Charlottesville is located within the Monticello American Viticultural Area, named after Thomas Jefferson's estate, and an advantage of being right smack in the middle of one of the best locations for wine making on the East Coast is that there are too many Charlottesville wineries to visit in one trip. When visiting the area, be sure to stop by and enjoy a wine tour or three - ha! Charlottesville Wine Tours are fun, and take you thru some of the area's 12 different Charlottesville Vineyards. Our Virginia Mountain Cabins are very convenient to the Charlottesville area Wineries and vineyards.
The climate and rolling topography combine to create a spectacular place for growing various types of grapes. The wine that they yield is incredibly complex and the winemakers working in Charlottesville have been able to create a masterpiece portfolio of wines that are a nice mix of Old and New World styles of winemaking. These small, family run wineries are passionate about the art of winemaking and most tour companies that offer Charlottesville Winery tours can tailor the tour if you would like to visit specific wineries known for certain varieties.
In addition to the wineries near Charlottesville, the area is also well known for its brew houses and small breweries. Virginia was once known as the Hop Capital of the World, and Charlottesville is filled with several small batch breweries that specialize in unique, handcrafted ales, lagers and even hard ciders. Beer lovers will love the Brew Ridge Trail, which is a tour of some of the area's award winning brew houses.
Book your trip today! We offer Virginia Mountain Cabins right near Sherando Lake and the George Washington National Forest. We are minutes away from the great Charlottesville Wineries.