Virginia is for lovers—wine lovers, that is. Here are four of our favorite wineries near Charlottesville VA:
One of the premier wineries near Charlottesville VA, on the Monticello Wine Trail, Keswick Vineyards has placed its tasting room next to the winery so you can observe harvest and winemaking.
With a covered porch, outdoor courtyard tables, and a picnic area, there’s plenty of places to linger. The vineyard even provides lawn games like bocce ball and croquet. But the fun doesn’t stop when the temperatures drop: the porch is enclosed and heated during the winter. And a fenced-in dog park really sets Keswick apart as family and pet friendly.
9am-5pm Sunday through Thursday
9am-6pm Friday and Saturday
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
To see a list of upcoming events at Keswick, click here.
Designed by Dave Matthews and master craftsman William Johnson and finished in 2000, the Blenheim Vineyards winery building was designed to have minimal impact on the environment. It’s at the top of wineries in Charlottesville VA when it comes to environmental responsibility.
The building is split into the tasting room, from which you can peer through paneled glass floors into the wine production facility below, which is kept cool by being nestled into the side of a hill. Constructed from reclaimed wood fitted together with mortise and tenon joints, the timber frame tasting room is lined with south-facing windows and skylights, which facilitate full daylighting of the space. In fact, no electricity is required to light the space in the summer. In the winter, the lights are only turned on once it gets dark outside, and the tasting room benefits from passive solar heating throughout the day as well.
Open daily 11am –5:30pm
Pippin Hill Farm is a family owned winery & vineyard, one of the wineries in Charlottesville VA committed to sustainable viticulture.
Our Winery is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside historic Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer a range of experiences: a distinctive wine tasting room, locally sourced cuisine and professional catering for all your special celebrations – winery weddings, rehearsal dinners, private events & entertaining.
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Mondays
Off-Season (January-February): Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Trump Winery is Virginia’s largest vineyard and is located along the Monticello Wine Trail. Just minutes from downtown Charlottesville and historic sites Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland, Trump Winery produces sparkling, white and red wines that compete with the best wines from around the world.
The charming Tasting Room and adjacent outdoor terraces create the perfect backdrop to sample our selection of award-winning wines, savor our seasonal cuisine, and experience the breathtaking views of our vineyards.
Open year round 11am-5pm daily. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
We’re certain that no matter your style, you’ll find a vineyard to love near us. We hope you’ll choose Prospect Hill as your home base!