ 7:00pm

Description

Join us for a spectacular feast of four courses, prepared by Chef Michael Clough, paired with a rare flight of four distinct vintages of Octagon.  $175 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
12
vineyard events
Oyster and wine Sunday
Enjoy our vineyards views, and the freshly shucked treasures by the Chesapeake oysterman Eli Nickols from Sea Catcher Oyster farm, ($18 for a plate of 6). All our wines available for purchase by the flight, glass or bottle. 11 am-4 pm
Dec
19
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A four course feast prepared by Chef Michael Clough. 1:00 pm
Date

Sunday, 19 Dec 2021 @ 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. 7:30 pm
Date

Friday, 31 Dec 2021 @ 7:30pm

Description

Celebrate the new year with a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines along with live Brazillian music from Beleza Duo, menu 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

No events scheduled for this month.

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