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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  • My family and I are brand new to wines, having bought a couple of books and deciding to make a bit of an adventure out of this. We live in a smallish town and haven't been able to find a good local wine shop, so we sort of started in our grocery stores. It's been a bit overwhelming, a bit expensive, and finally kind of frustrating trying to find... Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2009

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    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • Barboursville Vineyards Muscat Blend Monticello Phileo 1999

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    Purchased in Virginia while visiting family. To the best of my knowledge this is not widely available outside of Virginia, but if you find it, it is worth trying. It is not too sweet and can easily be paired with a meal or will stand up alone. Read More

    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Virginia 2007

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    We had a bottle of the 2009 vintage in our cellar that we brought back from a trip to Charlottesville last summer.Paired it with a Food and Wine recipe for Scallops with Bacon and Grapefruit. It has rich pear and passion fruit flavors with a touch of grapefruit over nice minerality and herbal undertones. Complex and interesting as the wine fills... Read More

    Wine review by Manoavino


  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Orange County 2008

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    My personal fav. 2007 is the best 2009 also great Read More

    Wine review by aywhall


  • Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Orange County Reserve 2009

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    Nose and palate like a Chinon. Very French style. Nice and very tasty!94 pts.-Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Barboursville Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Orange County Brut NV

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    This is a Prosecco style sparkling with a nice acidity and fine bubbles. There is a hint of fruit on the finish maybe sour apple that rounds out to a lingering pear taste. Read More

    Wine review by Jazzyjasmine


  • Barboursville Vineyards Rosé Blend Orange County Rosato NV

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    A perfect wine for any meal or as a stand alone as well. Moderately priced, a very smooth wine with a great taste. Love it! Read More

    Wine review by saunders8


  • If you could go anywhere in the world in November for a wine themed vacation, where would you go?  And why?  Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2009

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    In celebration of Irene gone, power back on and beautiful day opened a ... ... opened a delicious bottle of Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia Pinot Grigio. Wine is true Italian style made by their wonderful Italian winemaker Luca Paschina. It's full of apple, pear and a hint of pineapple. Should go perfectly with my linguine alle vongole dinne Read More

    Wine review by Grape Occasions


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