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“The hired help needs a lesson in what service means.”

Grace Estate Winery
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Crozet
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: At Grace Estate Winery an old world family heritage blends a new world wine tradition with Virginia terroir. Visit our friendly tasting room. Enjoy the fruits of our labor and the beautifully intimate vineyard views. We host live music and a food truck every Friday night from 6:00 - 9:00 with select wines discounted by the bottle and glass. We also seasonally feature live music Saturday afternoons. A separate Wedding & Private Event Venue is available at the Grace mansion.
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Spent two days touring various wineries throughout the entire area only to be completely turned off by the total lack of service at Grace Winery. The views were outstanding but the service ruined that. We sat outside with friends and after the second wine the girl completely seemed to forget we were even there. To make matters worse, we wanted a cheese and cracker tray and all she could tell us was "we have some cheese and stuff like salami and different cheeses". When we ask her what kind her response was "I'm not sure but it is kind of like Boars Head". When we ask her to bring us some out, she brought a pack of cheese, a pack of crackers, and a type of Lunchable from a kids lunch and just set it on the table. We were left with a plastic knife trying to open a sealed cheese pack and salami. We actually had to go in and remind her twice to bring out our other tastings. Then to top off the day, we had kept glasses at every winery we had been at all day. Not here! Believe me, she had no problem staying right there after the last tasting to get our glasses. Grace, your service crew kept us from ever returning. To bad the service did not match the views.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The winery offers tastings until 5 PM, but you can always sample a bit before you buy a glass or bottle. Vendors are on site for additional food choices.
The estate offers a nice view towards the North and East, and offers music on Fridays. The grounds have a lot of room to let kids and dogs run around.

Thank Rahaal
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

What a place. Estate is definitely the right word!
As you pull off the main road - you can't believe that the winery is on top of the hill, but as you drive and drive and drive (watch for deer) you realize it is.

Despite the guides that say "by appointment only" - they are now open to all.

The view is nothing less than spectacular, and I'm only giving them 4 of 5 stars because the tasting room is a bit barren. I'll give them a pass as they've barely been open.

Tables and chairs adorn the large lawn that faces east and overlooks the vineyards.
Currently, it's Bring Your Own Food to the outside tables -- and I truly hope that they keep this practice going as it encourages people to stay and enjoy a bottle or two.... as we and several other groups of people were doing as such.

I agree with egoodell - soon people WILL discovery this new and opulent winery!

Service: Friendly and energetic
Tasting room: Basic
Wines: Surprisingly enjoyable
Food: Small selection
Parking: Ample on the grass
Ambiance: Open, friendly.
Grounds: Good experience the views for yourself (check out my pics!)

Recommendations:
> Need more than one bathroom stall for men & women
> Need to build a classy bar for the tasting room - perhaps a U shaped one that allows patrons to be in the middle, but having serving areas all around.
> Great logo! Need to brand it better. Perhaps some unique merchandise. Perhaps some unique wine glasses.
> Market the place for weddings!!

1  Thank COTraveller33
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

The wine is good, no question about it but the tasting room is primitive and rudely staffed. Very rudely and inadequately staffed! The view has lovely potential but you are pretty much treated with little regard, there is nothing available for purchase and we have been informed that the property owners are going to move the tasting site so that will nix the great view. My question is what are they hoping for and how do they expect to appeal to seasoned wine consumers? Why go here when just a few miles away there are at least 7 other lovely and gracious wineries with equally delicious choices. Just a thought...why waste the day?

Thank anita p
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We so enjoy tasting at Grace Estate Winery we hesitate to write a review as the crowds will start to discover it! The wines are wonderful - a great example of what the Charlottesville area has to offer. There are outside tables with umbrellas for picnics and beautiful sweeping vineyards for great photos.

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