Wineries In Charlottesville VA

If you’re a wine lover planning a trip to Virginia, a visit to wine country is a must. And this guide to the best wineries near Charlottesville, VA, will give you all the details you need.

With more than 40 wineries in the Charlottesville area, finding the perfect sip can be a daunting task. But fear not, my fellow wine lover!

When you visit Barboursville, there are a couple of options for tasting experiences. Choose between self-serve or a seated tasting.

Barboursville Vineyards

Pollak Vineyards focuses on traditional French varietals. They’ve got about 40 acres of vineyards and only use estate-grown fruit to make their award-winning wines. 

Pollak Vineyards

Their elegant Pinot Noir has delicious flavors of cherry, raspberry, and dried herbs. The Aligoté was also a unique find, with an interesting texture from skin contact. 

Michael Shaps Wineworks

Owners Elizabeth and Tony Smith grew up near Charlottesville and took over Afton Mountain in 2009. They doubled the vineyard’s size, increasing it to 26 acres of vines with 11 different grape varieties. 

Afton Mountain Vineyards

Among the wines I sampled, the 2020 Eluvium was my favorite. This blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Petit Verdot had nice structure with luscious plum, blackberry, and earthy undertones.

Early Mountain Vineyards

Enjoy your flight, glass of wine, or bottle surrounded by 30 acres of vineyards and the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. The views alone are worth the trip.

King Family Vineyards

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