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“Waited forever for mediocre wines”

North Gate Vineyard
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Vienna, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Waited forever for mediocre wines”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I went with a group of four girlfriends to visit some of the wineries in February and this was one of our stops. When we arrived, we were greeted very nicely by one of the staff members, who was getting ready to set things up and told us it would only be a few minutes. Not a big deal, wineries get busy around here. However, we waited at least 15 minutes, AND another group of the same or larger size that came in after us got started on the tastings before us. You can pair the tastings with truffles, but North Gate should rethink the pricing strategy. It is cheaper to buy truffles separately than to get them as part of the wine tasting. Theoretically you would want to offer this as some type of deal, rather than making hte price higher for an add-on. Sadly, the wines didn't make up for our unsatisfactory experience, so I will not be back (the truffles were good). I wish North Gate all the best in remedying both their service and the quality of their products!

Visited February 2014
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Seaford, Delaware
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wish we lived closer!”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

North Gate Vineyard is a treasure. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It is a winery where you can order a glass of wine, sit by the beautiful floor to ceiling fireplace and relax at the end of the day, or enjoy time with friends. We had been wine tasting at different locations that day, North Gate was our last stop and it was the highlight of our day. We enjoyed a wine/ chocolate tasting with Dave. He not only offered information about the various wines, but also suggested places to visit in the area ( we are from out of state ) along with wonderful stories about the history of the area. The wines are wonderful. The chocolates are delectable. Dave was interesting and very witty. He is, hands down, the type of person that you want behind the tasting bar when you visit a winery. We only wish we lived closer, we would be frequent visitors of North Gate Vineyard.

Visited February 2014
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Manassas, Virginia
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stopped on a sunny January day. The tasting room is spacious and bright. They are using amazing green technology. All of their wines have merit. A good winter stop. Would love to return in warmer weather.

Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Best winery on our tour!”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We did an informal winery tour of this region, and our favorite experience was at North Gate. One of the owners led our tasting, and she was lovely to chat with about the history of their winery and what the whole wine region is like. The wines were excellent, too! She even shared a reserve bottle with us in the tasting as a special treat. Definitely check out North Gate if you want to try some of the best of Virginia wines.

Visited September 2013
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Purcellville, VA, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“North Gate rocks!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Vickie and Mark, the owners, are the most gracious hosts. Their wine wins many awards and their tasting room is spacious and inviting. We have taken foreign guests there to be treated to a tasting by Karol, who was so friendly and knowledgeable about the different wines.

Visited July 2013
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