About Us

About the winery

On top of the world. That’s where you will be when you visit Chester Gap Cellars at the northern tip of beautiful Rappahannock County. Bring your senses to life sipping truly great, hand-crafted wines while enjoying stunning views from our open-air tasting patio.

At over 1,000 feet elevation and conveniently located just off of Route 522 near Front Royal and I-66, Chester Gap Cellars is your perfect destination to experience a tranquil, intimate and friendly place. Put your feet up while tasting estate-grown Viognier, Roussanne, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng and innovated blends. Let your eyes feast the natural beauty of lovingly tended vines and the endless blue mountains of the southeast Piedmont.

What is the wine all about at Chester Gap Cellars? A commitment to grow the highest quality grapes through minimal intervention, which produce full flavor, handcrafted wines. High elevation, an eastern exposure, well-drained rocky soils, nearly frost-free conditions, and cooler summer days and nights all add to grapes that can hang in the vineyard until optimal ripeness is achieved.

The result? We welcome you to come taste for yourself.

About the owners

Jeff Seese and Travis Patton purchased Chester Gap Cellars in August 2017, and they strive to continue the legacy of high quality wines paired with the beautiful land and picturesque views that the winey offers.

About the winemaker

Bernd Jung has been making wine at Chester Gap Cellars since 2004. He continues to manage the viticulture and winemaking processes. Bernd’s knowledge of the soil, vines, and proven winemaking processes allows him to create high quality and artfully finished wines at Chester Gap Cellars.