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What are your hours?
12:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Thursday. We’re open 11 ’till 9:00pm Fridays, 11am till 8pm on Saturdays & 11-6 on Sundays. We do have occasional special evening hours listed at the website, events calendar and in our weekly emails. There are occasional closings for private evening parties, but these are rare.
Can we reserve a table?
Yes, we have prepaid reserved seating indoors and on our Piedmont Patio, which offer seating for up to 8 guests. The reservation link is at the top of our home page. No reservation, first come first seated outdoors for parties up to 25 maximum in your party. We also limit everyone to one table only. There is also always seating at our seat yourself hillside blanket area. Finally, we have private reserved seating areas for up to about 36 folks for that special gathering.
May we bring/eat our own food?
Yes, we encourage you to bring a picnic and sit-a-spell! We host wonderful food vendors Fridays through Sundays as well. PLEASE NOTE: ABC laws prohibits the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages not sold at our location, this includes wine or beer purchased from other local wineries and breweries.
May we bring our dogs?
Absolutely! We just ask that they remain on a fixed and non-retractable leash and the other end of that leash is attached to a human. 🙂
(Dogs in a good mood and good health tend to enjoy their visit to wine country more than those with a case of the cranky-pants)
May we tour the wine-making cellars?
Not at this time due to Covid restrictions. Sorry because the heart of the house is where all the magic happens. ASAP we will again encourage you to take a tour of our wine making cellars and you might even run into a wine maker or two while you’re down there!
Do I need a reservation for a wine tasting?
We now offer a limited number of very special reserved Tasting Experiences. Pleasee click on the “Experiences” link at the top of the page. We also offer flites of 4 wines for you to enjoy.
Do you offer guided tours?
Look for them coming soon on our Experiences Page.
May we go into the vineyard?
It depends on the time of year. We need to protect our grapes and vines throughout the year. You can ask a manager when you visit if this is a possibility during your visit.
What other vineyards are close by?
Three Fox, Arterra, Naked Mountain, Philip Carter, Rappahannock Cellars, Delaplane Cellars, Hume Vineyards, Cobbler Mountain, ….well, you get the point. There are nearly 270 wineries and vineyards in Virginia, many of which are just a few minutes from us!
Where can we get a good meal?
If you want something closer, in Marshall you have Field & Main, great sandwiches at The Whole Ox and also the Red Truck Bakery as well as great food at Joe’s Pizza, Foster’s, Old Salem Restaurant and the Marshall Diner. , The Front Porch, The Rail Stop or Girasole are in the Plains. Denim & Pearls, Black Bear Bistro, or Claire’s at the Depot are in Warrenton. The Ashby Inn is in Paris, Upperville brings you Hunter’s Head; Middleberg the Goodstone Inn & Harriman’s at The Salamander Inn. There is also Faang Thai or Molly’s Irish Pub in Warrenton.
May we take an opened bottle home with us in the car?
Are all the grapes from your vineyard?
Yes, most are. Our first estate harvest was in Fall 2009. Our wines are made primarily from our grapes. however, some are also sourced from grapes purchased at small family vineyards located throughout Virginia. And our Syrah and Albarino are made here from grapes sourced in Washington state.
Is the wine made on the property?
Can we bring my shower/reception/business meeting/etc., here?
We do private events which meet our Covid mandated requirements. Please visit our reservations page for more information or call us at 540-364-6402 x1.
What grapes do you grow on the property?
We have 11 varietals on the property. Traminette, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Chambourcin, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Norton, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are producing fruit for our wines. Depending on our harvest, the grapes we grow meet about half of our expected production needs each year.
How many cases of wine do you produce?
We opened with 2800 cases in 2008. We have increased production as the demand for our wine has increased (Thank you BOW customers!). Our current production is about 6,500 cases a year. Our production is impacted by fluctuations in grape harvests which can be affected by weather or pests, so it does vary year to year.
How many grapes do you need to make wine?
One to one and one half vines producing about two and a half pounds of grapes in every bottle of wine. That means a ton gives us about 800 bottles or 60 – 65 cases of wine. We get roughly 200 cases from each acre.
How long have you been in business?
The first planting was April 2007. The winery opened its doors in May of the following year. Everything that you see here has been done since then.