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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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


  • To complete our wine weekend, Sandra and I drove another two hours south down ... testing experience at the Barboursville Vineyards, home of the famous Octagon wine.  We had vertical tastings of Octagon, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc and Nebbiolo too.   We only bought a case of wine this time - including six bottles of the 2010 Octagon!  Tonight we ... Read More

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  • Today is Sandra's 54th birthday - one more year until she can retire at 55 ... opened a 2005 Octagon from Barboursville Vineyards.  Lots of wine flowing out here the past few day Read More

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  • You guys should attend this tasting.  We've been to Breaux, Sunset Hills and Barboursville vineyards.  Of those, Barboursville might be the best.  We still have Veritas and Afton Mountain on our 'to do' list.  Make sure you get a taste of Octagon from Barboursville. Read More

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  • Just got this from Adam Lee. Meeting up with eMark and Foxall Monday for ... ... ... Mountain Vineyards Barboursville Vineyards Thibaut-Janisson  Adam LeeSiduri Wines&nbs Read More

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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