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James River Cellars Winery

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Address: 11008 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059-1904
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+1 804-550-7516
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of...

We are a family-owned and operated farm winery, located just north of Richmond VA. A refreshing change from the ordinary! Our staff serves a tasting of wines from whites to delicious reds and dessert wines in a tranquil country setting. Enjoy a picnic on our beautifully landscaped patio or capture the view from the terrace. James Batterson, winemaker, creates all wines from Virginia grown grapes.

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Good Service - Excellent Wines

This was a weekday stop with friends. The winery is expanding, so the grounds are not quite as lovely as they will be, but it is easy to see how badly an expansion is needed. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat B
Surry, Virginia
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Surry, Virginia
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a weekday stop with friends. The winery is expanding, so the grounds are not quite as lovely as they will be, but it is easy to see how badly an expansion is needed. The tasting was a treat - their wines are of excellent quality and it is clear that a great deal of care goes into the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This winery is right on historic Route One just up from 295. It is a cute little place that is in the process of expanding. The tasting menu has 13 wines on it and they had two more open to try. All their wines were very good with a few sweeter ones. I bought a bottle of their sweeter ones.

Thank jehenson81
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The location and set up of the winery is very nice. While off a busy road and near the 295 loop, you still feel tucked away and peaceful. The winery is set back from the road and has a very nice garden area to the side of the tasting building as well as a shelter behind the building looking out... More 

Thank Meredith W
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Pourer Dennis had a fantastic sense of humor and knew everything about each individual wine we tasted.  I especially loved the reserve chardonnay (it's very hard to find a good chardonnay in Virginia as the red Virginia grape varietals are usually best, but Chardonnay fermented in oak is my favorite wine to drink and theirs is supurb).  If you prefer your Chardonnay... More 

Thank flowerfairy011
Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This winery has a rather large tasting menu. I believe it was 14 wines. There is certainly something for everyone to enjoy. Our hostess was really fun to talk to throughout the tasting and was very knowledgeable of the wines. The winery is right off of the main strip in Glen Allen. It's sort of an odd location, but is... More 

Thank gibsongirl104
Hampton, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had my friend in town so I decided to take her up to James River and I had joined the wine club of the month previously so I had some vouchers to use. It was her first time going and I wanted her to experience this winery. While we were trying all the wines she told me that it was... More 

Thank scandalb613
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Business meeting with a group of business owners. Had about 30 attend a wine tasting and networking meeting. the service was excellent, the food bites were great and the wine was wonderfull

Thank Tom R
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, people were lined up three deep waiting for a space at the tasting bar. Once we were finally able to get to the bar to have our tasting we enjoyed the variety of wines but felt rushed because there were still so many people waiting. They have plenty of room in... More 

Thank MauraD100
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Small winery but a huge tasting selection. We tasted 14 wines! Their santa red is a spice wine and it's amazing!! Biggest selection of wines I've tasted at a winery! Their hunters white is amazing too.

Thank Terri W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and very knowledgeable staff. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful selections. Certainly a hidden gem in the city. Enjoy the sweet reds!

Thank MarkLazarchic

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