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Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery

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Address: 9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA 22920-2661
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+1 540-456-8400
11:00 - 17:30
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Fri - Mon 11:00 - 17:30

Cardinal Point is ideally situated within view of the Rockfish Gap, the...

Cardinal Point is ideally situated within view of the Rockfish Gap, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Skyline Drive in Nelson County, Virginia. We take great pride in creating high quality, delicious, and food-friendly wines. But we take the most pleasure in creating wines that showcase our specific terroir, our winemaker's unique creativity, and put a smile on our customer's faces.

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Dry wines, small place but for some reason- I loved it

Our server was so knowledgable on the wines. Guided us on what notes she gets and seemed to really enjoy what she was doing. They offer dry wines and a semi sweet Chardonnay... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Jeré O
Louisville, Kentucky

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Washington, DC
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We've been here a few times and the wine never disappoints. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This was our first visit when they had live music on the deck- and it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon!

Thank dcbuckeye
Commerce Township, Michigan
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166 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Small but quaint tasting room with a knowledgeable server. Interesting wines you likely will not see elsewhere including one that is made with hops. Wines were good but found I liked some other wines in the area more than the ones offered here but worth the stop.

Thank Annette G
Virginia Beach
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196 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a venue with wonderful views this is not the place. They have good wines with knowledgeable employees this is for you. Even if you only have a short time it is worth it to stop.

Thank picturetakingone
Forest, Virginia
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309 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The wines here are decent, but your tasting will come at a cost. The service is awful. Slow and inconsiderate. The staff is more concerned about talking to each other and cleaning up for closing instead of attending to customers. Will not return.

Thank adharris0915
Easton, Maryland
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224 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We were referred here by a server at another Winery, so we had high hopes. We were let down. The wines are not even marginal. Most are sweeter than we like and the most have some funky barreling processes that did not suit our palates. The dog was the highlight of the winery.

Thank Frampy24
Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our server was so knowledgable on the wines. Guided us on what notes she gets and seemed to really enjoy what she was doing. They offer dry wines and a semi sweet Chardonnay. There's one they won't let you sample, it's $30 a bottle- but out of curiosity I had to buy it. For my boss. I hope she enjoys... More 

Thank Jeré O
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here on a Friday afternoon to kick off a birthday celebration. They have a great outdoor space and we loved the Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot - delish!!

Thank kbreich
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After stopping at two of the "trendy" wineries in the area, we stopped here. Less crowded and the bartenders doing the wine tasting actually knew their stuff! We ended up staying for a couple of glasses and took three bottles home. Great place!

Thank wendychev
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Farm house at the top of the hill makes for a beautiful scenery. Even in the rain looking at the hills and vineyard was so majestic. Great place for a small wedding, family reunion, or just a big group of friends. The winery has excellent red and white wines. The owners are very accommodating to help you with your... More 

Thank Carrie S
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is my second time at this winery, I came back because I enjoyed the wine I purchased on my first trip. I enjoyed tasting last years wine. Purchased a few bottles. The hostess made an excellent restaurant recommendation for supper. Will return when I am in the area.

Thank Cathy B

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