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Chateau O'Brien

3238 Railstop Rd, Markham, VA 22643-1841
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Paying to Work

Howard had an interesting business model - having customers pay to work bottling (in all its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Betty A
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Glenwood, Maryland, United States
The best reds in Virginia!

Red wine is not done particularly well in Virginia but Chateau O'Brien is the exception... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MelissaPeery
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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
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3238 Railstop Rd, Markham, VA 22643-1841
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Howard had an interesting business model - having customers pay to work bottling (in all its stages) his Tannat Rose. I did have fun, I did get a bottle to take home, and I do think it is going to be a killer wine: deep,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Red wine is not done particularly well in Virginia but Chateau O'Brien is the exception, particularly for their high end wines. I also love their Apple Wine (white).

Thank MelissaPeery
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

I was hesitant to stop here after reading other reviews, but I am glad I did. They offer two different tastings, or you can do both. Of course I had to do both! It's quite a long tasting, but they pair most of the wines...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The visit left a bad taste in our mouths - literally and figuratively. When you arrive there are signs telling you all the things you cant do, when you get inside the owner tells you all the things he can do or has done or...More

Thank S S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I often visit Virginia wineries with a group of friends, one of whom is a former owner. But we are usually unimpressed--many have gotten too commercial, too crowded, too overpriced for nondescript, low-quality wines... as was the case with the first that we visited in...More

Thank Jolysa
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was a nice location and the wine was delicious, but a bit pricey. However, the wine tasting was chaotic and we were skipped over several times. The staff was pleasant, but just seemed a bit disorganized. The food was ok, but a very limited...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We found the wines at Chateau O'Brien to be overpriced for the quality, and were disappointed that to do a tasting they charge separately for a white wine tasting and a red wine tasting. I don't think we will be back.

Thank James D
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

My family and I had visited the winery before and weren't that impressed with what we found. While visiting the area this time a few in our group had never been and wanted to give it another try. I was a little concerned but agreed...More

Thank vacritter2000
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Our first visit was in 2011 and we loved the wines back then. Since we were in the area again for a wedding we decided to have a private cellar tasting this time around. Howard poured us 7 wines including a few reserved for members...More

Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Second visit to winery. Cool, rainy day on the hillside. Rain and fog rolled in. Quite pretty. Two of us drank Tannat reserve. Very good. Others had Apple wine. It was surprisingly good, as well! Meat and cheese platter purchased. It also was enjoyable. All...More

Thank jan m
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