Welcome Book Spring Summer 2019

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.

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.


Flying Fox Vineyard

Great wine comes from great grapes, and we love to grow grapes. After years of tending our vineyard, we now craft our own Flying Fox wines. Visit us in beautiful Nelson County to taste our wines which reflect the true character of our Virginia-grown fruit. We have the classics - Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot along with Chardonnay and Viognier. Bring a picnic, share a glass of wine with friends and family, and enjoy the views from our patio. Hope to see you soon! (Closed January and February) 


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.


Septenary: The Winery at Seven Oaks Farm

Whether you are planning a wedding, birthday or anniversary celebration, rehearsal dinner, graduation party of private reception, Seven Oaks is the perfect place to have your event! We offer indoor and outdoor spaces that can be customized to fit your needs. Come and enjoy the Septenary experience firsthand, whether through a glass of our wine with family or friends, a more formal tasting of the wines, or by joining our family through the Septenary wine club.

 


Wine & Country Life

A uniquely beautiful magazine 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!