Welcome Book Winter 2018
Wine & Country Shop Hosts Horton Tasting Event
Stop by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop and meet Shannon Horton of Horton Vineyards, who will be pouring their 2016 Petit Manseng on April 13 from 1–4pm. Winner of the 2019 Governor's Cup, the sumptuous, golden wine not only was one of a few select white wines to ever win the cup, but also was the first Petit Manseng to ever receive the award. Horton’s Petit Manseng is characterized as having sweet tropical fruit flavors, wiped clean by a fierce blaze of blinding acidity, creating a wine widely celebrated by the industry. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! For more details, to share the event with friends and to rsvp, click here. To read more about the winning wine and Horton Vineyards, check out our Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Blog.


The Corner at UVA 
Beloved by University of Virginia students, alums and locals alike, The Corner - this is, the row of shops, restaurants and bars across University Avenue from the UVA grounds - is one of the Charlottesville area's must-sees. This seven-block-long row of businesses was named for its original size, literally just a corner, as well as its location at the corner of the UVA grounds, and cliaims to have continued to be "a student rendezvous since the mid-1800s." Keep reading!
Monticello Wine Trail Takes 2019 Cup and Multiple Golds
The 2019 Annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Gala, held in Richmond on February 26th, celebrated 68 Gold Medal winning wines, several from Charlottesville's own Monticello Wine Trail were selected for the 2019 Governor’s Case, including Barboursville Vineyards’’ 2017 Vermentino Reserve and Early mountain Vineyards’ 2016 Eluvium. Governor Ralph Northam awarded the 2019 Governor’s Cup to local Horton Vineyards for their 2016 Petit Manseng. See more from the gala here.

Wine Tasting 101

When it comes to wine tastings, proper technique allows one to get the most out of the experience. Before your next visit along the Monticello Wine Trail, check out this blog post with Valley Road Vineyards on how to properly taste wine with the “5 S’s”—Seeing, Swirling, Sniffling, Sipping and Savoring. Read more here.

Wine & Country Shop
You'll find everything everything you need for luxurious entertaining at an equestrian event, vineyard outing or tailgate - from luxury picnic hampers, custom linens and vintage silver to artisan charcuterie boards and Dubarry attire as well. The line of beautiful Wine & Country Welcome Bags filled with locally made artisan goodies are sure to make every occasion special.
Wed.–Sat., 10am–6pm, or by appointment. 434-295-0306 or Shop@CharlottesvilleWineandCountryLiving.com.

This seasons' wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments:


       Ragged Branch        Dinsmore Inn    Monticello