Taste, Wood-Fired Kitchen

4.6
71 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Taste, Wood-Fired Kitchen is Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards’ inaugural restaurant. Set in the middle of a 450 acre farm with a 10-acre vineyard, Taste has a unique open-air design that showcases unparalleled views of the vineyards, rolling hills, and surrounding Southwest Virginia views and serving the finest in Appalachian inspired cuisine (not to mention the odd eclectic features that change on a whim).

Taste’s menu was created for sharing and is perfect as a family-style dinner with hearty portions and incredibly diverse choices. Guests may enjoy one of Nicewonder Vineyards’ award-winning wines as a tasting flight accompanying dinner, or while relaxing at the hand-crafted zinc bar.

Great for year-round dining, regardless of the weather. When it is warm, the sides go up to enjoy fresh open-air dining, when it gets cold, the sides are down and the heaters keep you warm and toasty.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 71 people are saying
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HalfBacker
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always original; and you can see where many ingredients are sourced.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Nice summer breeze traveling through the restaurant. Summer squash blossom and XO noodles were wonderful!

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AllenH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time while dining at Taste! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For a $ 72.00 steak for two to be served on cheap paper plates is crazy.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carrots were outstanding. The Cuban, Meatball Sub, and Flat Bread pizza were outstanding as well. The only thing, oysters were awesome but a little pricey.

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ChaseC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wines! Overall great experience.

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MindyS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great night, food was good, drinks were great and the ambience/atmosphere was perfect. Beautiful location!

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CCT2017
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A beautiful property it is, and enjoyed the outdoor dining. The food was inventive and quite good. The menu was a little conjested, there by confusing. Our server, although endearing was filling in for someone, so his knowledge was limited.
We are anticipating the opening of the yurts and hotel, and the completion of the property for a full effect.
Children were playing around the garden which is close to the serving/dining area. Allowing this should probably be rethought, as it appeared that one child had been hurt.
Not only that but at the cost of dinner, seeing children playing and getting dirty is not the ambiance I would be looking to repeat.

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Lora
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special experience to eat right around the corner from where so much of the food was grown. The food and ambiance were fantastic, we're so excited to have a restaurant like this near us!

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LenoxGranny
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am glad that we tried Taste; however, the experience was not worth the cost. The food was ok, but we found the duck to be undercooked. The music genre was not to our liking and did not fit the ambiance of the venue. I hope that the restaurant succeeds because I am a proud Appalachian who grew up on home-grown food.

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CrippleCreek68
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. We will always come back. First rate

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viplynnseldon
Charleston
218 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience and we'll be back soon!

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Warren
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. The chef was very kind to us, accommodating a dairy allergy in our party.

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vipSeamusT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, unique menu. Great staff!

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BeverlyB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The scenery is absolutely beautiful!!! Our waitress was very entertaining & attentive. The food was very good & we were pleased to learn the overwhelming majority is produced on site. We wished the cocktails had incorporated more ingredients from the farm (lavender, basil, etc). Better signage/directions would be helpful for first timers (but now we know). Definitely a win for the area. Wishing Travis the best in his expansion /looking forward to info about The Inn

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as usual. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Two things that NEED to change: ditch the paper plates and reduce the volume of the music. Sidenote, and this may just be personal taste, but the music doesn’t really go with the vibe of the restaurant so maybe revisiting that would be a good idea as well.

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Markus
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was very good. Selection limited. Salmon patties tasted like canned ones mom used to make. Pretty expensive for 2 patties, no salad or sides. Setting and ambiance wonderful, but food below average

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Krista
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great, however the menu is extremely limited. No substitutions or add-ons allowed. The food was honestly not great at all and extremely over priced. The Chardonnay was very good but also very pricey. If you are looking for expensive wine and a nice atmosphere, I would recommend. But if you’re looking for great food, I would not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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TuffTarget
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed. We will be going back!

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jaeL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very over priced. Paper plates and plastic forks even with post COVID precautions - not acceptable. Potato chips straight in the bag didn’t help either. All of the above is okay for a halfway house at the local municipal golf course. Not acceptable at these prices at a private winery/golf course.

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HalfBacker
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adventurous locavore cuisine in an indoor/outdoor setting set among rolling hills and shady groves.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Besides the great food and staff the drive in and scenery from any part of the restaurant is breathtaking.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! I had the tuna noodle casserole. This is not what your mother used to make. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten! The service was fast & friendly. Rustic tables & chairs. A paper placemat would have been nice. The wine prices were not published on the menu. I had 2 glasses of their merlot. It was good but not served at cellar temperature. We were shocked to learn when we got the check that each glass of wine was $16! My husband had 2 glasses of chardonnay, also expensive. Can't remember the exact price. Had I known the cost I would have had something else or at least not had a 2nd glass!

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TNfriends
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The paper plates are ridiculous; I was not expecting dive bar plate presentation. What wasn't on a paper plate was on a slate slab, which was an annoying surface for sauces and such. The charcuterie board items we chose were tiny for the price (salami was nearly transparent slices, blue cheese was a tiny area of little crumbles). The pickled okra and asparagus were good. To serve this with Ritz crackers when it was around a $35-40 board... Our salads were standard (the seasoning on the sourdough crotons missed the mark, and the tomatoes were bland). The salmon cakes were good but would be more enjoyable if they were served with at least a small green side for some flavor difference. The dessert we were offered should be an embarrassment; when there is only 1 dessert to choose from it should be quality. We did enjoy the mixed drinks. I agree with other comments that the wine is overpriced for portion and quality.
We really wanted to like this restaurant. It's a lovely setting with the area surroundings and casual yet charming in terms of furnishings, lighting, etc. However, to spend over $230 and be served on paper plates and receive the major disappointments we had, we would only return if we knew major changes were made.

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vipZaidy
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. We will be coming back again and again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere. We will be back.

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MarcT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful environment and excellent food. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipKevinC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, delicious, and unique!

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wide choices on menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, beautiful spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service every time! A real gem in a bucolic setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a unique experience.

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KeithR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day Eve

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vipNeet
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations at Taste for my nephew's college graduation. It was a short drive from Johnson City, TN but definitely worth the drive! The food was amazing. The staff was extremely receiving and professional. Gave us Southern hospitality! The location was unmatched! I'd surely return from Atlanta to spend a weekend here!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Oysters were excellent. Meatballs on the sandwich were served half raw. Server was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Chef Travis is amazing.

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SilverScot
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu to compliment wines. Full bar service also available.. particularly liked the self selection for Charcuterie, cheese and pickles platters.

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MikeC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful setting, a little hard to find but understandably due to being centralized in a vineyard. Food was pretty good but a little over priced I think.

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
131 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent! The kids grilled cheese was a little burnt, and the kids picked around it. Crab cakes were excellent, as well as the charcuterie. We will definitely go back. The only bad part was there was a table where one lady was screaming at the top of her lungs! It made for a miserable dinner conversation because we could not even hear ourselves think. It was really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis and team do a great job. Tremendous setting too.

FAQs

Taste, Wood-Fired Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (276) 644-5971.

Taste, Wood-Fired Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.