Grapevine & Vintner Profile, Wining & Dining

Virginia Winery Visitors Pick Favorite Tasting Rooms

The results are in! Subscribers to the OFFICIAL VIRGINIA WINE LOVER voted for their favorite winery tasting room based on criteria including friendliness of tasting room staff, attractive-ness of location, staff knowledge of wine, proximity of winery and price of tasting.

The Official Virginia Wine Lover is an online publication that reaches some 50,000 subscribers monthly, including wine festival attendees, visitors to wineries and tasting rooms and a targeted list of Virginia wine enthusiasts. Over 5,000 votes were cast in the Tasting Room competition, and to assure accuracy and fairness, all duplicate entries were removed before the final count.

Chateau Morrisette Winery took top prize among Virginia 250+ wineries. Located along the crest of the Blue Ridge at 3,500 feet above sea level in beautiful Floyd County, the winery is just a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette features 38 acres of estate vineyards, a 33,000 square foot cellar and inviting tasting room, as well as a four-star restaurant. Following closely behind Chateau Morrisette were the following winery tasting rooms (listed in alpha order):

  • Barboursville Vineyard, Barboursville
  • Cooper Vineyards, Louisa
  • Doukenie Winery, Purcellville
  • Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison
  • First Colony Winery, Charlottesville
  • Hill Top Barry Farm & Winery, Nellysford
  • Pearmund Cellars, Broad Run
  • Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, Stafford
  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Afton


The Official Virginia Wine Lover™ is designed to support and promote Virginia wines, the people who make them and those who enjoy them. Each month the electronic newsletter directs readers to festivals and events, featured wineries and travel destinations across the Commonwealth.

For additional information or to subscribe, visit the website at, or call Frank Britt at 434-385-0600.

Written by: Frank Britt
Publisher Official Virginia Wine Lover e-Newsletter “THE Source for Virginia’s Wine news.” (Complimentary to OTC readers).

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