Our Wines


Hand-selected by local wine expert Neal Wavra, our selection of wines features local Upperville wines produced by Slater Run Vineyards as well as wines of every price from around the world.

Wine bar and shop & tasting room for Upperville winery  Slater Run Vineyards

Our Events


The Local Taste hosts monthly events including OysterFest, BBQFest, and PoloFest as well as a series of wine tastings led by Neal Wavra, among others.


Currently: The Local Taste is hosting a weekly soup night every Thursday from 5-7 featuring house-made soups by our chef, Matt Smith. Reservations recommended. Please email adale@slaterrun.com

Our Case Club


Join the Slater Run Vineyards Case Club and get a 15% discount on all wines, event tickets, and other items purchased at The Local Taste . 

What is Slater Run Vineyards?


SLATER RUN VINEYARDS is a vineyard and winery located in Upperville that is owned by married couple Kiernan Slater and Christopher Patusky and located on the Slater family farm.  Under the same leadership as The Local Taste, the winery represents the continuation of a 300-year tradition of farming by Kiernan's family along Goose Creek. Read more about Slater Run Vineyards here at their official site.​​






Located in Upperville in a late-18th century stone building identified in the National Register of Historic Places as "Dullins Tavern" as of 1805, The Local Taste ​is a tasting room for Upperville winery Slater Run Vineyards  as well as a wine bar & shop featuring an eclectic selection of more than 100 wines from around the world.


Carefully curated by local wine expert Neal Wavra and served with individualized care by The Local Taste team, the shop's wines come from around the world and range from $10 on up.  The Slater Run Vineyards wines come from grapes grown just a few miles down the road on the Slater family farm in Upperville.  Current Slater Run vintages include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé, Cabernet Franc, and two Bordeaux-style blends, the right bank style First Bridge and the left bank style Roots.   


The Local Taste is open Thursday through Saturday 12-7 and Sunday 12-5. 

The Local Taste

9030 John S Mosby Highway

Upperville, VA 20184 


(540) 592-3042

info@thelocaltaste.net / adale@slaterrun.com


Open 12-7 Thurs-Sat, 12-5 Sun

"This is a spot not to be missed." - Virginia Winos