This was not our first trip to Three Fox Vineyards. We visited about a year and a half ago while we were house hunting. We didn’t really like it then, but we hadn’t started the blog at that point, so I made us go back. We won’t go back again.
Despite being in its 16th growing season and 13th season for the tasting room, they still don’t seem to be turning out terribly good wines. Or maybe the wines are lovely, but we couldn’t tell because the Gatto Bianco, which was the second or third wine on the menu, was so incredibly sour (“hints” of citrus my ass) that it killed the taste of almost everything after it.
The best wine on the menu is a sparkling Chardonnay, which is actually excellent. Sadly for Three Fox, it’s a guest wine, so they can’t take credit for it. On the day we were there, they were holding a scavenger hunt on the grounds, and prizes included things like discounts on bottles. However, all four of us were pretty turned off by this stop, so despite appreciating the idea of a scavenger hunt, we just didn’t care enough to stick around.
Tasting: $11 for 9, I think? I’m having trouble finding it on their website, and I don’t know if my memory + the info on VirginiaWine.org is accurate.
Price: Average (mid-$20s to $30 for their wines, $39 for the sparkling Chardonnay)
Kid Friendly: Yes
Highlights: Sparking Chardonnay guest wine
Time Since Lacy Last Ate: ~2.25 hours
Strangers Invited to Dinner: 0