|Address:||8295 Falcon Glen Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186, USA|
|Working:||12–6PM 12–6PM 12–6PM 12–6PM 12–6PM 12–6PM 12–6PM|
Pros: Family owned and operated, beautiful area, good view, many wines, generous pours Cons: Average atmosphere in tasting room, newer staff I decided to check out this winery after finding out that its family owned and operated by the same Papadopoulos family which also owns and operates the Molon Lave Vineyards. Overview: Located in Fauquier County, Mediterranean Cellars Winery is just about 5 miles Northwest a Warrenton, Virginia. Family-owned and operated, by the Papadopoulos family, with over forty years of wine-making experience. The property has been owned for 25 years, and opened the winery in 2003, crafting hand-made classic and regional varietals. The tasting room combines an "old world" atmosphere and breathtaking views from our comfortable patio. My experience: It was a little cold and windy the day I visited, which was unfortunate due to the area and outside seating and views providing a relaxing outside experience. I was glad to have the nice drive off of a main road, it made the feeling of an actual winery and left the busy and rushed feeling behind. The exterior of the winery was decorated to give you the feel of the Greek family, yet not overwhelming. The interior was a little more plain then I imagined but still provided the comfortable tasting room experience. I was greeted by Leah Papadopoulos and Birgitta. It was earlier in the day on a Friday, the winery only had one other couple there and they were getting ready to leave, which I was happy to have the tasting room with little distractions to myself. Birgitta was newer to the winery, she was very friendly and seemed to have a passion for the wines she was learning about and serving. Although she worked off some of the notes she had written down, she was able to describe them well and the pours were very generous :) I was hoping to have the tasting provided by Leah to learn more about the history first hand, but I enjoyed the tasting non-the-less. The wines had a unique feel and taste to them, definitely tribute to the Greek family style and traditions of the winemaker. They have a good variety of whites and reds, with a few sweeter style wines, to include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Moscato (not sweet), Viognier, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and two other sweeter style. Overall, I liked most of the wines but I was hoping for a few more unique type wines, like Molon Lave had. Overall: I would recommend this winery. The location is a nice relaxing area, away from the highway. The area surrounding and inside the winery provides a good feel, but not as great as other wineries offer. Although Birgitta was newer to serving, she provided a great experience and good pours throughout the tasting. The wines are pretty good and I would definitely return for a few glasses or bottle of a few favorites, although I will say they may not stand to the level of other wineries in the area. If for some reason you dont favor the wines, theres another winery eyesight from this one. However, the Papadopoulos family has two great wineries established, and I would love to have another one to visit!
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My group had a great time at Mediterranean Cellars. The property is just gorgeous, the building is comfortable and fun, and the tasting list is extensive. Our pourer Sarah was friendly and knowledgeable. She even added 3 extra wines to the already large tasting list! Overall the wines were not quite my style. However, they have a lovely Viognier (quite a bit pricier than the others at $29/bottle- but worth it). Also, a worker named Ramona made things a bit awkward by standing behind the pourer and scowling for most of our tasting. But it wasnt enough to put a damper on our day. Overall really enjoyed this winery and I would go back again!
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My absolute FAVORITE winery anywhere!!! Mediterraneans wines are second to none, the setting is unbelievably beautiful, and the hospitality is unbeatable. The Papadopoulouss wines have a unique and distinctive flavor and will have you hooked after the first sip... Nowhere else in the United States will you find anything that even resembles their traditional Greek wine, Rechina. We have been sharing it with friends and family for several years now and it never fails to delight. Please dont miss the opportunity to enjoy this gem!
I had purchased a groupon for a winery tour. The tour was great very interesting and informative. I was very impressed with this winery’s processes. We all loved the wine! While my friends and I were sharing a bottle of the Cab the owner popped out and was visiting with people. I can’t wait for the spring to take a picnic and enjoy the wine and beautiful views.
This winery has a beautiful setting and a comfortable atmosphere. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy going. The wines are not my favorite, although, the Viognier was really quite good. If it had been slightly less expensive I would have considered buying a few bottles to take with me. Overall a nice experience.
Having visited well over 100 Virginia wineries to date, I can easily say that Mediterranean Cellars is the best. From the unimaginable hospitality to the scenery and the quality wine, you wont find anything better.
Best winery in Virginia! Love visiting there and my wife and I compare all other wines to theirs. Really enjoy it!!!
Beautiful location! Best wines in the state of Virginia!!! Wonderful staff.
Quaint. Greek Heritage. Wines uninteresting and very young.
Lacking any structure median acidity low fruit characteristics
Went here with my family and we had a good price of it.
I love it. Such a good experience. Highly recommended
Beautiful location, great staff, amazing wines :)
Great service great atmosphere
Great place fantastic wines
Amazing Cabernet Sauvignon