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Upper Shirley

600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-2920
+1 804-829-9463
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Great whites, the reds need more time

The was my first visit to this winery. The building is new as is the winery itself and it is very... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Stephanie S
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Excellent lunch

My husband and I decided to take advantage of a lovely September afternoon and try Upper Shirley... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
LizB00
,
Chesterfield, Virginia
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Come experience the magic of Upper Shirley Vineyards, a one-of-a-kind estate, winery, restaurant and wedding venue perched above once of the most scenic bends on the James River.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“back porch” (3 reviews)
“tasting bar” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-2920
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The was my first visit to this winery. The building is new as is the winery itself and it is very beautiful. Unfortunately it was hot and muggy when we were there so we did not get to take advantage of the back porch. The...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take advantage of a lovely September afternoon and try Upper Shirley Vineyards for a wine tasting and lunch. The setting is very nice with a back porch dining option that overlooks the water. We had to wait about twenty...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We love everything on the menu! The pimento crostini, Rockfish, and the Steak Burger are to die for. Beautiful facility, owners are friendly, and the view of the river are all a bonus. What a gorgeous place to have a wedding and / or rehearsal...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My daughter in law and I visited this plantation a few months ago. It was a beautiful Spring day as we set out for a new adventure. We went into the tasting room and had a fun and informative tasting. After we went outside and...More

Thank Barbie S
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

It doesn't get much better than this. On our way to Williamsburg Virginia we decided to take a detour to see this new winery. We were very pleased we did. Beautiful setting great food and the service was 5 star. The recommendation of the shrimp...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Upper Shirley Vineyards are really lovely. The wine tasting was great. We really liked most every wine we sampled. It is not a large winery, but it very well done. Excellent choice!

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Visited Upper Shirley on 4/30 for a wine tasting and snack before a group dinner there. Very crowded and busy winery. Beautiful building and right on the river. Tasting is done at a bar at the far end of the restaurant. You just have to...More

Thank virginian9
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

They had two menus to pick from at this restaurant and tasting bar. The standard and three reserve wines to tack on. I opted to do the standard menu as they had two dry sparkling wines and a tannat on the extended menu. My server...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Our 120th Virginia winery was reserved for Upper Shirley. It started with a great tasting experience at the bar. Then we decided to eat on the patio and that's where it started to go down hill. Nobody looked at us for 20 minutes so we...More

1  Thank SPKinVA
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TayloeMDameron, Owner at Upper Shirley, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

I am very sorry that you had the experience that you describe; I can tell from your other winery reviews that your comments are sincere and thoughtful. To be clear, our food service on the patio is self-serve. Occasionally, a server will take an order...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The wine tasting was reasonably priced and you can keep the glass. They were busy but they kept everyone engaged in the tasting. Views of the river and grounds are lovely. Be sure to stay and eat!

Thank carolinacalm
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