Virginia Winery Reviews

vineyardI’ve been tasting wine in Virginia for over 20 years.  The growth and change in the Virginia wine industry has been spectacular, and I’ve had a front row seat.  These are my field trips to, and reviews of Virginia wineries. 

I’m often asked by friends (and friends of friends) to recommend a “good” Virginia winery.  I always hesitate to answer because “good” means different things to different people.  I tend to mentally rate wineries based first on the quality of the wines, then on other aesthetics like setting and service.  My own preference is for winemaking as craft, not an entertainment venue.

I have over 20 years of armchair wine tasting experience, but I do not work for (nor am I affiliated with) any Virginia Winery.  My palate and my opinions are mine.  All mine.

My four favorite wineries (and this changes from time to time, along with my mood) are:

  1. RdV Vineyards in Delaplane
  2. King Family Vineyards in Crozet
  3. Stinson Vineyards in Crozet
  4. Granite Heights Winery

Here’s the (slowly growing) list of Virginia wineries I’ve reviewed on this blog:

Albemarle Cider Works

Barboursville Vineyards

Casanel Vineyards

Chrysalis Vineyards

Early Mountain Vineyards

Granite Heights Winery

King Family Vineyards

Miracle Valley Vineyards

Molon Lave Vineyards

Naked Mountain Winery

Narmada Winery

North Gate Vineyards

Old House Vineyards

Paradise Springs Winery

Potomac Point Winery

Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery

RdV Vineyards

Stigma, Bias & Choice:  Tasting Blind at RdV Vineyards

Stinson Vineyards

Stone Tower Winery

The Winery at Bull Run

Stay tuned for additions and updates.



  1. Just discovered your blog and very much enjoy it! I love your Field Trip reviews! I live in VA area as well, and enjoy trying the many different wineries that the state has to offer. I just tried Pearmund Cellars and Fabbioli Winery last weekend. I highly recommend trying both of these places! Fabbioli, while having a $15 tasting fee, pairs each of their 7 tasting wines with food (vegetarian option available). Pearmund has a $10 fee and has just been awarded “Virginia’s Favorite Winery”. Let me know what you think!



    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. I live very close to Pearmund – have visited many times, just never gotten around to writing about it yet! I have not visited Fabbioli . . . it’s on my list, though! Cheers!!


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