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Philip Carter Winery
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Hume
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: For three centuries, our family has made our way of life in the rolling landscapes of Fauquier County, Virginia. We have proudly served as stewards of the Virginia Piedmont, a unique and special place enriched with cultural significance of sweeping historical importance. We invite you and your families to share these pastoral meadows, primordial forests, and gentle slopes lined with lush vineyards that we have called home for generations. Virginians have long identified themselves with the vine, have recognized its importance, and have consistently promoted a viable wine industry. As Virginians, grape and wine production is part of our collective cultural identity and heritage dating back as early as 1619 with the adoption of the Twelfth Act of the Original Acts of the Virginia General Assembly that required every landowner to plant and maintain ten vines. Today, what was once a dream of a few Founding Fathers has now become a reality for all to share and enjoy. Wine in moderation is an integral part of our family's heritage. At Philip Carter, our history is wine, and our future is to promote the gracious way of life through wine, art and culture. Philip Carter Winery offers the absolute perfect way for each and every person to enjoy the unique terroir and breathtaking beauty of Fauquier County. From a romantic walk through the Philip Carter vineyards to an elegant winemaker's dinner in our grand Cleve Hall or the perfect personalized, private group tasting in our King Carter suite overlooking the vineyards, our incredible family winery is sure to satisfy!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Via TravelZoo we got a good deal on tasting and picnic. Horrible day weather wise, but very nice tasting. Ben did a great job of narrating the history, how to etc during our tour. Picnic of sausage, crackers, cheese and chutney. In front of the fire place. Very nice. Good tasting for your money - opposed to many in our experience. They do have a couple of nice wines. Dogs are welcome, but outside only.

1  Thank Tasmandevil
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"wine club"
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"meat and cheese"
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"great wine"
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"wine trail"
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Really nice place to visit and a great place for a group of friends. Move wines and food is available plus horse shoes, corn hole and other games outside for free.

Thank Marc L
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I bought a deal from Travel Zoo that included a tour of the winery, a tasting, 2 wine glasses and a corkscrew, and a picnic basket with cheese/meat/blanket, etc for 2 people (only $35!!). We visited on a Sunday at the end of January. It was cold outside for sure, but the scenery is beautiful and will be even more beautiful when we go back in the summer! Lauren was our tour guide and did our tastings. She was wonderful! So funny and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back in the summer!

On a side note, you can find a lot of winery deals on Groupon and Travel Zoo. This gets you the best bang for your buck. I've already bought 3 more groupons for wineries in the area, and another one for Philip Carter that doesn't expire until November!

1  Thank Steffie1112
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

It had been a few years since our last visit. Met some friends who just moved in the area and wanted a winery close to their home. So, we met on a Saturday and had a horrible visit. Waited 15 minutes for someone to do our tasting. ( we were at the bar with glasses in hand). Couldn't get anyone to ring us up. Left without paying for tastings and the bottles we wanted to buy.
The rooms were loud, and the service was terrible.

1  Thank teresah146
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

PC is one of the oldest most respected wineries, and they uphold their reputation well. If you sign up for a tour and picnic, they take you on a a quaint but informative tour, have you come in for a tasting, and then give you a cheese/meat basket (blanket if its cold) and some excellent wines. Some are pricey, but worth it. They do have a wine club, but its a good $400/year or so but they send two bottles every other month and there are some events and private parties they will invite you to. Overall, a quality winery and an experience worth the drive.

Thank Kimberly C
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