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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Viognier

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

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  • We did a vertical red wine tasting at Barboursville Vineyards yesterday.  Two hour drive south from our home in Springfield, Virginia but worth it.  Saturday has the bigger crowds but Sunday is more relaxed, so this was the right day to do it.  We had our friend Lynn with us and then she stayed over for a pasta dinner.  We opened a special bottl... Read More

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  • Every day is a good day to relax when you're retired.  That being ... ... from Virginia, namely the Barboursville Vineyards Octagon and Muse Vineyards Calliope.  We do love the Octagon wine, and there are many in our wine cellar.  Muse won the Virginia Governor's Cup a few years ago with one of their other red wines.  Both wines were good but ... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... the ... VA, and founded Barboursville Vineyards. Today, Virginia is home to seven AVAs, over 275 wineries and 330 vineyards with nearly 4,000 acres under vine. The local wine industry contributes $1.37 billion to Virginia’s economy and over 8,000 jobs. Virginia... Read More

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  • Once I was home and relaxing last night - watching Terminator 2 for the 20th ... ... nice Cabernet Franc from Barboursville Vineyards and enjoyed a glass.  It's pretty good for a Virginia wine. : Read More

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  • Sandra and I needed to head down south to Charlottesville, Virginia this week ... Wednesday with time to visit Barboursville Vineyards before heading to our B&B (The Inn at 400 West High).  We arrived at this first winery and I think we were the only people there to taste wines.  In past years, we were there with at least a hundred people - th... Read More

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  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More

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  • This past Memorial Day weekend continued with Rolling Thunder on Sunday ... ... know the 2010 Nebbiolo from Barboursville Vineyards was good too.  We decanted both of the Read More

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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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  • 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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