|Address:||14706 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM|
Gray Ghost winery in Amissville, VA has some of the smoothest, best tasting wines Ive ever sampled. I have visited and joined many other Virginia wineries, and there are always selections that are bitter or harsh at those other places. My wife and other food and wine appreciating friends all agree they like or love every sample of wine at Gray Ghost all the way down to their table wines. Smooth, not too delicate, flavorful, and full-bodied without the tannin bitterness/harshness present in so many other wines (California, Im looking in your direction) are all the traits I enjoy in Gray Ghost wines.
This place offers around 10 wines for a $5 tasting. About half are whites or reds and a dessert type. The tasting room is small and will hold about 8 or more at a time per table. The rest is open space or lounging area on the second floor. Outside there is a pleasant seating area and a large apple tree to relax under. Parking is a gravel lot and very spacious and flat unlike other wineries. As of 2016 Va Go pass provides free tasting. Though at first they did not seem to understand what my card was for. Recommended double check the site for instructions on using the pass.
A short, ~2 hour jaunt from Washington, D.C. I did a tasting of six or so wines, all very good, but chose not to buy after one of the employees explained the vineyards homage to the Gray Ghost, a Confederate officer/local hero whose apotheosis made me, as a modern American, a little uncomfortable. I went in early spring so there wasnt much to see in the vineyard itself, but I did check out the quaint upstairs lounge with books and armchairs as well as the gazebo and the balcony for summertime picnics. Also a good place for cutesy wine-themed gifts.
A Private User
The property is beautiful. The tasting room had pictures of the family and had a genuine feel of caring for their wine, opposed to several of the other wineries that have a manufactured feel. We were extremly lucky to have the owner,Al, serving us at the wine tasting. He was very knowledgable but allowed us space and time to develop our own opinions. Not pushy at all. Clearly confident in his wine. Bottom line: great tasting wine.
Grey Ghost has wonderful wines! Their staff is informative, they value local history, are very knowledgeable about wines and are very friendly. My only issue was not the winery, but the bus load of guests who were loud, pushy and rude. If you are part of a tour group, keep in mind other patrons visiting the venue are just as valuable as you are.
Favourite winery in all of Northern Virginia bar-nun. If you want to see history in a glass. This is the place to come. Family friendly and young ones are not "run off". Our lil girl is well known by the owner and staff. We always feel like family when we enter! Love this place!
A Private User
They give you a small selection of there wines to taste but they are all are pretty good. If you are looking for it to be romantic get the cheese and crackers and a bottle after youve tasted and go outside to the gazebo, absolutely breathtaking! I would definitely re-visit.
The wines were exceptional! The service was also excellent, and their grounds were beautiful! I love the history of the winery, and cant wait to bring fellow history buffs here to share exceptional wine with a wonderful ambiance.
Staff was great! Really liked the owners. Took a tour of the vineyard and the explanation of how the wine is made and stored.the ground are beautiful and nicely manicured,the lounge upstairs id very nicely done.
Beautiful and family run. Loved the wine tour ans getting to know the owner and how his family started the winery!
Wines are quite good. Dont expect sweet wines. People are very nice and the winery is lovely. Dont pass it up.
The staff is friendly and the wine is amazing. We walked through the vineyards for a while and it was great.
Very nice staff and good wines. Gewurtztraminer was much better than Seyval Blanc. Didnt try the red ones.
Loved all 7 of the wines we tasted. Friendly atmosphere and also beautiful. Worth the trip from d.c.
Sarah L Robinson
Excellent wines, and the tasting was wonderful.
Great staff, great wine, and a great experience!
A Private User
Great Staff at a Friendly Family Run Business!
Very cordial and very tasty wine