Albemarle County’s Wine Tour Destinations

Albemarle County’s Wine Tour Destinations

Going on a wine tour is exciting. There’s so much you can gain from such an experience because of the nature of such a tour. Not only will a wine tour give you the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of a particular place, but it will also allow you to learn all about the wine making process and eventually if the season allows you might even get the chance to produce your own wine.

Albemarle County, located in Virginia, is a prime, globally recognized wine tour destination, as the following post from 2018 describes :

Virginia's Award-Winning Monticello Region Is Your 2018 Summer Wine Trip
It's been called the birthplace of American wine, thanks to Thomas Jefferson. Like so many distinctions in American heritage, the Monticello AVA wine region in Virginia has Jefferson's fingerprints all over it and it's one of this summer's most exciting wine-tasting destinations…
During his time in France from 1784 to 1789 he developed a nearly obsessive taste (one he called a "pressing need" in a letter) for European wine, which, upon his return to America, he addressed with constant shipments from the old world and later, with an attempt to grow his own European grapes on his Virginia estate, Monticello. Read more at Forbes…

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Clearly, there is a lot that Virginia has to offer when it comes to wine tours, wine tasting, and vineyards. Choosing the vineyards to visit can be a bit overwhelming since Virginia is home to many of them. Want some recommendations to get you started? Here you go:

Jefferson Vineyards

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States made history, not just as a politician, but also as one who was passionate about good wine. This vineyard boasts of the work that he did almost 250 years ago which is now producing award-winning wines. Here’s a recent review from one of the guests:

Delicious wines, Quality atmosphere. Complimentary glass with $12 tasting (8 wines). Short drive from Monticello and Michie Tavern. Friendly staff, not pretentious at all. Enjoyed by all! Review by Natalie D. at Yelp…

When you visit, you’ll also get to explore other neighboring historic places such as Thomas Jefferson’s residence and the home of President James Monroe, Highland.

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Blenheim Vineyards

This interesting wine destination is owned by Dave Mathews; yes, the front man for The Dave Mathews Band! He also established and designed it. In addition, if you have an interest in architecture in addition to wine tasting, then Blenheim Vineyards is the place to go. In fact, if you pick the right dates, you may enjoy additional events on the grounds. The following review from a guest says it all:

Wine is solid as it has been on every visit I’ve made here! They were expecting the crowd that came with DMB weekend and were well prepared, did not have to wait too long for anything. Also had people directing traffic, which was nice. Enjoyed Reason beers being there as well! It’s a beautiful spot! Review from MurmeP on TripAdvisor…

At Blenheim Vineyards, you will enjoy the best of the soil, climate and the beauty of the landscape. It’s the ultimate place to fully enjoy the richness of Mother Nature.

First Colony Winery

Voted one of the best wineries in Virginia, First Colony Winery is both a wine tour and tasting destination, as well as the ideal wedding venue. The following review gives you the reason why you should visit:

Hands down my favorite winery in Charlottesville. I've visited First Colony 4-5 times since 2017 and have always had such a fantastic experience. At most wineries, you might get a "typical" winery experience with someone just telling you some memorized facts about the wine, but here they LOVE wine. Every tasting has gone above and beyond - you can easily spend 30-60 minutes on a tasting because the people here are such a wealth of information. Review from Kelsey R. on Yelp…

Are you passionate about wine? Meet other folk like you at First Colony Winery.

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To make your reservations or get more information about these places, you can reach them directly using the following contacts:

Jefferson Vineyards
1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway,
Charlottesville, Va 22902
Phone: 434-977-3042
Website:
https://www.jeffersonvineyards.com

Blenheim Vineyards
31 Blenheim Farm
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone: 434-293-5366
Email:
info@blenheimvineyards.com
Website:
https://blenheimvineyards.com/

First Colony Winery
1650 Harris Creek Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434.979.7105
Email:
info@firstcolonywinery.com
Website:
http://www.firstcolonywinery.com
group transportation

Your tours would not be complete without a reliable transportation company to act as your designated driver. As you plan your visit, get in touch with Camryn Limousine, the award-winning transportation company. We will ensure you have a relaxed tour in Albemarle County and get you to and from your destinations in style and comfort. Call us today at (434) 990-9070 to make your reservations.