Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

(540) 456-8400 9423 Batesville Road
Afton, VA 22920
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Family owned and operated, Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery lies in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge, in the shadow of Afton Mountain. Years ago, while stationed in the small city of Bad Kreuznach, Germany on the banks of the Nahe River, Paul and Ruth Gorman discovered a passion for the Riesling wines that were crafted with care in the little vineyards surrounding the town. It was then and there that they decided to add their own vineyard to their retirement plans. In 1985, Paul retired from the army, and they moved to their farm in Afton, which they called Cardinal Point. Their first order of business was to install the first four acres — two acres each of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon — on what is now Cardinal Point Vineyard. While eldest son John oversaw the renovation of the old farmhouse on the property, daughter Sarah and youngest son Tim tended the vines while home from school during the summers. Tim took over as full-time Vineyard Manager in 1989, and has grown the Vineyard to 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...

  • 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...

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  • Cardinal Point Winery Cab F Vio 2012

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    Interesting blend of a red and a white together. Very, very fruity with a sweet aroma and a palate to match. Raspberries and cherries. Light and bright easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • While traveling through Napa Valley last month I noticed that all the Vineyards I visited had roses planted around their crops. They're planted and watched closely for any early signs of infestation on the land. They monitor the Roses closely and upon early signs of problems, protective measures are taken to make sure the grape vines receive a s... Read More

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  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Quattro 2007

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  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Quattro 2007

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    Love this wine. I usually stock up and only open a bottle for special gatherings. Since I now live abroad now, I usually have a friends from back home bring me a bottle when they visit! Read More

    Wine review by Grapegrrrl


  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Franc 2007

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  • I'm hoping the Snooth community can help me out with some recommendations. I've have had a couple Argentinian Malbec and Malbec blend wines in the last couple of months that I really enjoyed and I was hoping that I could get some recommendations to expand what I've tried. I'm looking up to $50 but realistically more in the $15 to $30 range. L... Read More

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  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Rockfish Red 2007

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    This is one of the best reds virginia has to offer. We always get a bottle when we see it's available. Read More

    Wine review by dshadow13


  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Quattro 2007

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    LOVE IT! Disappointing though that the 2008 is not as delicious as the 2007 but I would rate it a 'really like it'. Read More

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  • Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Nouveau Red Rouge 2008

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