With all the wineries I have been to, it is getting more and more challenging to find new, unexplored territory. Luckly, LivingSocial sends me coupons for lots of new, hidden vineyards!
Last week, I happened upon a fantastic coupon for the Winery at Bull Run. The $22 coupon got us two souvenir glasses, snacks, and store spending credit! Dan and I had already been planning to take my cousin Hannah to visit Barrel Oak, and since Winery at Bull Run was on the way, we added it on.
Right off of Route 29, Winery at Bull Run is a pretty stretch of property that is as rich in history as it is in beauty. I thought it was fantastic that the owners were able to salvage stones from the original house (which had burned down years ago) and reuse them in many places around the new facility. In addition to the stones and rough-cut rafters, my favorite feature was the big wide porch surrounding the tasting room. I have always had a special place in my heart for porches, especially when they are scattered with comfy, wooden rocking chairs. :)
The wine selection at Bull Run is a good mix of whites and reds, including a port-style dessert wine. My cousin and her boyfriend decided that the Delaney and the Chardonnay were their favorites, and my cousin got a glass of their delicious sangria to drink with our snack. Dan and I both enjoyed the Viognier and got glasses at the vineyard, as well as a bottle to take home. While we did not pick up any of the reds on this trip, I really liked the Norton, and Dan liked the Meritage. I am sure we will go back for bottles of each soon.
A few other notes about Winery at Bull Run:
- Be sure to take a look at the wine bottle glasses for sale in the shop area. Very reasonably priced!
- While dogs are not allowed right now, they are looking into adding a dog-friendly area.
- Check their events calendar for live music and special fundraisers
Winery at Bull Run was a fun, friendly visit. We enjoyed the wine and atmosphere, and we had a great time chatting with our server. Be sure to add it to one of your winery tours. We are already looking forward to our next trip.
PS: I did not write about our visit to Barrel Oak, but you can read an earlier review. Our recent visit was as wonderful as always, and Dan and I picked up multiple bottles of their Peanut.