A memorable farm-to-fork dining experience!

In 1607, the Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed reached the shores of Virginia. After exploring several sites along the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the colonists, fearing pirates and Spanish competition, decided to explore further inland.


Captain Gabriel Archer, after whom the restaurant is named, proposed they settle on land where The Williamsburg Winery now stands.

In 1987 the Duffeler family constructed the Gabriel Archer Tavern on the footprints of an old farm shed on the grounds of Wessex Hundred. Originally, this first completed winery structure housed barrels, bottling equipment, and the finished wines.

Today, its mission is to provide a memorable farm-to-fork dining experience that’s both delicious and nourishing.

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TASTING ROOM HOURS - Temporarily Closed; Wine Pavilion Open

November 1 - December 31

Daily 12:00pm - 4:30pm

January 1 - March 15

Thursday-Monday 12:00pm - 4:30pm | Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED

March 16 - October 31

Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm - 4:30pm | Friday-Saturday 12:00pm - 6:30pm


Effective November 1, 2020

Daily 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Job Opportunities at The Williamsburg Winery

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The Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA


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