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Barboursville Vineyard

//Barboursville Vineyard

Established in 1976 by Gianni Zonin, whose family has been producing wines throughout Italy since 1821, Barboursville Vineyards is dedicated to growing estate-bottled wines of European heritage which merit comparison with the finest wines of their kind, grown anywhere in the world.

Occupying the estate of James Barbour, Virginia’s Governor during the War of 1812, Barboursville is a welcoming destination for its array of superb vintages, its casually elegant Palladio Restaurant, its 1804 Inn and Vineyard Cottages, and for its historic landmark plantation Ruins of the mansion Thomas Jefferson designed for Governor Barbour, within a serene private park.

Winemaking Philosophy

Situated on the broad, rolling plateau and foothills of the Southwest Mountains in the Virginia Piedmont, running parallel with the Blue Ridge to the west, our 900 acres occupy soils of varying mixes of clay and alluvial calcareous deposits, with sloping exposures of even greater variety. In the temperate mid-Atlantic weather of our growing region, this estate presents the viticulturist with a dynamic mosaic of growing conditions. Some years favor one planting site for a given varietal, such as Cabernet Franc, and other years favor another in the same varietal. The resulting engagement with the vines is exceptionally active and verifies the truism that the human hand, learned, seasoned, and schooled by many previous vintages, must be incorporated in any conception of “terroir.”

Winemaker: Luca Paschina

Wines Typically Available:
Expansive list of estate grown wines available for sampling and purchase. Full details on Barboursville’s website.

Flagship wines include: Octagon (a Bordeaux blend), Cabernet Franc, and Nebbiolo.

Hours & Tasting Fees:
Main Tasting Room Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Tasting fee: $7/person for tasting of current vintages. Winery tours are free and run hourly on weekend days.

Library Room Tasting Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm
Pricing starts at $20 and varies by wines tasted and food pairings.

Group Policy:
Special group tours and events – contact: 540-832-3824

Event Policies:
Public: Special vertical and library wine tastings. Winemaker dinners.

Private: Space available for private event and wedding rentals.

Food Available:
No outside food allowed in tasting room.

Library Tasting Room:
A seasonal selection of charcuterie and cheeses are available for purchase.

Palladio Restaurant:
Alessandro Medici, Dining Room Manager
(540) 832-7848
Lunch: Wed-Sun, Noon to 2:30pm
Reservation Recommended
Dinner: Fri-Sat, 6:30 to 9:00pm
Reservation Required
Annual Closing, month of January

Pet Policy: Leashed dogs allowed in main tasting room. Dogs not allowed in library tasting room.

Kid-friendly: yes

Barboursville Vineyards
PO Box 136
17655 Winery Road
Barboursville, Va 22923

Directions from the Inn on Poplar Hill : From Main Street take Route 20 South to Route 33; East 1/3 mile, follow signs just south of intersection of Route 20.

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Inn on Poplar Hill

278 Caroline Street Orange, VA 22960 540-672-6840


Well behaved, supervised children are welcome. We have a large selection of games and other distractions to keep them busy. We do ask that you let us know in advance if you plan on bringing young ones with you. The Magnolia room is the best choice for a family room. It has a King Bed and a matching twin with a hidden trundle bed. We charge $25 per night for each additional guest. Please note, unsupervised children will be given a cookie and a free kitten.