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 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
Sunday
11:00am - 5:00pm

Library 1821

Friday
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
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 $20.00

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.
 

April 2017 Tasting List                       Spring Vertical Tasting   4/8 & 4/9     11am-4:30pm  $40 per person

  • Brut Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage/Vintage 2000
  • Brut Rosé Cuvée 1814 Non-Vintage
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015
  • Vermentino Reserve 2015
  • Viognier Reserve 2015
  • Vintage Rosé 2015
  • Philéo and Paxxito 2013
  • Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013
  • Barbera Reserve 2015/2010/1994
  • Petit Verdot Reserve 2013
  • Octagon 2004/ 2007/ 2010/ 2012 /2013  - As an option, these 5 Vintages can be compared in one flight, $35.00 

 

 

 

March
2017
Apr
8
Spring Vertical Tasting
Date

Saturday, 8 Apr 2017 @ 11:00am

Description

Welcome to this rare opportunity, focusing on valuable older vintages, along with our traditional sampling of new Octagon from barrel. Caromont Farm will present award-winning artisanal cheeses and fresh breads from Paladio Restaurant will refresh the palate.

$40 per person, no reservation required.

Location

Piedmont Arcades

Apr
16
special feasts
Easter Celebration
Five Course Luncheon Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford at 1:00pm
Date

Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 @ 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 Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Apr
22
special feasts
An Evening with Morels
Four Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford and Guest Chef in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long
Date

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 @ 7:00pm

Description

Enjoy Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar and a four course feast paired with six Barboursville wines in the Piedmont Arcades, prepared by Spencer Crawford and a Guest Chef in cooperation with wild mushroom expert Dr. Jeff Long. 
$135 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

May
14
special feasts
Mother's Day Celebration
Five course lunch prepared by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Sunday, 14 May 2017 @ 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 service.
Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923

Jun
4
special feasts
Vermentino Reserve Celebration
Four Course Feast by Guest Chef Dean Maupin, Chef/owner from C & O Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA.
Date

Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with Barboursville wines including the 2016 Vermentino Reserve, prepared by Guest Chef Dean Maupin from   C&O Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
$110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Aug
20
special feasts
Petit Verdot Reserve Celebration
Four Course Feast by Guest Chef Melissa Close-Hart , Junction Restaurant, Charlottesville VA
Date

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a four course feast paired with five Barboursville wines, to release the 2015 Petit Verdot Reserve prepared by Guest Chef Melissa Close-Hart   Junction Restaurant, Charlottesville VA
$110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848  

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Sep
16
special feasts
Italian Harvest Feast
Five Course Feast by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi and Shannon Overmiller
Date

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 @ 1:00pm

Description

Enjoy a traditional five course feast paired with Barboursville wines, prepared by Guest Chefs Cesare Lanfranconi and Chef Shannon Overmiller. 
$110 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Oct
28
Autumn Vertical Tasting
Date

Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 @ 11:00am

Description

Welcome to this rare opportunity, focusing on valuable older vintages, along with our traditional sampling of new Octagon from barrel. Caromont Farm will present award-winning artisanal cheeses and fresh breads from Paladio Restaurant will refresh the palate.

$40 per person, no reservation required.

Location

Nov
11
special feasts
Annual Truffle Dinner
Four Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 @ 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.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Nov
12
special feasts
Annual Truffle Lunch
A great Truffle feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 @ 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
23
special feasts
Thanksgiving Celebration
Five Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 @ 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 Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
9
special feasts
The Octagon
Four Course Feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 @ 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  Brut and canapés in the Octagon Cellar. 
$160 per person, all inclusive.  Reservation required.  540-832-7848

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

Dec
17
special feasts
Christmas Lunch Celebration
A five course feast by Chef Spencer Crawford
Date

Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 @ 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
Date

Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 @ 7:30pm

Description

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

 

 

 

 

 

Location

17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923

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