Brewery Tours & Tastings

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I am lately become a brewer for family use”; he took great pleasure in crafting his own beer at Monticello. And the tradition continues. Charlottesville's love of locally crafted beer thrives at our, award-winning microbrewers like Starr Hill, Devil's Backbone, South Street, Wild Wolf and Blue Mountain breweries. Here you can enjoy tours, beer tastings, live music and festivals. A local cidery uses Jefferson’s favorite apple, the Albemarle Pippin, to create its hard cider, rounding out the range of local, artisanal beverages. Be sure to visit the following breweries on your next trip to Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living

A uniquely beautiful magazine expressing the elegant country lifestyle of Jefferson's Virginia within a modern aesthetic, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living tells our local story. Each issue highlights local interests in architecture, interior design, music, literature, gardening, entertaining, dining, art, wine, cider, beer making and more!

Virginia Distillery Company

Visit us in beautiful Nelson County, just 35 miles from Charlottesville, located amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains and not far from the breweries, wineries and cideries along Route 151. Situated on 100 acres in Lovingston, The Virginia Whisky Experience aims to be a destination in Central Virginia. Stop by our Visitors Center and enjoy an array of specialty whisky cocktail samples, made with the Virginia Distillery Company’s Highland Malt and seasonal ingredients sourced from local Nelson County farmers. Offering tastings daily and distillery tours will be available this spring.
(434) 285-2900
299 Eades Lane