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Wineries that will ship?

dintysue Apr 5, 2010 05:39 PM

I want to send a gift to someone and would love to have it come from a VA winery but an admittedly half baked search didn't yield any obvious candidates. I realize there are limitations of where wineries can ship from/to SO leaving that aside - does anyone have a 'go to' recommendation from Virginia or some other wine producing state? Thanks

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  1. Dennis S RE: dintysue Apr 5, 2010 07:03 PM

    Not Virginia, but St. Supery in Sonoma is great, and our go-to. You can get them in stores. Most lines cost around $20/bottle, but a few lower and more higher - I can't recall a bad one.

    Sonoma Restaurant
    223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

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      martyd RE: dintysue Apr 5, 2010 07:23 PM

      Most wineries will ship, if your state of destination permits. For Virginia wineries go to their websites and it's relatively self-explanatory. In Virginia, I always have liked Linden, http://www.lindenvineyards.com/ and Barboursville, http://www.barboursvillecellar.com/.

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        Transplanted Texan RE: dintysue Apr 6, 2010 05:53 AM

        There are some states that don't allow wine to be shipped in. Maryland, for one. So check the state your friend lives in first!

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          bukowski333 RE: dintysue Apr 6, 2010 06:31 AM

          Chrysalis Winery, which is near Middleburg. I have gotten wine shipped to me from them before. All of their wine's are pretty decent, my fav is their Sarah's Patio Red, perfect for antipasta. Albarino's good too, but the Patio is the best deal.

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            dintysue RE: bukowski333 Apr 6, 2010 10:48 AM

            thank you all for the tips. I'm going to go ahead and start Christmas shopping early, way early.....

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              Dennis S RE: dintysue Apr 6, 2010 01:57 PM

              It's the best way, but be sure to label or keep a list.

          2. ktmoomau RE: dintysue Apr 6, 2010 01:50 PM

            I really like Flying Fox and Whitehall (their Grand Cuvee is very good, as well as the breakheart which is a good bargain) along with Barboursville. King Family has some decent wine too. And Jefferson vineyards has some great wines too and the bottles are oh so cool.

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              egoodell RE: dintysue Apr 12, 2010 07:04 AM

              Hi there,
              We run wine tours and belong to the Virginia Vineyards Assn here in Charlottesville.
              The most popular wineries here with our guests tend to be:
              Cardinal Point
              Virginia Wineworks
              Also very popular are
              Afton Mtn
              White Hall
              First Colony

              I'm probably forgetting one but you can find them all on one website with links to their individual website at virginiawines.org

              Without knowing what kind of wine you wish to ship it's hard to point you to one specific winery. And like they say, it depends on the state to which you need to ship. Many states require additional licenses, and some of the wineries just don't have the time and of course money to do them all, and some states are still not allowing shipping. That's fine, more wine for us!


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