Now Open For Whisky Tastings

Our Visitors Center is now open Fridays through Sundays for lawn and patio seating by reservation.

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NOW OPEN for outdoor seating by reservaton

We’re super excited to welcome you back to our facilities in Lovingston, Virginia. Our Visitors Center is now open Friday through Sunday for lawn and patio seating for groups of up to 6 people.

Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and may be booked online here.

To learn more about our safety protocols, procedures, and how tastings are prepared, read the Visitors Center overview & guidelines below.

Visitors Center Guidelines & FAQs

Keeping our staff and guests safe is our top priority. Here is an overview of how tastings will work:

  • Online reservations are strongly encouraged, and all seating, tastings and bottle sales will be conducted outside. Walk-in guests will be accepted based on availability. The Visitors Center building is still closed to the public.
  • Designated drivers: We encourage groups with designated drivers. Please book your tastings for the number of people who will be tasting.  Total group numbers for each table still need to be six or fewer, so please consider this should you have a designated driver in your group.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages: We currently don’t have food or drinks for purchase, but you’re encouraged to bring your own! Outside alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed.
  • Dogs: We love our furry friends! They are allowed on-site if they are on leash and remain with your group and kept at your individual tasting area. There is a pet relief station at the back of the Visitors Center back parking lot.
  • Curbside pick-up: We now offer curbside pick-up for whisky and merchandise, which may be pre-ordered at our online store. Select ‘pick-up’ from the option at the checkout page, which will route the order to allow for pick-up. We’ll have it ready for the next available Friday – Sunday, 11:30AM to 5:30PM. Please email info@vadistillery.com to inquire about pick-up outside of this window.
  • Reservations are $25 plus tax per person and includes a private table for your group, three ½ ounce neat whisky samples and one full-sized cocktail. To keep groups together, we require one person to book the full reservation for the table.
  • There is a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 6 guests per table.
  • Reservation blocks are one hour. This ensures we can stick to appropriate cleaning schedules while allowings guests enough time to go through the tasting.
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted at entry and directed to parking and your numbered outdoor table.  We have expanded our seating onto the grass lawn for appropriate distancing and most tables are covered by individual tents.
  • Our staff will be wearing facial coverings for your safety. Facial coverings are required anytime you are not seated at your table.  Disposable face masks are available upon request.
  • Always maintain at least 6 feet of distance from guests outside of your group, as well as our staff. Outdoor tables will be placed a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Once seated, a team member will deliver your pre-ordered tastings to a barrel attached to your tasting area to minimize contact. Tastings and cocktails will be served in disposable cups.
  • Enjoy a video about each whisky as you taste through, using a QR code and your personal device.
  • If you would like to purchase a bottle of whisky or other merchandise to take home, please follow signs to our retail station on the porch for contactless ordering.
  • Upon your departure, please discard of all tasting materials in a nearby trashcan.
  • Restrooms are outdoors and include ADA options, as well as sinks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on each table, at the restrooms, trash cans and at the retail table.
  • Tastings will be conducted rain or shine. If severe inclement weather is in the forecast, we will reach out about re-scheduling or email us at info@vadistillery.com to inquire about options.
  • As always, we have strict systems in place for sanitizing all surfaces throughout the day.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this new system. We are so excited to welcome guests back and look forward to seeing you on a future visit soon! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Shoot us a message at info@vadistillery.com and we'll be quick to respond.

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