Charlottesville Wine Route – Blue Ridge
Visit popular wineries at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Our Wine Routes are fully customizable. Want to leave out or add wineries, breweries or cideries? Go for it! You can even create your own route. After booking you’ll receive a link to set your itinerary. Groups 8 and up can tour this route, but should plan on visiting up to 3 venues for 5 hour tours.
The Wineries You'll Visit
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If their slogan "grapes don't grow in ugly places" is true, they have nothing to worry about: Afton Mountain Vineyards is surrounded by beautiful vistas. The beautiful setting, welcoming atmosphere and excellent wines make it a memorable stop on your tour.
Afton offers a selection of meats and cheeses. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy along with the wine and mountain views.
Open Wednesday through Monday 11:00 - 5:30 pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Tastings $7. Last tasting is conducted 15 minutes before closing. Tasting fee for groups of 6, $10 per person. Group tasting times: 11am, 12pm and 1pm only. Pre-paid reservations are required. Call (540) 456-8667 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website Afton Mountain Vineyards
Veritas Vineyard and Winery started as the family's labor of love and has grown into one of the best event destinations in the region. Enjoy their popular wines and relax in the elegant tasting room, from the porch or on the lawn featuring breathtaking views.
Veritas offers a cheese plates of 3 gourmet cheeses, homemade apple chutney and warm baguette. By reservation only, they also offer a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by executive chef Jonathan Boroughs.
Make reservations at least 48 hours ahead if you are interested in a gourmet picnic lunch and/or cellar tour and tasting (available at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM).
Open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Tastings $7 per person. Groups of 7 or more please make a reservation. Call (540) 456-8000 or Click here to reserve online. Please include the date and time of your visit in the comments section.
Website Veritas Vineyard and Winery
Pollak Vineyards offers a picturesque lake and dramatic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. But it's not just the setting that demands attention. Their wines have been widely recognized as some of the finest in the region.
Open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.
Tastings $8 per person. Groups larger than 6 people are $12 per person and require a reservation. They do not accommodate groups larger than 12. Call (540) 456-8844.
Website Pollak Vineyards
King Family Vineyards offers great wine coupled with breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a top-notch staff who understands hospitality. The vineyard is well known for its Meritage, a Bordeaux style blend of four red varietals.
King Family offers a gourmet assortment of chocolates, cheeses, salamis, spreads, and hot French bread. Or bring a picnic.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last tasting begins at 5 p.m.
Public Tastings $8 per person (signature wine glass included), no reservation required. Private Tours and Tastings are available by appointment only, $20 per person with a $100 minimum. Call 434.823.7800.
Tip: King Family Vineyards hosts weekly polo matches, held on Sundays from Memorial Day through early October. Buy a bottle of wine at the tasting room and enjoy the game!
Website King Family Vineyards
Feel free to add or leave out wineries, breweries or cideries in the area. You can set your itinerary after you book your tour.
Enjoy a cheese plate, baguette or snack at one of the wineries, bring a picnic, or pre-order a gourmet picnic lunch from Veritas. You might also be interested in adding a cellar tour and tasting (available at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM). .
Or stop at Blue Mountain Brewery which is on the route. It might mean you will have to skip one winery but hey, they do have good food and beer.
1 hr 28 min Tasting Fees
$40 per person
$51 per person
Gourmet Sandwich Menu
Picnic Lunch Veritas
Explore This Route With Any of Our Wine Tours
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Hop-on the mini bus to tour 4 great wineries. At Jefferson Vineyards sip wines from vines planted on the same sites where Thomas Jefferson planted his. Visit Blenheim, owned and designed by Dave Matthews. Enjoy reds and whites at hidden gem First Colony, and conclude the tour at a Pippin Hill, popular by locals for its food, wine and views.
- Day: Saturday
- Route: Jefferson, Blenheim, First Colony and Pippin Hill
- Pick-up: Boar’s Head Inn, Holiday Inn Monticello, OMNI Hotel
Only $79 per person for 5 hours.