There are 33 member wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail in Albemarle, Nelson, Green, and parts of Fluvanna county. The center of the region is the city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Many critics and industry members agree that the Shenandoah Valley is the future for Virginia wine, due to its climate advantages, but visitors will enjoy the scenic views, slower pace of life, and a consistently fresh wine style. Winery visiting options range from Harrisonburg south to Raphine and east to Fishersville.
Tours of other Virginia wine regions may be possible depending on dates, but due to longer travel time from Charlottesville, will have additional expense. Please specify preference when contacting.
(photo above: Ankida Ridge Vineyards, Amherst).
After confirming, we will pick you up generally between 10 - 10:20 a.m. in the Charlottesville area. Day tours generally last five to six hours including lunch, and usually have tours of three select wineries.
A two-day tour will return you to Charlottesville usually between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the end of the first day (assuming a three-winery visit, and will resume with a similar schedule, to different wineries on the second day, based on your indicated preferences.
Richard will ask for your personal preferences and priorities for your tour. Based on your responses, he'll customize a tour that best meets what you're looking for.
Overnight two-day tours are possible but with added expense if staying out of Charlottesville
Please text a request with your name and phone or email address letting us know your trip dates and preferences from above. We'll contact you to ask you some questions about your preferences, to better design an ideal curated itinerary and memorable Virginia wine experience.
We are available for tour booking from April through mid-December. Days we're not available include: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day, Good Friday and Easter.
Scheduling is subject to availability.