"Whether you live nearby or are just passing through, The Local Taste should be one of your stops, if only to check out the historical building. It’s a lovely and compelling spot. And if you’re exploring Virginia wine country, the Slater Run wines are a must taste."


JUNE 2016


JUNE 2016

The Local Taste

9030 John S Mosby Highway

Upperville, VA 20184 

(540) 592-3042

info@thelocaltaste.com  / david@slaterrun.com

Open Thursday 1-8, Friday & Saturday 1-9, Sunday & Monday 1-6




MAY 2016

- Kurt Jensen, Wine About Virginia, September 4, 2016


"Slater Run may well be making the best wines in Virginia”    


APRIL 2016

"It’s a family business with a rich history: land that has been farmed by the Slater family along Goose Creek in Upperville for over 300 years. Such history deserves careful planning, thoughtful respect for tradition, and the advice of experts—the precise approach taken by Kiernan Slater and her husband, Christopher Patusky... While the vineyards and winery are not yet open to the public, The Local Taste in Upperville is, and a trip well worth taking." 



"Kiernan Slater and Christopher Patusky decided to pour their wines at an offsite location, but it is much more than a tasting room... When you look at it from the outside, it is hard to imagine that it can serve dual purposes simultaneously, but the interior space is expertly arranged and beautifully decorated to retain the historical sense of the structure and provide ample space for both tasting and retail transactions. This is one that simply demands exploration by anyone serious about Virginia wine." 

"If you are out west on the John Mosby Highway, or visiting the wineries along RT 17 north, we recommend you head over to The Local Taste to try these new, well-made, Virginia wines. You will be glad you did."

"Between the exceptionally crafted and carefully thought out wines, the quaint and cozy tasting room, and the friendliness, knowledge and passion of the ownership and management, The Local Taste is a new favorite destination for us!"



"The Local Taste remains something of an untapped treasure in the local wine scene. The rustic, early 19th century stone house serves as both the tasting room for Slater Run Vineyards and a wine shop with worldly offerings hand-selected from respected sommelier Neal Wavra. In the words of Sheila Clark, a Leesburg resident who was at The Local Taste with her husband Ken on Saturday, 'I just want to sit here and relax all afternoon'."

"The Local Taste wine bar was nearly full when we arrived. Adele was our wine educator. She was well versed in both in general wine knowledge, as well as Slater Run's wines... We recommend you head over to The Local Taste to try these well-made Virginia wines from Slater Run Vineyards. You will be glad you did."