Years ago, the first winery my husband and I visited was Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia. Since then we have continued to visit every chance we get. Both the owners and the winemaker are Italian, and the wines and decor reflect this. We visited last month and as always found the wine to be fantastic. Our favorites are the full-bodied reds: Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, and Barbera. We also enjoy Octagon, a blend of their finest grapes. Barboursville’s wines are served at events in Washington, D. C. and Octagon was served to Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Virginia a couple of years ago.
The vineyards and winery are located on an estate once owned by Governor Barbour whose home was designed by Thomas Jefferson. A fire destroyed the home, but the ruins remain. Visitors to the winery can enjoy a walk around the ruins, stay at the 1804 Inn, or dine at the Palladio Restaurant.
If you’re like me and enjoy visiting wineries, I recommend Barboursville Vineyards if you’re traveling in Central Virginia.This entry was posted in Travels by admin