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About Us

The owners, Skip and Cindi Causey, are locals who had a dream of opening their own winery. The Causeys trace their interest back to the early 1990s when they started visiting wineries in the Napa Valley and Sonoma regions of California. “Dream talk” is what the owner’s family coined their discussions of owning a future winery. They based the design of Potomac Point on multiple Mediterranean cultures, Italian, French, Spanish as well as American – specifically Napa and New Orleans. Skip and Cindi planted their first grapes in 2006 and opened the winery’s doors in 2007.

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Our Team

Cindi Causey
Cindi CauseyPotomac Point Proprietor
The owners, Skip and Cindi Causey, are Widewater residents who had a dream of opening up their winery. Dream talk, their daughter, called it. The Causeys trace their interest back to the early 1990s …

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Skip Causey
Skip CauseyPotomac Point Proprietor
The owners, Skip and Cindi Causey, are Widewater residents who had a dream of opening up their winery. Dream talk, their daughter, called it. The Causeys trace their interest back to the early 1990s …

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David Pagan Castaño
David Pagan CastañoWinemaker
Potomac Point Winery is proud to announce the addition of David Pagan Castaño as head winemaker.  David is a third generation winemaker from Yecla, Spain beginning with his grandfather …

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Chelsea Sparaco
Chelsea SparacoSales & Marketing Manager
Chelsea Sparaco is a George Mason University graduate whose years of organizing social events and gatherings for family and friends ultimately led her to the event industry. This Northern Virginia …

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Laurel Budd
Laurel BuddDirector of Operations
Laurel Budd joined the Potomac Point Winery family in 2012. Leaving a corporate career in pursuit of a lifelong passion for hospitality management, she came to serve in many roles in her time here …

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Sydney Brown
Sydney BrownVenue Coordinator
Sydney is a Northern Virginia native with a Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism Studies from Old Dominion University. Her primary focus was on tourism and event management …

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Jonathan Little
Jonathan LittleBanquet Captain
Jonathan is a seasoned hospitality professional with a diverse background….

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William Hamm
William HammHead Chef & Kitchen Manager
William Ham has been working in the foodservice industry for over 20 years….

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Katie Perry
Katie PerryFood & Wine Manager
Katie is a seasoned hospitality professional who has worked her…

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Isabella Stevens
Isabella StevensGuest Services Coordinator
Isabella is a recent college graduation from American Military Univ…

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Awards

2019

Petit Manseng 2017 Platinum Medal at the Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Richland Reserve Heritage 2017 Platinum Medal at the Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Cabernet Franc 2017 Gold Medal at the 2019 International Women’s Wine Competition
Richland Reserve Heritage 2017 Silver Medal at the 2019 International Women’s Wine Competition
Richland Reserve Heritage 2017 Gold Medal at the Va Governor’s Cup
Cabernet Franc 2017 Silver Medal at the VA Governor’s Cup
Petit Verdot 2016 Silver Medal at the VA Governor’s Cup

2018

Cabernet Franc 2016  Gold Medal at the Va Governor’s Cup
Cabernet Franc 2016  VA Governor’s Cup Case Winner!
Deseo NV  Gold Medal at the 2018 International Wine Competition (East meets West)
Cabernet Franc 2018  Silver Medal at the 2018 International Wine Competition (East meets West)
Reserve Chardonnay 2016  Bronze Medal at the 2018 International Wine Competition (East meets West)
Viognier 2016  Silver Medal at the 2018 International Wine Competition (East meet West)
Merlot 2015  Platinum Level Winner at Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Cabernet Franc 2016  Platinum Level Winner at Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Merlot 2016  Gold Level Winner at Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Richland Reserve Viognier 2016  Gold Level Winner at Savor Virginia Wine Classic
Petit Manseng 2017  Silver Level Winner at Savor Virginia Wine Classic

2017

Richland Reserve Heritage 2014  Gold Medal at the 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Viognier Reserve 2015  Silver Medal at the 2017 International Eastern Wine Competition
Richland Reserve Heritage 2014  Silver Medal at the 2017 Governor’s Cup
Cabernet Franc 2015  Silver Medal at the 2017 Governor’s Cup
Viognier Reserve 2015  Silver Medal at the 2017 Governor’s Cup
Best Norton  Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Gold
Best Rose’: La Belle Vie Rose’  Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Silver
Best Cabernet Franc  Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze
Best Other Red: Coyote Cave Red  Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze
Best Viognier  Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze

2016

Richland Reserve Heritage 2014  Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition
Vino Camino  Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition

2015

Cabernet Franc 2013  Best of Class, Best Red and Gold Medal at the 2015 International Eastern Wine Competition
Viognier Reserve 2013  Bronze Medal at the International Eastern Wine Competition
Vino Camino 2013  Bronze Medal at the International Eastern Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2013 Cabernet Franc  35th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze Medal 2014 Viognier, Reserve  35th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal Vino Camino 2013 Premium Red Blend  35th Annual San Francisco International Wine Competition
Vino Camino 2015  Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Cabernet Franc 2013  Silver Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Viognier 2014  Bronze Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition

2014

Cabernet Franc 2010  Silver medal winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup
Richland Reserve Heritage 2010  Silver medal winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup
Viognier 2013  Silver medal winner at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Competition

2013

Richland Reserve Heritage 2010  Gold medal Winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup
Richland Reserve Heritage 2010  Governor’s cup case winner
Cabernet Franc 2010  Silver medal winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup
NV Rabelos Red Dessert Wine 500 ml  Silver medal winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup
Richland Reserve Heritage 2009  Bronze medal winner at Virginia’s Governors Cup

Best Outdoor Dining areas in the Northern Virginia region by Virginia Living Magazine 2019

Best Outdoor Dining   Virginia Living “Best of Virginia 2017”

Best Place for Brunch   Virginia Living “Best of Virginia 2017”

Best Winery for food offerings   Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Silver

2014 Virginia Living Magazine   Voted Best Outdoor Dining Locations

2014 Virginia Living Magazine   Voted Best Places for Lunch

2014 Washington Post   Best Tastings, Best Food, Best Views

2019 The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame

2019 Top Virginia Wedding Venue Venue Report – Best Wedding Venues in Virginia

2019 Best Virginia Wedding Venues Washingtonian – 22 Virginia Wedding Venues for an Unforgettable Celebration

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 Preferred Vendor Washingtonian Weddings

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 Best of Weddings   The Knot Pick

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 Couple’s Choice award   WeddingWire

2017 Best Wedding Reception Venue   Northern Virginia Magazine

Best Winery for Weddings   Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Silver

2014 Best of Nova Wedding Venue   Northern Virginia Magazine

2014 Voted Best Special Event Venues  Virginia Living Magazine

2019 “Best Winery” Best of the Burg People’s Choice Awards, Free Lance Star

2019 “Best Winery” Inside Nova Best of Stafford

2018 “Top Ten Favorite Tasting Rooms” Official Virginia Wine Lover

2017 Personally, Recommended Winery   Washingtonian Magazine

2017 “Top Ten Tasting Room”   Wine Lover Magazine

2017 Reader’s Choice for Favorite Winery   The Free Lance Star

Best Romantic Winery   Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze

Best Winemaker David Pagan Castaño   Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze

Best Wine Accessory Shop   Savor Virginia “Reader’s Choice 2017”, Bronze

2016 Virginia’s Favorite Winery Tasting Room   Voted by Official Virginia Wine Lover Subscribers

2014 Badge of Excellence   Trip Advisor

2014 Voted one of the Top Wineries in the DC area   Washingtonian Magazine

2014 Best Tastings, Best Food, Best Views   Washington Post

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