Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020

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.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Named the 2012 Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival and the 2010 World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster Small Brewpub, Devils Backbone Brewing Company produces fresh and original craft beer paired with a traditional menu touched with southwestern flavors. With a cozy lodge style atmosphere including outdoor dining in the Blue Ridge mountains of Nelson County, this is the place for fun. View www.dbbrewingcompany.com for our children's menu, local music acts and special events.

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

Wine & Country Life

A uniquely beautiful magazine created by Ivy Life & Style Media celebrating elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country within a modern aesthetic, Wine & Country Life tells our local story. Each issue highlights local and regional interests in architecture, interior design, music, literature, gardening, entertaining, dining, art, wine, cider, beer making and more! 

(434) 984-4713