Magnolia Vineyards

Magnolia Vineyards
Last Visit: 
July 2017

We came across this winery by accident in 2015 while taking a wander in the Virginia countryside. The tasting room interior appeared to be under construction back then and it still has that look. The owners are planning a new, nearby stand-alone tasting room. New wineries are great to visit as they are trying to establish their public identity, often after a few years of producing grapes and wine away from public view. Your visit can help as they create a persona.

The grounds of Magnolia are spacious and have a lot of potential for a relaxing outdoor escape. The tasting room was pet and children friendly which we appreciate (not that our cats like travel). On the day we visited there were two resident dogs. There is the occasional live music entertainment.

The wines were nice. The Black Walnut White is a interesting blend, they refer to it as a "Witch's brew" consisting of Vidal Blanc (51%), Tramminette (23%), Petit Manseng (16%), Chardonnary (5%), Viognier (3%) and Riesling (2%). Both the 2012 and 2013 vintages were tasty! The 2012 went quite well with the Havarti Dill Cheese they paired ti with; the 2013 had notes of grapefruit and nectarine (that's what Donna noticed - others may have a different experience.)

Also enjoyed the Hawkins Run Red (2011 & 2012) - this is their red blend and Donna enjoyed both years. The blend for each year is different - 2011 is Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot (47.5% each) with just a touch (5%) of Cabernet Franc. The 2012 includes Petit Verdot & Merlot (20% each) with Cabernet Sauvignon (33%) and Cabernet Franc (28%). Both tasty - Donna picked up a hint of nutmeg in the 2011 and enjoyed the 2012 with chocolate.

All the wines are available by the glass for enjoying onsite. The tasting fee includes the glass as a souvenir of your visit.

Wine Club?: 
Yes
Tasting Fee: 
$7.00
Hours Open: 
Saturday, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Location

Magnolia Vineyards
200 Viewtown Road
20106 Amissville , VA
United States
Virginia US