Hop-On Wine Tour – Nelson 151

(11 customer reviews)

Tour 4 wineries along scenic RT 151 that have all won gold medals in the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Cup. Take in the views at Pippin Hill, beautiful Veritas, classic King Family and the ever-charming Grace Estate. This route offers a great mix of 4 distinctive wineries, high-quality wines and great views of the Blue Ridge. Bonus: meet other wine lovers!

Day: Saturday
Route: Pippin Hill, Veritas, King Family, Grace Estate
Pick-up: Omni Hotel, Homewood Suites, Sonesta ES Suites

Only $89 per person for 5 hours.




  • 5 hour Charlottesville wine tour in a comfortable mini bus, van or mini van (depending on the number of participants)
  • Route: Pippin Hill – Veritas – King Family – Grace Estate. Each of these wineries have won one or more gold medals in Virginia’s Governor’s Cup
  • The most affordable wine tour for couples
  • Not intended for groups of 4 and up, who need to book a private tour: lower costs, more flexibility and privacy
  • Tasting fees and gratuity are not included. Traditional tastings are not available, as wineries are only offering bottle service, wine by the glass and a few offer flights during COVID.
  • Pick up and drop off locations: OMNI Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Rd @ 10:30 am, Homewood Suites Charlottesville, 2036 India Rd @ 10:40 am, Sonesta ES Suites Charlottesville, 1111 Millmont St @ 10:50 am. We’ll pick you up at the lobby, no need to be a hotel guest
  • Want us to drop you off at another address? Add the Take Me Home Service ($12.50 per address) at check-out
  • Free parking, except at Omni (daily rate applies)
  • You decide how to spend your time at the wineries: do a tasting, kick back with a glass of wine or have some food
  • Spend approximately 45 minutes per winery. 1 hour stop at Veritas for lunch. Picnic lunches available for purchase
  • During COVID, Pippin Hill, Veritas and Grace Estate require reservations for indoor seating, otherwise expect outdoor walk-in accommodations. Please visit our Tour Planner for details on how to contact each venue if you want indoor service. (Pippin Hill @ 11:15am, Veritas @ 12:20pm, King Family @ 1:40pm, Grace @ 2:40pm)
  • Customer friendly cancellation policy, see terms and conditions. Optional cancellation extension for even more peace of mind
  • Venues can change due to occasional limited availability. You will be notified ahead of the tour if that is the case
  • Tour may be cancelled if there are less than 4 participants. If so, you will be notified by the Wednesday before your tour. You will receive a full refund, or you can upgrade to a private wine tour (depending on availability)

11 reviews for Hop-On Wine Tour – Nelson 151

  1. Ellen

    We had a great time on our wine tour. I called ahead of time because we had to make special arrangements for the size of the group and wish wish customer service spent a half hour on the phone with me personalizing our tour. The day of the actual tour was great, our driver was very accommodating and we were able to make additional stops (including picking up BBQ for dinner). Well worth the price and piece of mind everything was a great experience.

  2. De Newsom

    If you’re thinking about hitting up Charlottesville area wineries book one of these tours first! It was such a relaxing time not having to worry about where to go, getting lost or getting a DWI! There was plenty of time dedicated to each winery where you can sit and enjoy a glass after the tastings and take in the beautiful vistas. Our friendly driver always made sure to check on us and to give us a friendly five minute reminder text that it’s time to get on the bus to head for the next winery. We had a very nice time on the Wish Wish tour and will definitely do this again!

  3. Jesse

    Had a great day with Mark touring our small group around the Nelson 151 trail. A great way too visit several wineries or breweries without having to be behind the wheel. Our driver Mark was very prompt, professional and fun, providing commentary and comfort during the afternoon. The van we had was very clean and comfortable. A great way to spend and afternoon with some family and/or friends exploring some of the great wineries in the area.

  4. Heather F

    Had a great tour with Nick on August 26. He had water available, gave us plenty of time at each stop and was knowledgeable about the process and wineries.

  5. Jonathan Nobles

    We had a FANTASTIC time. Rob (our driver) was friendly, professional, and courteous throughout, and the four vineyards were uniquely enjoyable. I even discovered a new favorite wine variety. Well worth the money.

  6. Mary Lou

    Very disappointed in this tour that we took on 6/22/19. The driver never introduced himself, never told us what we would be doing, how long we would be at each vineyard, where to meet the bus afterwards…..NOTHING! . He just dropped us off. It wasn’t until I asked him at the second vineyard what time did we need to be back to the bus and where do we meet him at. I was expecting him to provide some information about the area/wineries as we drove along…..but NOTHING! He just drove us and dropped us off with no information or directions. Definitely not worth the money…especially with our driver who I later found out was Ike. Very disappointed.

  7. Danielle

    We had a wonderful wine tour with our driver Philip. He was very knowledgeable and prompt. He always asked us our preferences and adjusted things accordingly. He was so accommodating when the winery we stopped at did not have a food truck as expected so we made an impromptu stop at a local brewery. Would definitely recommend and book again.

  8. Liz

    This was our 4th WishWish tour and we always have a fantastic experience every time! The only reason why I’m not giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because our driver Ike was not the best communicator and gave us no direction. Since we have done this before we knew the ropes, but overall as a group we felt lost. Out of all of the drivers we’ve had, Ike was unfortunately the worst we’ve had. We still had a good time with our group and will be back again next year, but hoping we have a different driver!

    • Roger Jackman

      Thank you very much for booking with Wish Wish a FOURTH time! I am glad that you have had such great experiences. Thank you also for your feedback. Being sure our drivers are engaged with the group is very important to us, and with your feedback we can ensure that our drivers are more involved in the customer experience in the future.


  9. Barb Shoemaker

    We booked a winery tour in January. WishWish was great to work with, they have an excellent tour planner and nice vans. We had a slight delay in our start but they were very accommodating and more than made up for this. Van was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend the organization!!

  10. James Marks

    We had a fabulous time on the Route 151 wine tour. The organization and execution from start (making reservations) to finish (being dropped back off at our hotel) was pleasantly smooth and relaxing – unlike other tours I have taken. The tour was scheduled perfectly, with just the right amount of time at each vineyard to do the tastings. And since we were running a little ahead, we were able to stop at an additional winery. Because the tour travelled on the less-than-main roads, the scenery itself was worth the trip.

    The driver, Ike, was patient and a real gentlemen, though I have two suggestions. First, he needed to talk much, much louder so that everyone could hear his instructions. Second, it would have been nice if he announced the next vineyard on the list.

  11. Michaela

    We had an excellent experience on this tour over the weekend, with Rob as our driver. He was great – very professional and prompt, with open lines of communication with our group throughout the day. The wineries we visited were all wonderful as well. Highly recommend this tour!

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