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Best winery in Virginia, best wines in Virginia, best tasting room in Virginia... Learn more about our wine.

Our Wines
It's about the wine.
Simply the best.

Best winery in Virginia, best wines in Virginia, best tasting room in Virginia... Learn more about our wine.

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Best Virginia Wines

Award Winning Since 2002!

Wine Tours

The Winery, The Grapes, The Process, The Aging

Meet the Winemakers

Our team does the hard work, behind the scenes.

About the Winemakers


Chris Pearmund
Executive Winemaker

Chris Pearmund is one of Virginia's most widely recognized and well respected winegrowers and winemakers. He has over 25 years experience as a winemaker, vineyard manager and winery operator. Chris is the "go-to" guy if you want to understand the wine industry from berry to bottle. He has taught and mentored numerous professionals in the industry.


It's About the Wine - and the Critics Agree... Voted Best Winery in Virginia

2016 Ameritage

2010 ameritage best virginia wines

Done in a smooth Bordeaux-style, Pearmund Cellars continues its tradition of using the five classic Bordeaux grape varietals to have one finished product.  Aromas of warm bramble preserves, with a touch of toasted oak, red cherries, and warm spice envelop the senses.

2017 Old Vine Chardonnay

2013 old vine chardonnay best virginia wines

Our 2017 estate wine provides the crisp tartness of green apples, vanilla custard, and lemon zest, with hints of Asian pear and hazelnut. Flavors of green apple, citrus and vanilla are found in this medium bodied, well balanced wine with a subtle oak finish. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation sur-lie style Chardonnay aged 9 months in French Oak gives this wine a hint of butter and softness on the palate.

2016 Viognier

2016 viognier best virginia wines

The state grape of Virginia! Wonderful hints of white peach, gardenia and honeysuckle highlight this award winning wine. Stonefruit and hints of Vanilla, honeydew, and lychee flavors linger on the long, soft finish. The wine is fermented in stainless steel, followed by 8 months of aging in neutral French oak and Acacia wood, sur-lie style.

2016 Petit Verdot

2014 petot verdot best wine in virginia

A luscious wine with 9 months in American Oak, bringing out black raspberries, cassis, earthy wood, and spice on the nose. Big flavors of jammy fruit with nutmeg, anise, cinnamon, and caraway can be found, rounded out by the tannins, giving it a hearty mouth feel and long finish.

Visit the Winery!
One of the closest to D.C.

Pearmund Cellars is located in the beautiful foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA, conveniently close to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Our 7500-square-foot geothermal winery and 25-acre vineyard produces Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Late Harvest Vidal, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Ameritage, and other award-winning Virginia wines. We have quality picnic type foods for purchase. Weekends from May to October we generally have a local caterer provide hot lunches as well. Please, no outside food (except barrel owners and wine club members).

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Virginia's Heritage Wine

Released in October 2018 a limited-edition commemorative wine called Virginia's Heritage. (Click here to order)

Upcoming Events
Wine Jeopardy!!
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Test your wine knowledge with a Jeopardy Style trivia contest pitting teams of 2-4 against each other. Fun for Novices and Geniuses alike.

Led by Al(ec) Guber of American Wine Society, catagories include History, Virginia, Styles and everyones favorite, Tasting.

$20 per person includes light snacks, tastings of many wines from far and near, plus prizes. Call the winery for reservations. 540.347.3475

Barrel Owners CHILI COOK OFF
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Barrel Owners--do you have what it takes to be the Chili-est.   Bring your batch and be judged for "Best in Show",  "Best Name", " Most Creative Ingredients" and " Best Side Dish".

We'll provide the mix-ins, condiments, plateware and wine.  You provide the Chili (And Crockpots!!)

Petit Verdot Vertical Luncheon
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy Library samplings of the Finest Vintages of Petit Verdot we have in our cellars.  Wine maker Brian Smyth will guide you through the stories for each vintage, why Petit Verdot is 'Virginia's Varietal' and what makes each wine unique.  Accompanied by a catered lunch.  Two seatings 12pm and 2pm.  $40 per person.

First Quarter Wine Club Pick Up Party
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our first quarter wines are available for pick up for our wine club members.  Accompanying the pick up, is a specialized tasting with food and education.  Wine Club members, look in your inbox for your invitation from EVENTBRITE to reserve.  Want to join our club?  Call us at 540.347.3475 or click here