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The Winery at Bull Run

Winery Policies & Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Are you closed because of COVID-19?

A: Effective March 22, 2021: The Winery at Bull Run will be open Saturday–Wednesday 11:00 AM–7:00PM, Thursday 11:00 AM–8:00 PM, and Friday 11:00 AM–9:00 PM. The Tasting Room is open for purchases only. Seating is available on our Adult and Family-Friendly lawns, adults-only covered patios, and limited indoor seating in our Production Barn. Table reservations are required every day. Groups of 13 or more must make a Large Group Reservation in one of our large group seating areas or book a private event spaceHillwood Park does not require a reservation. Please check the Calendar for Hillwood Park availability.


Q: What new safety policies have you implemented for COVID-19?


  • We ask that all guests stay 6⁠-12 feet apart from other groups
  • Our bathrooms are cleaned every 30 minutes 
  • Each picnic table will be brushed and sprayed with cleaning solution between each use
  • Our staff are following all best practices provided by the CDC and VDH
  • All lines will be spaced out to maintain proper social distancing
  • When ordering at the outdoor bar, please limit it to one person per party while waiting in line. If a club member discount applies, the person ordering must be the named member on the membership.
  • Face masks are required whenever you are not seated at your table (see below for details).


Q: Are reservations required?

A: Yes, reservations are required seven days a week. This not only ensures we don't go over-capacity, but helps us to track foot traffic and keep everyone socially distanced.

Click here to reserve a table.


Q: Are masks required at the winery?
A: Per health mandates by the Virginia Governor's Office, all people age 5 and older must cover their mouth and nose with a mask when they are outdoors and cannot stay at least six feet away from others who do not live with them or indoors with others, with the exception of when actively eating or drinking. This means guests must wear a mask when ordering at the bar, visiting the restrooms, checking in at the reservation table, or anytime you get up from your table.


Q: Do you offer curbside pickup?

A: As we enter our busiest time of the year, we are no longer able to offer Curbside Pickup. If you have an online order to pick up, please visit the bar in the tasting room where an employee will be happy to get your order for you.


Q: Do you have food for sale at the winery?

A: Yes, we offer several food options such as freshly baked baguettes, gourmet cheeses and spreads, salami, prosciutto, and other refreshments for sale for guests to enjoy with our wines. Water, apple juice, and a variety of sodas are also available for purchase.

Additionally, you may pre-order gourmet picnic boxes and platters from Amphora Catering to pick up at The Winery at Bull Run on the day of your choice.

CLICK HERE to preview the full menu of picnic boxes available and place your order Monday–Friday, 8 am–6 pm by calling 703-938-3800 or emailing catering@amphoragroup.com. Please place your order at least 24 hours in advance.


Q: Can I use The Winery at Bull Run property and facilities as I would a public park?

A: While we like to think our views rival those of any public park, we are a privately-owned farm winery. We ask that if you choose to enjoy our property, facilities, and staff that come along with it, you support us with the purchase of our Virginia grown wine. Table Reservations are required seven days a week.


Q: Can I bring a picnic or a grill?

A: While we do not allow outside beverages or coolers on site, you may bring your own food to the winery to enjoy on our expansive lawn and outdoor picnic areas where we have over 100 picnic tables. You may transport your food in picnic baskets, lunch boxes, and shoulder bags with ice packs. Any and all food must fit at the table you are sitting at as we do not allow "food only" tables or tables to be used as buffet stations. Unless purchased from the winery, food trucks, or an approved caterer, outside food is not allowed in the Tasting Room, Barrel Room, or in the Heated Patios or Tents.

To maintain our compliance with the laws which govern our ABC farm winery license, we do not allow outside beverages of any kind. You may leave your beverages in your vehicle. All bags brought onto the property are subject to search. Wine, bottled water, juice, and a variety of sodas are available for purchase at sales locations.

Grills: Due to the Fairfax County Fire Marshall grills are not permitted at the winery.


Q: Are you still offering wine tastings? How much are they?

A: We are now offering self-guided wine tastings! Wine tastings are $15 and include 6 of our favorite wines and tasting notes for each wine. The self-guided wine tasting can be purchased at the bar and enjoyed at your table.

Private Group Wine Tastings with a dedicated wine educator are available for groups of 8 to 20 people. Reservations are required for private group wine tastings. Click here to schedule yours!  *UPDATE: Per state health guidelines, groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people indoors until April 1, 2021.


Q: Are you still offering Historical Tours?

A: Yes! The Historical Tours are a guided tour of the property for $36.50/person with a complimentary glass of wine. Souvenir Bull Run Logo wine glass is yours to keep! The tour normally takes about one hour. Walk our historic plantation while tasting Virginia wine and learn about the rich Civil War history behind these breathtaking, hallowed grounds. Please note this is an outdoor tour and dress accordingly. You may book your tour and learn more by clicking here.


Q: Are children allowed at the winery?

A: Children are welcome, but must be supervised by an adult at all times. The front yard (1 acre) and patio are 21 years of age and over only. The back yard (2 acres) is designated for adults and children.


Q: Can I bring my pet to the winery?

A: We all love our Pets, but they are not allowed at The Winery at Bull Run for the general comfort of everyone and our horses. Service animals are always welcome. This includes dogs, cats, birds, iguanas etc.


Q: Are large groups allowed at the winery?

A: In order to follow CDC guidelines, groups of 13 or more must make a large group reservation or book an event rental space.

Groups of 51 or more are required to purchase a private event rental space.

**Due to health mandates by the Virginia Governor's Office, all personal and private gatherings are limited to 10 guests indoors and 25 outdoors until April 1, 2021.**


Q: When is last call?

A: You may purchase glasses of wine, bottles for on-site consumption, and food up to 30 minutes before closing time (view our hours). Bottles-to-go may be purchased up until closing time.


Q: Do you offer any discounts at the winery?

A: Yes, the case discount (12 bottles) is 10%—there are 12 wines in a case and you can mix and match. Police, firefighters, and military personnel with a valid ID receive a 10% discount on glass, bottle, and food purchases. We also offer special discounts for our Wine Club members!


Q: Can I bring a tent?

A: Pop-up tents are not allowed. Any type of tents other then our own are not allowed.


Q: Can I smoke at the winery?

A: Yes, designated smoking areas along the vineyard fenceline are clearly marked. Cigars are available for purchase at bar.


Q: Can I have photos taken at the winery? 

A: Yes, please see our Photography Policy for details.


Q: Is The Winery at Bull Run wheelchair accessible?

A: The Winery at Bull Run has ramps that allow wheelchair access and accessible bathrooms, but as an old historic farm winery building, we are not fully ADA compliant in regards to hand rails or grade of the ramp leading to the winery building.


Q: Can I get a refund on a ticket I purchased to a public event?

A: Public event ticket sales (e.g. Sipping and Painting, Barrel Tastings, movie nights, etc.) are non-refundable. If you would like to give your ticket to a friend, please email us at tasting@wineryatbullrun.com to change the name on the ticket for check-in.


Q: I am planning a visit to the winery from out of town. Do you have any hotels you recommend?

A: Yes, we have relationships with three hotels nearby: Embassy Suites Dulles Airport, Courtyard Dulles Town Center, and Westfields Marriott.


Q: Can I bring a speaker for listening to music?

A: No, any type of amplified music is prohibited.


Q: Can the winery accommodate buses and limos?

A: We can accommodate groups arriving by bus or limo with a reservation prior to 3 PM seven days a week. All tables and groups are by reservation only. Please read our policies on large groups above. Buses and limos are required to use the drop off lane in front of the winery and on weekdays should park in the designated bus parking area at the far end of the parking lot. On weekends, a parking attendant or security team member will instruct the bus or limo driver as to where to park.


Q: Where do you get your grapes?

A: We currently source our grapes from our Estate Vineyard, Rock Mill, located in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Little Washington, VA at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park. The Site is approximately 700ft above sea level (relative to the Winery which is 300ft above sea level). We have 39,000 vines planted on a 34 acre vineyard of a 115 acre operating farm. Nine different  grape varietals are planted. We also source from premium Virginia Vineyards throughout the State.


Q: Are candles/open flames allowed? 

A: No, due to Fairfax County fire regulations we do not allow these.


Q: Do we allow outside furniture?

A: No, we have over 200 picnic and patio tables. These tables are by reservation-only seven days a week. If someone in your party needs a chair with a back, one will be provided.

The Winery at Bull Run is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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