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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  • I have my two experiences to add, but neither one was myself or Sandra breaking ... ... red wines down at the Barboursville Vineyards in the southern part of Virginia last year - October actually.  It was a fun event with lots of food and decent pours.  I was standing at a table near the counter where they were selling bottles, and suddenly I ... Read More

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  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve 2012

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    Very interesting, but not quite my cup of tea. The earth and dirt flavors are overpowering. I'd prefer to see a little more balance. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by cmmidlo


  • Barboursville Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Monticello Octagon 2009

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    Recently awarded the top prize at the Virginia Governor's Cup. Significant oak aging offers strong structure. VERY firm, but not overpoweringly tannic. Would love to see how this develops with age. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Monticello Reserve 2010

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    Rich nose with red fruit and vanilla. Very smooth on palate with gradually developing tannins and a touch of spice towards the finish. True Virginia terroir -- unmistakably Barboursville. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barboursville Vineyards Merlot 2009

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    Verrrry well balanced acidity and tannins. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County 2008

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    Tasted alongside their 2009 Merlot and preferred the Merlot at first, but while I didn't love the thinner body and strong black licorice notes of this Cab...I find myself still thinking fondly of it a week later. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Monticello Reserve 2008

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    Brick red color. LOTS of dried fig on both the nose and the palate. Very strong tannins send the wine off with a bang. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


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