This was a comment made by one of our first customers. He was right, you would not expect to find such good wine on a working farm and sold out of an old barn. But what we lack in grand buildings we make up for with excellent wine, great service and a relaxing country atmosphere. If you judge wine by the curb appeal of the building it is sold from, then we are probably not for you. But if quality Virginia wine and down to earth, wine loving people are what appeals to you then we may be what you are looking for.
From our one-on-one service, where you can talk to the Owners about wine, to the rustic and relaxing tasting room, you will have a WINE EXPERIENCE! We offer indoor seating in the tasting room, a spacious deck area, huge open meadows where you can enjoy a picnic lunch and our "Phoenix" pavilion where you can find seating, shade, satellite music and on Saturdays...our famous Tiki Wine Bar...."Suki's"! Our quiet atmosphere, pastoral views, and great company are a perfect way to wind down from the stress of the work week. Bring a picnic lunch. We have open meadows to enjoy, or grab a table in the tasting room, vineyard or on the deck. We are convenient to Orange, Fredericksburg, Lake Anna, Charlottesville, Richmond, Culpeper, Louisa and Barboursville. You will love the experience at Chateau MerrillAnne in Orange! If you visit on a day we are open there are NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED! If its a day we are not open you can go to the "Make Reservations" tab and reserve one of our "Vintners Private Wine Tasting". Or, if you just need to stop by and pickup wine just call us at 540.656.6177 for a reservation for bottles sales. We will do our best to accommodate you!
Chateau MerrillAnnes owners, Kenny and Emily White, have made some of their best friends thru the winery. Wine is the ultimate "social" food. It creates good will, offers a subject of endless conversation and brings people together. When you participate in one of our signature Pot Luck Dinners, our flighted chef prepared "Wine and Dine's", after hours Private Vintner Tastings or one of the many other events we offer, you will make, and be among, friends. Please sign up for our e-mail updates and like our Facebook page for upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you!
Chateau MerrillAnne invites you to experience the farm elegance of our warm and intimate tasting room. A wine tasting here is not just about "Tasting" wine. It's also about exchanging wine information. It's about asking and answering questions. Its about getting to know new friends. For us, the tasting room experience is what we look forward to the most. The fun of being in the tasting room and talking wine with friends is the reason we do what we do. We are truly a wine lovers winery. No theme parties of the week, no live music, no brewery and no distillery. We are all about the wine. And while we produce dry, french style wine, we also offer Sangria and wine slushies on the weekend for our sweet lovers. In our pavilion we have Suki's Tiki wine Bar, open Saturdays from 11 to 5 and preparing some of the most delicious wine cocktails you have ever tasted. Bring a picnic basket, buy a bottle and enjoy the quiet surroundings. Convenient to Orange, Fredericksburg, Lake Anna, Charlottesville, Richmond, Louisa and Barboursville. We look forward to seeing you!
The farm now called Chateau MerrillAnne has been in the White family for over a half century. Our multi-generational ownership drives our stewardship of these scenic meadows. Our goal is to grow superior wine grapes, and give our visitors a relaxing place to enjoy our wines.
Our mission is to offer you the finest possible wine at a fair price. Our award winning wines have been critically acclaimed on state, local and international levels. Please see our "Menu" page for a complete list and description of our available wines or simply click on this link:
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16234 Marquis Rd., Orange, VA 22960
(540) 656.6177 Absolutely NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL allowed. This violates our Virginia ABC license and could cause us to lose our license. Violators will be considered trespassers and will be treated as such.
Our current business hours:
Monday-Thursday: Open by appointment
March, April, May, September, October, November
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Monday - Thursday: Open by appointment
June, July, August
Tuesday-Wednesday: Open by appointment
December, January, February
Open for bottle sales only by appointment