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“Just Enough Wine For A Taste” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Keswick Vineyards

Keswick Vineyards
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Central Virginia Private Winery Tours and Dinner
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Owner description: Keswick Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery situated on the historic Edgewood Estate. Owners Al and Cindy Schornberg chose this land to produce their award winning wines because of its unique terroir and beautiful scenery. Winemaker Stephen Barnard's philosophy is to focus on quality instead of quantity and produce the best wines possible. He has garnered numerous awards for Keswick's wines including the Virginia Governor's Cup for the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and Best of Class for the 2008 Viognier. Other varietals produced include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Norton, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Touriga, and Verdejo.The tasting room is relaxing and inviting and is open daily for tastings from 9-5 excluding major holidays. During the summer, the tasting room will stay open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Arlington, Virginia
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“Just Enough Wine For A Taste”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Keswick Vineyards was our first stop on a recent wine tasting weekend. The tasting fee of $5 bought us sips (and I do mean sips) of eight wines. The samples provided at Keswick were, by far, the smallest I've had at any Virginia winery. All of the wines were quite drinkable, but none really stood out. The winery is quite proud of its Consensus red blend and the process by which it is made. (Keswick's wine club invites teams comprised of its members to the winery once a year for a contest where each team submits a blend of Keswick's reds to a blind tasting. The winning blend is used for the next Consensus bottling.) Our server was very friendly, but lacked a knowledge of the winery or wine industry that would allow her to answer more than basic questions. At the end of the tasting, we didn't feel compelled to buy anything and moved along to our next stop.

Visited May 2014
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Skip this winery - underwhelming customer service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Nice idyllic setting - a kind lady served us at the tasting room. She talked knowledgeably about the history of the vineyard. BUT, she did not wipe the counter or remove the trash from previous customers, forgot to serve us crackers, and when we asked, gave us the previous customers' leftovers, she actually pulled out a dirty napkin from the trash to wipe up a spill and crumbled cookie fell out onto the counter. She was supposed to give us 8 wines to taste, but forgot 2. We reminded her that we had not tasted the entire list. The glasses for tasting are all stacked up neatly above the counter but they have dust on them. You can guess that we did not make a purchase. While visiting other wineries, the purchases were in sturdy boxes - Keswick puts the bottles in plastic bags - good luck making it home in 1 piece. Wines are twice the price of a good Spanish wine and not nearly as good. Not going back.

Visited May 2014
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“a wonderful time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

beautiful grounds. greats wines. a must see. The volunteers are wonderful and treat everyone very well. We had a great time in our tasting,

Visited April 2014
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“Great Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

I stopped at this winery on my way home from traveling for the weekend. I arrived at 4:50pm, 10 minutes before closing. The tasting room had clearly already been cleaned. However it was not an issue. They were more than happy to serve me. Unfortunately I have been to establishments where that is not the case.

The wine was great. I loved the chocolate Norton sauce and Viognier. I will definitely visit again and recommend this winery to others.

Visited March 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Having Been to Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, I would rate this much better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

The is family owned - they operate it and work very hard. This one is rated one of the better ones in VA. - It is close to Charlottesville and is a very nice drive. The wine is priced right, the servers are excellent - If you go there always get the Consensus Wine. It is the ones their guests mix and chose, They are more customer oriented than any one I have ever visited - I give them an A++++

Visited January 2014
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