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“Worth the ticket. Been a few times in last 3 years. ”
Review of RdV Vineyards

RdV Vineyards
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Delaplane
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Owner description: RdV Vineyards is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the historic town of Delaplane. Thomas Jefferson, a native of Virginia and founding father of our nation, was also a "man of the soil," an avid viticulturist who dreamed of creating a "great American wine based on a French model." Today, Jefferson's vision is a reality at RdV. Bordeaux grapes, planted on a granite hillside, producing wines that marry the elegance of Bordeaux with the bold spirit of California. RdV Vineyards is open to the public for Tours & Tastings at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Thursday through Sunday. To reserve a Tour & Tasting with us, you may do so through our website or by contacting us at the winery. RdV wines are available for purchase at the winery, and through our online store with the option to pick up or ship. If you have any further questions about visiting us or our Ambassador Membership Program, please feel free to contact us. We hope that you enjoy our wines!
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting tour, lovely setting and great wines. Finished up with a small charcuterie plate in a comfortable modern living room.

Thank Boodus
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We visited once before, a couple of years ago, with a group of friends and our spouses for Valentine's Day and that visit was AMAZING! So, when we had a special occasion to celebrate recently, RdV was a perfect choice!

We really enjoy wine and love visiting wineries for the wine, to learn how each winery does everything from growing grapes to making their wine and RdV's staff does a great job explaining their winemaking process, their vision and how important each step of the process is.

From reading various reviews, we see where folks give reviews without any care for this, they're simply looking for a place for their group to party and drink - This is NOT the winery for party groups! Don't go if that's what you seek! They require reservations for a reason.

If you want to learn about wine, enjoy a 1.5 to 2 hours tour and tasting experience, this is your place!

The wines are incredible too! There's a reason they're featured in national wine magazines. The venue is amazing, beautiful and they do a nice job pairing the wines they offer for tasting with really nice boards, loaded with tasty treats.

Look forward to going back and joining their membership as well!

1  Thank J E
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This winery is by appointment only and only makes red wines. It is $50 to do a tour and a tasting, but it seems that they think they are all that. They informed me to get there early as they started promptly at 11 with the tour but as friends of one of the employees were late getting there we started late. The tour was a standard one if you have ever toured a winery before and while we were touring with one of the makers of the wine, it was a informative but not worth 50 USD. They only let you taste two of the 2013 wines and have a few things to snack on wth the tasting. I am not a red fan or a Boudreaux red fan in the least. But for 50 bucks you would think you would get more than two wines to taste. The bottles of wine start at 50 and go up from there and their wine club is $550 a year. I will not be back and I don't recommend unless you like Boudreaux reds.

2  Thank jehenson81
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited with another couple. We loved it. Great wine, great tour, beautiful place and Abbey, our guide was so informative. At $50 per person, it seems pricey but the wines are very good, they greet you with a glass of champagne, you get a cheese a charcuterie board with your tastings, and she even offered tastings of another year. We spent the entire 90 minutes there and enjoyed every minute. Reservations are required so be sure to plan ahead.

Thank NancyLeeR
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to RDV was in October 2015 for a tour and after several other visits, we returned in September 2016 with a friend before a wedding.

If you have a serious appreciation for red wine and want to try the best Virginia has to offer, you must visit. RDV is a gem in a region where not all wineries are equal, and not all wine is worth drinking. They have selected their site and the types of grapes grown extremely carefully, whereas many other Virginia wineries often attempt 8-10 varietals but typically only produce a couple that are worth the price per bottle (compared to wines you can get from California, France or South America for the same price).

The wine is not inexpensive and the tours must be arranged in advance, so this is not the place to bring the party bus. But the tour is fascinating and you will learn a lot about winemaking, from the selection of the vineyard site to the storage (including a tour of the caverns below, which was one of the highlights!) The tour includes selections of their wine served with a charcuterie plate.

We were so impressed we became members on the spot. Membership comes with a purchase of a minimum 6 bottles of wine (on the spot). With membership we could return at any time to share a bottle of wine on the beautiful property and relax for the afternoon. And we have on many occasions.

Thank TracyVA_11
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