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“Waiting for Columbus”

Sharp Rock Vineyards
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Sperryville
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Stayed at the B&B in the Carriage House mid week, so had a quiet time there. Place is rustic and you feel you have stepped away from the real world in a good way. We were off the grid! No cell coverage or Wifi. It was a nice feeling. Carriage house completely comfortable, the air conditioning was actually quieter than a Hampton Inn we had stayed at the night before. Breakfast was good fresh fruit and a fresh warm cinnamon cake that you eat in your cottage. Jimm the owner did it all and provided us great insight to the workings of the winery, and gave us a fresh pressed cup of chardonnay juice from a recent pressing that was fantastic. His wine catalog is mostly dry wines that are completely representative of that area of Virginia. Very good, and better pricing than larger winerys nearby that focus more on curb appeal. Would definitely visit again. Came back home to PA via Skyline drive and a small bear crossed the road in front of us in the middle of the day. So cool. Ate at Thortons, and visited Copper Fox Distillery (Get the Rye). Neat to have a small place like this where you have both the winery and BB in one stop for a reasonable price, along with a very friendly host.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This was a small winery and the tasting was conducted by the owner. I really enjoyed the experience because it was not an enormous place. I would definitely go back just to sit on the porch and look at the scenery. This is close to the Conyers House Inn and Stable.

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

A great location, great wines and a superb host make for a wonderful rustic, "unplugged" getaway. We've been several times now to the winery and B&B and will keep coming back for the quiet ambiance, wines and hospitality. Trek up Old Rag and come back and soak your feet in the Hughes River while quaffing Jimm's excellent Cab-based Virginia Rose; perfect for a summer day! Grill on the deck of the cottage, watching the sun sink over the mountains. Hike the Shenandoah NP trails. Catch up on your reading, and enjoy the wine dogs and wine cats...you'll be glad you did...

Thank jdunns
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Stop in, I was delighted with the uniqueness of wines but the real honey in this vineyard would be the views and nature's hospitality. Try the Cab Franc, a pretty unique style for VA wines and also one of the two rose wines. The winemaker has an adroit sense of humor and is most entertaining as well as knowledgeable, worth listening to. Want to stay there, but for now the wine and grounds are a blessing.

Thank anita p
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We loved this place! First, we climbed Old Rag Mountain about two years ago, and haven't been back since, and this vineyard is right at the base of the mountain. In fact, the owner told us that most of his visitors are hikers.

We showed up at 11 a.m. on a Saturday, and the owner greeted us and directed us up to the top of a barn (it used to be a hog barn). First, I love wine tastings in old barns. There's just something really special about it to me. The commercialized buildings just aren't as enjoyable.

The owner gave us nine tastings that day. All of the wines were very interesting. I am not a Chardonnay drinker, and I made my husband buy me a bottle. It was very smoky from the oak, and therefore, suitable for this red wine drinker. I also enjoyed the Rose Noir. The bottles were fairly priced, and we left with two bottles. As a side note, the tasting is $4 for eight delicious wines normally - a great price!

The owner was very friendly and sociable, and we had a great time talking with him and learning about his wine.

There is some seating inside the barn, but there was quite a bit outside on a covered patio and in the yard, overlooking the vineyards and the Old Rag. There was a little cat running around out there while we were taking some photos, and the cat was almost like a dog. He was running alongside of us and following us around with the loyalty of a dog. I was certain he was going to try to jump in our car with us when we left. My husband really enjoyed this.

We had a great time here, and we have already determined that we will be back in the future. Also, the winery has a bed and breakfast, so it would be fabulous to spend the day hiking Old Rag, and stay at the bed and breakfast/winery.

Great place. Great owner. Great views. Great wine. A must-visit Virginian vineyard.

Thank BlueEyedDutchGirl
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