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Step into history. Discover how two families, the Barbours and the Zonins, made their mark on sustainable agriculture, U.S. government, and viticulture worldwide, from one estate in Orange County, Virginia. Wander through the ruins of the former Barbour mansion. Transport yourself to the grapevines of the world renowned, award winning Barboursville Vineyard.

Barboursville Vineyards preserves the history of an 18th century estate. Today, you can explore the grounds and visit The Tuscan Tasting Room and Visitor’s Center, Library 1821, Inn and Palladio Restaurant. Learn how U.S. leaders, Thomas Jefferson and James Barbour, tried their hand at winemaking back in the early 1800’s and how Gianni Zonin defied all odds by finally doing so in the 1970’s. All right here, in Orange County, VA. Read the full story here.

Engage with History

Immerse yourself in the story and heritage of the Barboursville Vineyards by watching this video.

Explore From Home

Explore: Discover the art of winemaking and wine culture through the lens of the Barboursville Vineyards. Watch their video series, read their latest articles, and meet the faces behind their creations. All right here.

Learn: Participate in the video event series, “Tuesdays with LUCA”. Winemaker Luca Paschina announces new wine releases, walks participants through their vineyards, and teaches viewers how to prepare delicious seafood pasta dishes at home.

Support: Taste the vintage and modern flavors of the Barboursville Vineyard from home by visiting their online Wine Shop. Find a variety of wines and olive oils. Curbside pickup is also available 7 days a week from noon to 5:00pm.


Orange County Tabby Cat Coloring Page- For the Kids!

Check out this Ellwood Manor & Wilderness Battlefield coloring page from the Orange County Historical Society! Download it HERE. Be sure to send us a picture of your completed work to be featured on our social media pages!

You can also buy a whole book of fun, historic activities with “Purr” the Orange County Tabby Cat here. Happy illustrating!

*Photos sourced from the Barboursville Vineyard & Ruins website and social media pages.

Orange: 122 East Main Street, Historic Train Depot, Orange, Virginia | Gordonsville: 200 South Main Street, Gordonsville, Virginia

Photos were generously provided by: Aaron Watson Photography, Barboursville Vineyard, Gordonsville, Rapidan Kayak Company, and Liberty Mills Farm.