Newly opened this past summer, The Barns (located in Hamilton, Virginia) is an easy drive from either Route 7 or Route 9. Because they have just planted their grapes, The Barns obtains their wine grapes from the Northern Virginia and Charlottesville area vineyards. Their wines include two whites and four reds.
Dan and I knew this was our next stop on the Virginia wine trail because we had recommendations come in from multiple people. There was an event the day we stopped in, but we were able to find a parking spot very easily.
The tasting room is an old, refinished barn that the owners restored themselves. It is a beautiful three-story building with open rafters and lots of windows facing the back lawn. I think my favorite feature of the building was the random license plates nailed to the floor. During our tasting, the server told us that they used them to cover up any small holes or ugly knots in the wood. Very creative!
We had a great time chatting with our server during our tasting. She was very friendly and eager to tell us all about the winery and the different wines. Among our favorites were the Viognier, the Meritage, and the Merlot.
Before heading off on our next adventure, Dan and I were able to speak with the owners and get permission to hide a VA Wine Trail geocache. You can find the geocache page here, and we hope you enjoy your visit to this beautiful winery!