Per the Virginia Department of Health all COVID restrictions regarding social distancing and service bar limitations were lifted on Friday, May 28th, 2021. We are both happy and excited that the situation was safe enough to make this change, and that it allowed us to reopen our tasting room to the public on May 28th, 2021. With such a small bar area the 6 foot social distancing requirement had made opening the inside impractical. That restriction is now gone. From the beginning of the virus we followed the requirements and suggestions of our health officials. We made every decision based on health and safety and not sales. As this health crisis begins to wind down we will continue to follow those requirements and suggestions.
Per current state law vaccinated patrons will NOT be required to wear masks inside, we will be using the honor system and hope all of our guests will show one another respect regarding this subject.
For those of our friends and patrons who are not yet comfortable going maskless or spending time indoors don't worry. We will continue to keep all the outdoor seating, the porch and deck will be open, we will continue to offer flights that you can take out to your table to enjoy and we support you wearing your masks, indoors or out, if that is where your comfort zone is.
Everyone working at Chateau MerrillAnne is fully vaccinated. The extra cleaning protocols we have been using will continue. It has been a long road but we have consistently followed the advice and directives of our health professionals. We will continue to do so until the pandemic is over. We thank you for your patience, support and cooperation. And we cant wait to see you in the tasting room soon!
Cheers, peace and good health,
Kenny and Emily White
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, and huge open meadows where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. 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, Charlottesville, Richmond, Culpeper, Louisa and Barboursville. You will love the experience at Chateau MerrillAnne in Orange!
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, after hours Vintner Tastings or one of our Game Nights 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. Bring a picnic basket, buy a bottle and enjoy the quiet surroundings. Convenient to Orange, Fredericksburg, 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.
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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.
11:00 am – 05:00 pm
11:00 am – 05:00 pm
12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
March, April, May, September, October, November
Monday - Thursday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
June, July, August
December, January, February
Open for bottle sales only by appointment