Barboursville Vineyards

(540) 832-3824 17655 Winery Road PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
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Defying the unanimous advice of government officials, land owners, and bankers to plant tobacco at Barboursville, Gianni Zonin -- 6th generation heir to a family wine enterprise active since 1821 in the Veneto -- acquired this plantation in 1976 with the seemingly ridiculous expectation of creating a vineyard. Jefferson had attempted this, persistently into the 19th Century at Monticello, always failing to achieve a single harvest. In 2006, on the occasion of celebrating the winery’s 30th anniversary as “setting the standard” for a region now populated by more than 100 vineyards, Gianni and Silvana Zonin opened a new wine museum at Barboursville, looking back upon centuries of Italian viticulture, and a barrel aging room for Octagon, where the history of their creation of the estate that gave birth to a new wine region is laid out upon the walls in illustrated chapters, culminating in the validation of Octagon, itself, as the crowning achievement of Virginia viticulture. Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Today I got up early enough for the monthly 'Bikes & Breakfast ... ... 2008 Octagon bottles from Barboursville Vineyards down near Charlottesville VA.  My arms are tired but a good weekend overall.  I actually preferred the Pinot Noir over this Bordeaux-style blend today.  It is a very good Pinot Noir and that's why we belong to their wine clu Read More

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  • Some of the Virginia wineries don't submit their wines to the competition - ... 2009 Cabernet Franc from the Barboursville Vineyards down near Charlottesville, VA.  This is the same winery where Octagon comes from.  The 2013 release of this wine just won the silver medal at the 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup competitio Read More

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  • Hot off the presses, Virginia just announced the winners for the 2016 Virginia Governor's Cup.  At the top of the heap is the 2014 Kenswick Vineyards Cabernet Franc.  I wonder if there will be any bottles left to try.... Read More

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  • Thanks for the suggestions and information guys.  I do think the wine was ... 1990's Cab Franc from Barboursville Vineyards, the one that was pretty musky at first .  After a few hours it got better to Read More

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  • Just got home from a nice evening in Washington DC (see Weekend Wines for ... ... 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Barboursville Vineyards in the southern part of Virginia.  I know it needs time in a decanter so we'll do that tomorrow with the 1/2 remaining in the bottle.  I'll just swish this around a bit at my desk for tonight.  Very decent wine... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards is 1 3/4 hours south of us.  We were there last weekend for the Autumn Vertical Tasting event.  You need to head over there soon.  The Chateau Morrisette Sweet Mountain Laurel sounds interesting.  Glad you like it. Read More

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  • We had a nice day traveling down to the Charlottesville VA area to visit the Barboursville Vineyards today.  We brought our friend Lynn, the lady that had recently broken both her wrist and ankle.  She is doing much better now, about two months after the accident.  We did the Autumn Vertical tasting which covered several of their prime wines, in... Read More

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  • We are heading south down to the Charlottesville VA area today to visit Barboursville Vineyards for their Autumn Vertical Tasting event.  It's raining today but the event is inside so no-problem-o.    Yesterday we picked up our allocation of wine from RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, VA.  The release party was lots of fun and we met several new peopl... Read More

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  • Terrance - here are some others you might want to try.Milbrandt, Chateau St. Michelle and A-Z produce them in WA and they're all under $20Joel Gott produces one in Oregon and there are other producers, like WillaKenzie that are relatively easy to find. You could try Seven Hills if you can find it.People have mentioned some from CA - J Vineyards ... Read More

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  • Anyone can suggest a good pinot grigio under $20 I normally buy cavit Read More

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  • Two of Barboursville's wines have been selected to be part of the coming, 2009 Presidential Inauguration Celebration: The '06 Cabernet Franc, Reserve, and the '05 "Octagon". They're two outstanding examples of how far Virginia Reds have come, as well as where they're headed.

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