The Central Virginia Piedmont is a great environment for viniculture. Three outstanding wineries are located in Madison County and produce fine wines known nationally and internationally. These wineries are easily accessible and welcome visitors interested in their operations. Tours through both their facilities are informative and enjoyable down to the last sip.
Home to Prince Michel, Madison, and Rapidan River wines, Prince Michel Vineyards and Winery is one of Virginia’s premier wine estates. Beautifully situated on Route 29 among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Prince Michel is conveniently connected to Charlottesville, Richmond, and Washington DC. Treat yourself to a picnic on our expansive lawns or simply stroll among the vines. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our state-of-the-art winemaking facility followed by a complementary wine tasting in our newly designed, “see through” tasting room atop the winery. Prince Michel is also the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, corporate events, and exclusive private tours. For more information visit our web site at http://www.princemichel.com or call 1-800-800-WINE. We are open daily from 10am-6pm excluding major holidays.
Treat yourself to the ultimate wine experience! Stroll among the vines; enjoy a self-guided tour in one of Virginia’s largest wineries. Tasting room and gift shop are beyond compare. Open daily 10am-6pm excluding major holidays. http://www.princemichel.com
DuCard Vineyards is Virginia’s only solar powered winery, comprising 7 acres of French vinifera and native Virginia varieties, all meticulously nurtured and tended by hand. Located at an elevation of 1,000 feet, on a picturesque slope in the shadow of the Blue Ridge mountains, our grapes reflect the rocky soils and rugged landscape of Madison County, Virginia and yield wines of unique character and complexity. DuCard Vineyards new tasting room features gorgeous views of vines, mountain stream and the Shenandoah National Park. We are open for tastings 11 AM – 6 PM Friday through Sunday plus holiday Mondays, and by appointment. We also offer vineyard tours with a unique focus on the viticulture practices we use in growing the grapes. A brief profile of our operations appeared recently in the local Madison Eagle newspaper, and a link can be accessed on our website, along with a number of other magazine and TV features. Visit us at http://www.ducardvineyards.com. Phone 540-923-4206
Early Mountain Vineyards
6109 Wolftown Hood Road
(located 1.5 miles west of Route 29 – complete directions below)
Winter Hours - Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs and Saturday 11am-5pm
ABOUT EARLY MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
Early Mountain Vineyards is located in Madison, Virginia off of Route 29 and is part of the Monticello Wine Trail. New owners Jean and Steve Case, former America Online (AOL) executives believe that Virginia has the potential to compete with some of the best wine regions in the world. Early Mountain will feature a selection of celebrated Virginia wines from award-winning wineries across the state, and will offer a range of “eat local” offerings from surrounding farms. With its warm and inviting tasting room, great outdoor spaces, breathtaking views and welcoming spirit, guests will come to Early Mountain for the wines, and stay for the experience. 540-948-9005 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- From Northern Virginia/D.C. – take Rte 66 West to Rte 29 South; at Rte. 230/Wolftown Hood Road, turn right & continue 1.5 miles. Winery on right.
- From Charlottesville take Rte. 29 North; at Rte. 230/Wolftown Hood Road, turn left & continue 1.5 miles. Winery on right.
- From Richmond take I-64 West; take the exit for Rte. 15 North; continue into Gordonsville & at the Gordonsville rotary, take Rte. 231 West to Rte. 29; at Rte. 29 turn left, then take next right onto Rte. 230/Wolftown Hood Road and continue 1.5 miles. Winery on right.
Tasting Room is now open
Mon - Thurs: 11AM - 5PM
Fri: 11AM - 8PM
Sat: 11AM - 7PM
Sun: 11AM - 7PM