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Charlottesville Viognier Cab Franc

Created by: Casey

All within driving distance, these wineries are recognized as leaders in producing the best Virginia Viognier and Cabernet Franc.

Day 1

  • Barboursville Vineyards

    Barboursville Vineyards
    17655 Winery Rd, Barboursville, VA, 22923

    (540) 832-3824

    Few regions in the world offer the soil characteristics, climate and unique growing conditions so essential to the production of premium wines like those found in this area.

    Owned by the Zonin family, proprietors of the largest Italian wine company, producing wine since 1821, Barboursville Vineyards concentrates on quality. Luca Paschina, Gen. Mgr. and winemaker is a graduate from Umberto I Institute of Oenology in Alba, Italy.

    Tastings everyday in the newly enlarged tasting room. Enjoy a visit to a historic site (Barboursville Ruins) and a modern winery. Picnic area available.

  • Keswick Vineyards

    Keswick Vineyards
    1575 Keswick Winery Drive, Keswick, VA, 22947

    (434) 244-3341

    Keswick Vineyards is located at the historic 400-acre Edgewood Estate in Keswick. The land was part of the original 1727 Nicholas Meriwether Crown Grant that comprised nearly 18,000 acres on the east side of the Southwest Mountains. Keswick's first vintage produced 38 medals and several prestigious awards, including “Best White Wine in America” and "Best in Class." This family owned and operated winery makes Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Touriga, Chambourcin, Norton and Bordeaux blends and continue to garner awards for their efforts. Keswick's beautiful tasting room with their gracious and knowledgeable staff is open for visitors from 9am till 5pm seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day). Kids and pets are always welcome. There is plenty of space outside to picnic and play yard games while enjoying the view of the vineyards and mountains. Call for information about tours, group rates, or hosting your wedding or other event. Directions: Westbound I64 follow signs from exit 129. Eastbound I64 take exit 124, right onto Rt 250E, left onto Rt 22E to Rt 231N.

  • Jefferson Vineyards Tasting Room

    Jefferson Vineyards Tasting Room
    1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

    (434) 977-3042

    Jefferson Vineyards is located on Thomas Jefferson's and Philip Mazzei's 1774 vineyard sites, just one mile south of Monticello. This is also the site where Virginia's first commercial wine company was founded. We enjoy what Wine Spectator calls "the region's most consistent track record." Our tasting room is open 7 days a week, year round. Tasting fee is $10 per person and includes a high quality souvenir tasting glass. Ten to eleven wines are sampled. Outdoor areas are available for wine patrons, as well as a shaded deck area with tables and chairs for picnicking. Artisanal sandwiches are available from our neighbor, SALT, just across from the entrance to the winery grounds. Depending on staff availability, winery tours are given on the hour at 1pm and 2pm. Gifts, clothing and wine related items are also available in the tasting room.

  • Pollak Vineyards

    Pollak Vineyards
    330 Newtown Road, Greenwood, VA, 22943

    (540) 456-8844

    Pollak Vineyards, a dream of Margo and David Pollak, is a boutique-sized winery on a 98-acre farm in Greenwood, Virginia, just west of Charlottesville. With the goal of making French-style wines from estate-grown grapes, the Pollaks have created a winery with superb wines and spectacular views. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of wine while experiencing a piece of local Virginia wine country from the spacious veranda with views of the mountains, pond and vineyards. Varieties include chardonnay, viognier, pinot gris, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot. For directions and more information, please visit or call the winery at (540) 456-8844.

  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery

    Veritas Vineyard & Winery
    145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA, 22920

    (540) 456-8000

    "Explore Nelson County Wines". We invite you to take part in the essence of Virginia. Visit our vineyard, see how we grow grapes, how we make wine, and finally, sit back on our sun-drenched deck and enjoy the vistas and and wonderous beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Taste the fruits of our labor - the fruit of Virginia - captured for you in our luscious wines.

    We invite you to bring dogs to the property during normal business hours as long as they are kept outside of the tasting room and remain on a leash, and are cleaned up after when nature calls.

    Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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