Winery Wednesday Time! We love Gabriele Rausse Winery, did I mention that. So excited to share an update from our most recent visit here.
3247 CARTERS MOUNTAIN RD CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 22902
Hours: Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 / Thursday from 11:00 to 5:00 / Friday from 11:00 to 5:00
Tastings offered on our first visit in 2019 were the following but with Covid there are some changes noted upon arrival.
Tasting – $12
Half Tasting – $6
Food & Wine – $18
So this wasn’t the first stop on our overnighter but it was definitely one of the spots that vibed with my soul and offered a fantastic experience. It was unexpected and unassuming. They delivered well beyond any expectations I could have had. I honestly don’t have expectations other than a relaxing day when it comes to wineries, so places like this, well they just bring out the best in me.
Here is a picture from their website (I forgot to grab one) of the entrance off of Carter’s Mountain Rd. We drove right past this because as I said very unexpected, but oh so quaint.
Once you turn in here, you come up the drive a bit and notice there is either turn left to what looks like a parking lot or go straight, but then you see this building and think, hmmm maybe?
We weren’t quite sure if they were open or if we were even in the right place. Not a ton of signage, which isn’t a bad thing at all, just different. We just weren’t we were in the right spot. However, with a building like that the worst-case scenario is you get to see a cool building up close. No sign needed this space speaks for itself.
They had me at the great property and the cool building, but being greeted by a dog sealed the deal. I will take any opportunity to pet and love on a sweet pup.
Stepping inside this beautiful space you feel the warmth and coziness. The most incredible smell of homemade sourdough bread smacks you in the face. Then there’s the food. Next time, I doing the food and wine tasting. Think home, love, and warmth, with the bonus of the most amazing wine.
This place is on my “visit again” list. I plan to do the food pairing next time. Very generous with the sourdough bread, just yum! I highly recommend a visit to this lovely little spot. Stop in and grab some bread, oil, and a bottle of wine to go.
So I had to update this spot. We stopped by this past weekend while on a winery adventure. This winery just never disappoints and the experience, if even possible, topped our last visit.
Dealing with the crazy that has been the last bunch of months, being here brought some much-needed peace. Can’t thank them enough for using glass and reusable, not disposable products. The whole tasting felt like we were being treated to a special gift. The service was above and beyond as always.
My favorite wines here? Well I love them all but here are our top 5, but truly there was not one we tasted that we wouldn’t bring home and enjoy.
- Cab Franc
- Vin Gris de Pinot Noir (my heart runs deep with red wines, but this is right up there for sure). I’m actually sipping this as I update this post.
- Merlot 2019 – No sulfates added
- Cab Franc 2019 – No sulfates added
I highly recommed this stop be added to any outing, you won’t regret it!
Thanks for letting me share an update to one of our favorite wineries. Happy Winery Wednesday!
Peace, love and wine!