I’d say it’s a hidden gem, but plenty of people seem to know how great Molon Lave Vineyards is. Located in Warrenton, VA, Molon Lave offers customers wine, beer, seasonal sangria, and food offerings from flatbreads to cheese plates.
Molon Lave offers a variety of wines, including a sparking, ports, and four rosés – including Kokineli, traditional Greek rosé. Many of the whites stood out to our group of six that enjoyed a guided tasting led by the very knowledgeable Courtney.
The 2021 Dedication, Chardonnay Chardonnay grape, aged in a combination of oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, was a departure from big, oakey Chards. Well-balanced with flavors of green apple, pear and biscuit, everyone agreed this was a favorite. We also enjoyed the crisp and light Vidal Blanc, and a semi-sweet. Of the reds, we enjoyed the Cabernet Franc the most. While at the winery on a hot day, we enjoyed a bottle of Light Abounding, Molon Lave’s only sparking option.
Molon Lave is the only Virginia farm winery currently producing Kosher wines. The Chardonnay and proud to be the first and only Virginia Farm Winery to produce Kosher wines. Not all of the wines are Kosher and the Kosher options often sell out, so be sure to check the winery’s website to see what Kosher options are currently available.
The conclusion? If you’ve never been, add Molon Lave to your winery to visit list. It has ample outdoor and indoor seating options, live music, food trucks on some weekends, and a great selection of wines.