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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
11:00 - 17:00
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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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Business meeting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Tom R
Richmond, Virginia
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Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Merida, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went out for a special wine and cheese tasting. $10, per person, reasonable. The cheeses were the best part. Some of the wines were not bad, but I probably wouldn't purchase them for home use. I did enjoy a few of the wines, but there are just other things I far prefer. Cute lawn where you can bring a snack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Located on a busy road, but is far enough back that it doesn't interfere with your enjoyment. The tasting room is small, but there are table and chairs downstairs and upstairs, on a balcony, and in the garden/patio. The building has a cozy cottage feeling and beautiful wooden floors and stairs. Restrooms downstairs and upstairs, and were clean. Took a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were visiting from out of state and excited to see a winery with music on a Friday night. The venue is very pretty but then it goes downhill from there. We stood in a long line to get in, were given a paper bracelet and told to go back the path. When we got to the back lot, there... More 

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WineCellars, Public Relations Manager at James River Cellars Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We deeply apologize for your experience, and want to assure you that steps have been taken to resolve these issues. I'd like to thank you for bringing the volunteer situation to our attention - we are working on improving our training, so that these experiences never... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed visiting this winery several times now. They aren't a large place but still a nice one to stop in. We always make a purchase here!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Need something a.little different to get your fun on? Frdiays at James.River Cellars is a great altenative tonthe mundane bar scene Bring your chair and sit undernthe Stars ehilenaipping wine and snacking on a decent variety of food cart items James River Cellars offers pretty food Virginia wine in a very cool environment. They have tents and tables but we... More 

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