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Desert Rose Ranch & Winery

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Address: 13726 Hume Rd, Hume, VA 22639-1713
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+1 540-635-3200
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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Bob and Linda Claymier are the owners of Desert Rose Ranch & Winery....

Bob and Linda Claymier are the owners of Desert Rose Ranch & Winery. They met as teenagers with Linda often visiting Bob where he grew up in the high desert country of eastern Oregon. Bob has been making wine for over 40 years and after an interesting career in the government (see R.E.D. from the wine list!) with much of it spent overseas in exotic locations and often dangerous assignments - they settled in Northern VA. Desert Rose Ranch & Winery was once a working cattle ranch (see Ole Moo Moo from the wine list!) and is still an operating horse operation which showcases several beautiful Arabian horses today. The winery opened in April of 2011 (April Fool's Day, of course!) and they are honored to be surrounded by some of the best vineyards and wineries in Virginia. Please come visit us and saddle up to the horseshoe tasting bar - we hope to see you 'round the ranch!

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A quick trip here after visiting Rappohanock Cellers turned up a quaint, quiet retreat of a winery. Prices are a bit more reasonable than other wineries close by, and while I only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
M3228DMchrisw
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A quick trip here after visiting Rappohanock Cellers turned up a quaint, quiet retreat of a winery. Prices are a bit more reasonable than other wineries close by, and while I only tried a chardonnay here, I was taken with the country feel of the place...nice to come to a winery not overrun with yuppies from NoVa.

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind remarks and we're glad you found us! Please do come back and see us soon for some porch sittin' and wine sippin'! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 494 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I got to this winery about ten minutes after they opened and was their first Taster for the day. Linda, one of the owners did my tasting and I had a great time chatting with her. The whites were all very nice with the rose a bit dry for my taste. They have one red that is unique and they... More 

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Hey there and thank you so much for the great review! We are glad you had a nice time chatting with Linda. We hope you had a very wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year! Please come back and visit us soon! More 

st croix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

There is nothing that discribes a trip through the countryside of Virginia and an excellent wine tasting once at the Desert Rose! I enjoyed meeting the family that owns the winery and received a wonderful tour of this beautiful piece of America! I never realized how the Piedmont is considered the Napa Valley of the East! Since my family has... More 

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for the great review and we're sure glad your trip through the countryside included Desert Rose Winery! There are so many great wineries and wonderful wines in VA -- enjoy them all! We do hope you come back and see us again real soon! Thanks a bunch! More 

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This winery is one of the best I've been to. The wines are awesome, the people are great and the atmosphere is relaxed. A must go to place.

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for this wonderful and kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit at Desert Rose. We strive to provide the best customer service we can and also want to keep the atmosphere relaxed and as comfortable as possible for our guests! Please come back and see us soon! Thanks so much! More 

Stephens City, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My husband and I visited for the first time during a child free Friday afternoon and found the service and the wine to be fantastic! The staff is not only very knowledgeable about the wine but they read people well and are able to service their guests accordingly. We found this winery to be a great experience with great atmosphere... More 

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dropping by Desert Rose and we sure do appreciate the wonderful review! We hope you do return and see us again soon! Thanks so much! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent wine selection and stories for days! The employees were very helpful in recommendations for local places to visit.

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are "charmed" to meet you and hope you return for a visit soon! Thanks so much again! More 

Midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the attention and service given during the wine tasting. Delightful wines and stories were shared proving that this was a great place to start our day of winery visits

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit! We are glad you had great experience at Desert Rose and we hope you come back and visit us soon! More 

Chesterfield, Virginia
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The tasting room has character, if you like western movies (which I do). The day we visited, the owner & winemaker was running the tasting bar. He is a friendly gentleman, and clearly knew the wines. As far as taste, they're so-so. He's retired and doing this more as a hobby, and clearly loves what he's doing. Can't fault him... More 

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't have a great quality wine experience as the rest of our reviewers did. I invite you back any time at your convenience to re-try our wines and this of course would be on the house! Thanks for coming in to Desert Rose and we hope to see you... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I had time to kill while in the area for business. I found this on Google and went because it had many great reviews. I was not sorry that I went. What a great place with unique wines and local jellys, jams, sauces. It's a beautiful setting and is a casual and inviting atmosphere. Stop in, you won't be disappointed!

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

We are very happy you killed the hour with us! Thanks so much for the kind review -- we are thrilled you found us and enjoyed your time at Desert Rose Winery. Thanks for recommending us on Tripadvisor and we sure hope to see you in the winery again... just killing time and sipping wine! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped based on a recommendation while staying at the Marriott Ranch. We were very pleased and impressed with everyone we met here. Bob, the owner gave us our tasting. He was a delight and shared his love of wine with us. The wines are very good. We sampled them all and we enjoyed each one. We... More 

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desertrosewinery, General Manager at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, responded to this review

We thank you and we thank the folks who recommended us to you! Glad you got to chat with Bob. It's always fun to experience when the owner and wine-maker can give a tasting. Bob is so full of knowledge and I'm glad you were able to get the opportunity to learn about our wines from him. We hope you... More 

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