Wine Tasting: 11 Wines, $14 per person
(First come first served, available only at the tasting bar)
Private Tasting: Reservation only. Entire selection offered, $25 per person
(Complimentary tasting glass included for all tastings, additional glasses $1.00 each)
*Reservations required for parties of 10 or more
*No shared tastings
Gift Cards are still available for purchase, please call the restaurant for further assistance
Wednesday - Monday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Subject to early closing for special events – see calendar for details.
Tasting room also available for private events.
The greatest vineyards in the world share one common trait: vines in balance. Through a combination of science and art, wine makers rigorously analyze and control a region’s key inputs, including sunlight, water, canopy, nutrients and crop load. The balanced vine yields a balanced grape, and so it begins.
At Upper Shirley Vineyards, we think of a great wine grape as a balance between complex flavors, sugars, acids and more.
We believe we stand the best chance of finding that elusive balance with our intentional lack of mechanization and by nurturing each individual vine, one at a time, as often as six times a year, all 12,000 of them.
Established in 2013, Upper Shirley Vineyards has 19 acres under vine with plans to expand. We diligently selected varieties of European vitis vinifera grapes to match our terroir.
Petit Verdot, a Bordeaux red grape valued for its spice and tannin in a blending role, has now become a successful single varietal here in Virginia.
Viognier, a Rhone Valley white grape, the official Virginia grape, has wonderful aromas of peach and pear.
Merlot, another of the five Bordeaux red grapes, ripens early and is softer in tannin than its blending partners.
Tannat, a lesser-known Basque red grape, is now making some of the most impressive wines in Virginia.
A RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY WINES TO SAVOR DURING EVERY OCCASION
For extra easy drinking, look to our #2 White, Rosé or #1 Red
Seeking a celebratory supplement? Our Sparkling Rosé and Blanc de Blanc have all the 'pop' you need
For more dressy or tasteful occasions, our Chardonnay and Viognier are ideal compliments
Our Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Verdot compliment all that is savory, from spicy braised eggplant to rockfish or a New York strip, and age wonderfully in the cellar
The Tannat and Zachariah are as good as they get, best for keeping cellared to parcel out during special occasions for years to come, though it can be difficult to make them last – these tasty two were winning awards as soon as they were bottled
WINE PURCHASES AVAILABLE ONLINE
* Shipment limited to the state of Virginia only*