Tasting Fees and Group Information




Elevated Tasting

Enjoy our selection of six wines paired with five delectable bites of both sweets and savories in this tasting.  Each bite has been carefully created by Chef Author to complement the nuances of the wine and elevate your tasting experience to a higher level!  $20

Truffle Tasting

Our truffle tasting pairs four handmade chocolate truffles with our wines.  A White Chocolate and Apricot Truffle rolled in Toffee Bits….  a Calebeaut Ganache Truffle rolled in Cocoa Powder…  discover the amazing ability of the chocolate to enhance both red and white wines.  Six wines are served with four chocolates.  $14

Standard Tasting 

Our standard tasting includes six wines and includes both reds and whites.  We occasionally have a rosé included on the standard tasting, depending on availability.   1 to 6 guests – $8 per person

Reserve Tasting 

Join us for an exclusive seated tasting of our Reserve, Library and Unreleased wines served with a gourmet cheese board in a private tasting area.  We’ll finish with a personalized tour of our production facilities.  Reservations recommended.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM.     $30 per person

Groups over 6 people

We enjoy having groups visit us at the winery and have a special area for group tastings to make sure that your group is given the personalized attention you want!   We have tasting packages that include lunch and other food options.  

In all cases, reservations are required for groups larger than 6 and our standard tasting fee for groups is $15 per person.  Please fill out our form below and our group manager will contact you as quickly as possible.  In the event you need immediate assistance, you may call 304-261-8156.

group reservation inquiry form

  • group tasting reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit upon confirmation of the reservation
  • please note that we book groups months in advance and may be unable to accommodate your large group on short notice
  • in all cases, groups of 12 or more must reserve at least 72 hours in advance

Large Groups

In conjunction with Grandale Catering, our pavilion and party tent are available for rent on an hourly basis for larger groups and parties.  Ask us about our designer food packages available to make these events truly special!  These reservations are typically made three to four months in advance of your event and require prepayment in full upon confirmation of the reservation.

All groups larger than six people must confirm availability of space with our Group Manager (304-261-8156)  prior to arriving, regardless of whether everyone in the group will be participating in a wine tasting.  This is to ensure all of our customers have a beautiful experience while at 868. 

Large parties who arrive without prior approval may be asked to relocate. 

According to Virginia ABC regulations, no outside alcohol may be brought on site.  Outside food is not allowed in our tasting room, patio area or pavilion, but is allowed in our shaded picnic area nearby.  Groups are limited to one picnic table per group, but may rent additional tables with a non-refundable deposit.

 

 

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