Once we FINALLY got our GPS working again, we navigated to the tiny, cramped, awkward parking lot at Chester Gap Cellars. The building itself was the pretty standard barn-like exterior that we’ve come to expect (and, in my case, kind of loath) from Virginia wineries. Inside, it was all cement and plants, almost like they wanted to be a beach shack but had the misfortune to be on a mountain instead. They started planting grapes in 2000, and the winery opened in 2005.
The server was nice, but he wasn’t terribly focused. We’re pretty sure he double poured one of the wines, though he denied it, but whatever happened, we lost our place in the tasting menu, so I’m honestly not super sure what stood out and what didn’t. Apparently, they’re the only Virginia winery to grow Roussanne, which I’m pretty sure is what we brought home with us, but I can’t for the life of me remember what made us pick it other than maybe novelty? Overall, it was a pretty meh experience for us.
Rating: Yellow (It was fine.)
Tasting: $7 for 6 wines, though they waive one fee per person for each bottle purchased
Price: Average (low $20s to low $30s)
Kid Friendly: Yes. In fact, they had a toy corner, which was a freaking life saver for us that weekend.
Highlights: The Roussanne? I think?
Time Since Lacy Last Ate: ~4 hours
Strangers Invited to Dinner: 0