15 Virginia Cabernet Franc Wines To Try


1. Afton Mountain Vineyards


234 Vineyard Ln, Afton, Virginia 22920
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This Cabernet Franc is a medium-bodied wine with dark cherry and other fruit characters.

2. King Family Vineyards


6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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A light, easy drinking wine, this Cabernet Franc bursts with fresh strawberries, cherries, and a hint of white pepper.

3. Bluestone Vineyard


4828 Spring Creek Rd, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
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Cabernet Franc is one of Virginia’s most popular red wines. Light in character and easy to drink, it is fruit forward and soft on the finish. Cherry on the front, oak and pepper tastes are very light without being overpowering.

4. Corcoran Vineyards


14635 Corkys Farm Ln, Waterford, Virginia 20197
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From their Benevino Vineyard location. Light spice and soft tannins makes this a perfect BBQ companion on a warm fall night.

5. Chateau Morrisette Winery


287 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, Virginia 24091
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This wine features an aromatic nose of sweet fruit, particularly strawberry and raspberry. Red currant and soft cranberry flavors predominate on the palate, enhanced by a bright acidity and complemented by a clean, smooth finish.

6. Bluemont Vineyard


18755 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, Virginia 20135
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A classic Virginia Cabernet Franc with discernible tannins. 95% Cabernet Franc with 5% Petit Verdot.

7. Villa Appalaccia


752 Rock Castle Gorge, Floyd, Virginia 24091
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This is an elegant blend of two distinct clones of Caberent Franc. A judicious blending of these produces an extraordinary wine combining both dark red berry fruit as well as a smooth tannic backbone that is a consequence of growing in shalee soils rather than red clay. Matured in fine French oak, the resulting wine is better appreciated as a European red than an East Coast Cabernet Franc. Definitely a great wine to store.

8. Creek’s Edge Winery


41255 Annas Ln, Taylorstown, Virginia 20180
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They are especially proud of this vintage and there’s no need to be in a rush to finish every bottle – save some for a special occasion.

9. North Gate Vineyard


16031 Hillsboro Rd, Purcellville, Virginia 20132
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Spice and bright red cherry fruit up front, followed by cassis, allspice, and a smooth black pepper finish that is characteristic of this varietal in Virginia. Hints of chocolate and coffee complement the smoky oak from American and French barrels. Look for these flavors to continue to intensify with age. Enjoy this with a slow simmered beef stew or any tomato-based dishes, such as Italian cuisine.

10. Rockbridge Vineyard


30 Hillview Ln, Raphine, Virginia 24472
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A touch of classic green pepper finish was controlled by intensive leaf pulling and cluster thinning during the growing year. Dark, rich cherry nose and lingering finish. This wine pairs with marinated, grilled meats such as London Broil.

11. Marterella Winery


8278 Falcon Glen Rd, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
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OurThis estate grown Cabernet Franc is smooth and robust with black cherry notes and has a smooth, spicy finish. Aged in French Oak for 12 months. A great steak wine.

12. Ox-Eye Vineyards


44 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, Virginia 24401
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Dry. Ripe Plum and Raspberry. Strong tannic structure. Pairs with red meats and full flavored cheeses.

13. Blue Ridge Vineyard


1027 Shiloh Dr, Eagle Rock, Virginia 24085
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Aged over two years in oak barrels from Minnesota, blended with 3% Petit Verdot. The judges like it, hope you do too! Even a small filet mignon seems like a banquet with this Cab.

14. Virginia Mountain Vineyards


4204 Old Fincastle Rd, Fincastle, Virginia 24090
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A delightful red wine with soft, gentle tannins and a smooth finish. Aged in American oak barrels. This Cabernet Franc wine is true to the classic peppery flavor of the Cabernet Franc grape. Some may notice hints of blackberry or raspberry on the finish. Serve with beef or pasta dishes.

15. Davis Valley Winery


1167 Davis Valley Road, Rural Retreat, VA 24368
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An oak aged aromatic dry red.

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