LifestyleCharlottesville: A Wine Lover’s Delight
Published Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated on Monday, June 23, 2014

Charlottesville: A Wine Lover’s Delight

charlottesville va wineriesLooking for something to do this weekend?  If you are a wine aficionado, you are in luck.  There are no shortage of vineyards and wineries in Charlottesville.  What better way to spend your Saturday than touring one of the area’s award-winning wineries, indulging in a private wine tour or partaking in a wine festival at a historical and scenic property.


This spring, participate in the Monticello Wine Festival on May 11th.  The event takes place on the west lawn of Monticello and a tour of Jefferson’s estate is included in the entrance fee.  Live music, wine from Virginia’s top vineyards and an evening picnic on the sprawling grounds make this event one that is not to be missed. 


Unable to make the Festival?  You will still have plenty of opportunities to experience all that the Monticello Wine Trail has to offer.  With a backdrop that includes the Blue Ridge Mountains, the combination of natural ambiance and award-winning wine is hard to beat.


Visit Barboursville Vineyards and sample over fifteen award-winning wines. Even in the winter months, the welcoming Northern Italian farmhouse warms its guest by a cozy double-sided fireplace, adding a rustic charm to the experience.


A short drive from Charlottesville, First Colony Winery offers shady patios, beautiful views and aromatic wine.  Take a tour of the winery, watch the wine-making process or relax with a leisurely picnic. 


A wine tour in Charlottesville is sure to please even the most discerning palate and will have you anticipating your next vineyard adventure.

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