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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 August 6, 2020: The Winery at Bull Run will be open Saturday–Wednesday 11AM–7PM, Thursday 11AM–8PM, & Friday 11AM–9PM. All indoor areas will remain closed and table reservations are required seven days a week. Hillwood Park does not require a reservation. Please see Calendar for availability. We do ask that our guests wear masks when not at their table for the safety of our staff and guests.

We are also continuing to offer curbside pickup service and shipping so that you can enjoy your favorite Bull Run wines at home! For curbside pickup, please place order your online and select "pickup" at check-out. Wines can be picked up during our hours of operation.

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

A: Yes, we offer several delicious 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: How much are wine tastings at The Winery at Bull Run?

A: Update 6/25/20: We are currently offering self-guided wine tastings for $15. Tastings include 6 Bull Run wines and tasting notes.

Self-guided wine tastings are availbale 7 days a week. For just $15, you will taste our current flight of 6 Bull Run wines. Self-guided wine tastings are available at the bar and can be enjoyed at your table.

Groups: For Private Group Wine Tastings, a reservation is required. This option is for groups of 8 to 20 people who wish to do a wine tasting together with a dedicated wine educator. Souvenir Bull Run Logo wine glass is included for Private Groiup Wine Tastings. Schedule your private group wine tasting by click here.

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: To ensure a pleasant winery experience for all, reservations are required for all tables seven days a week. There is a two table reservation limit. (6 guests per table)

Groups of 13 individuals or more are required to purchase a private event rental space.


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: Can you reserve a table on the lawn or on the patio?

A: Yes, all tables are by reservation only. Picnic Table Reservation. Please note we do not allow "food only" tables or tables to be used as buffet stations on the lawn or patio.


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 (Sipping and Painting, Friday Night Flights, 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 reservations required?

A: Yes, reservations are required seven days a week.

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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