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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • 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...

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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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  • Secret Santa 2015 was a success!  We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing.  Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Vermentino Reserve 2013

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    This crisp Italian white's an unusual varietal for this area and Barboursville's version has a slight tropical note to its predominately citrusy palate. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • I used to think I just didn't like wine, but after finding one made from my FAVORITE grape on earth, the scuppernong/muscadine that happened to be made near where I lived, I fell into a snuggly affair with that one, the Duplin Hatteras Red and decided to try a few more.  So far, the only other wine I've tried and liked enough to purchase again i... Read More

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  • Barboursville Octagon 2010

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    Easily the best red Virginia wine we've had. There's a hint of perfume on the nose from the cab franc and a bit of blackberry. The merlot stands out on the palate with its smooth mouthfeel and fine grained tannins. There is also a nice note of crushed black cherry along with other well integrated red and black fruit. Well balanced, with medium a... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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