Charlottesville Welcome Book Fall 2017

Vineyard Tours & Tastings

Thomas Jefferson dreamt that Virginia wines would one day be plentiful and held in high regard, and today’s local vintners have accomplished just that by producing award-winning wines. The Monticello Viticultural Area encompasses more than half of Virginia’s wine country and contains over 1,000 acres of vineyards. Now the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines, with more than 50 local vineyards offer wine tastings from the lightest pinot grigio to the deepest merlot. Be sure to visit the following vineyards on your next trip to Charlottesville.

Castle Hill Cider

Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. We trust you'll enjoy our rich history, and perhaps even create some of your own. Castile Hill can host special events like weddings, corporate parties, and small gatherings—all sure to create beautiful memories. Daily tasting hours of 11am - 5pm. The 2017 Annual CiderFest will be held on September 3rd, from 11am to 6pm.


CrossKeys Vineyards

Crosskeys Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and yield balance to achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and soils here at Crosskeys. Our first vines were planted in 2001 and we have only grown since then. Our 125 acre estate currently houses 30 acres of vines with plans on additions this spring. We currently grow 12 varietals of grapes all used to produce our one of a kind award winning wines.


Grace Estate Winery

Here at Grace Estate Winery, we embrace our Central Virginian terroir with approximately 50 acres of Estate Vineyards and its 14 vitis vinifera varietals. Please visit our website to check dates and times for tasting, events, and for more information on our wines, the Wine Club, and on hosting your wedding and private events.


Horton Vineyards

Horton Vineyards, located in Orange County, Virginia, is one of the most innovative wineries in the country. Utilizing the latest viticultural techniques, Horton is charting a new generation of wines made from Viognier, the premier grape of France's Rhone Valley, and other premium varieties from southern France, Portugal, Spain, Russia/Georgia and Italy. Visitors are invited to come explore these distinctive wines in Horton's magnificent stone winery, open daily for wine tasting from 10am to 5pm. When you visit, remember to taste the Blanco Xoco, the white wine with chocolate essence.


Stone Mountain Vineyards

Taste the Altitude! At over 1,700 ft., Stone Mountain Vineyards is one of the highest vineyards in all of Virginia. Coupled with superb Monticello terroir, we produce award-winning wines year after year. Learn more and plan your visit today. Join us for a glass on our expansive deck and take in the breathtaking view from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.