wineries

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.

Bald Top Brewing Company

1830 Thrift Road, Madison, VA 22727

Currently during the Corona Virus:  Bald Top   Hello Again Bald Top Community:  We have decided to close Bald Top beginning March 18 until further notice.   Our current beer offerings are available on our website and Facebook page.  Rest assured that when this passes, we’ll throw a series of re-opening parties!  Please take care of yourselves and loved ones.  Dave, Julie & the entire Bald Top Team  For more info go to www.baldtopbrewing.com Founded in 2016, Bald Top Brewing Company is a destination historic farm brewery nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Madison County. We are passionate about crafting delicious beers, using the hops and plants found on our own farm as well as locally sourced ingredients, and serving our guests with warm Virginia Hospitality.  From a historic hay barn built in the early 1940’s to a fully functioning tasting room, our Tap Barn was converted with care to preserve the historic integrity of the barn while providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere.  Where Hops and History Happen! We are now open: Thursdays  5-9 pm Fridays  4-11 pm (10 in winter) Saturdays  12-11 pm (10 in winter) Sundays  1-7 pm (6 in winter) Live music is offered Friday and Saturday evenings, often on Sunday afternoons. Trivia night is every Thursday evening. Food trucks are scheduled for every day, but please call to confirm. ** Call us to schedule your special event! Check out out website (below) or visit Bald Top Brewing company on Facebook for updates on Bands, Food Trucks, Events, new beers and more! contact info: [email protected]

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Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewing Company

2585 S F T Valley Road Etlan, Virginia

Currently during the Corona Virus:   Blue Quartz & Shotwell Run   In an abundance of caution and in an effort to protect all members of our community, Blue Quartz Winery and Shotwell Run Brewing Co., will be closed until further notice. Please continue to visit our website for updates at www.bluequartzwinery.com

Madison County’s newest winery and brewery share a tasting room that sits on a knoll overlooking the beautifully maintained vineyard and Old Rag Mountain. Blue Quartz winery has a few wines for sale along with our signature Thornton River Cider. Shotwell Run Brewing Company features a selection of seasonal craft beers brewed on site.  Come visit us on Friday from 3-9pm, Saturday from 12-9pm and Sunday from 12-6pm.

 

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DuCard Vineyards

40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA 22719

Currently during the Corona Virus:   DuCard Vineyard Update   There are 3 ways you can still get wine from DuCard Vineyards!   Check out this video from owner Scott Elliff!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDErBs4nuYk For more information go to website www.ducardvineyards.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. During the fall harvest and foliage season of September, October and November we are open seven days a week. 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

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Early Mountain Vineyards

6109 Wolftown Hood Road, Madison, Virginia

Currently during the Corona Virus:   Looking for a change of scenery? Drive out to Madison and stock up on your Early Mountain collection (and we have other incredible wines from around Virginia available as well). We’re still offering curbside pickup between 10am and 4pm every day of the week. Give us a call, and we’ll have your bottles ready to go, 10am to 4pm. For more information go to website at www.earlymountain.com   Located in Madison, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. With its warm and inviting tasting room, picturesque outdoor spaces and breathtaking views, guests are welcomed to Early Mountain to enjoy the wines and linger for a palate pleasing experience. Owned by Jean and Steve Case, former America Online (AOL) executives, Early Mountain is committed to showcasing the "Best of Virginia" through our partnerships with award-winning and quality driven wineries throughout the state and our "eat local" offerings served each day in our Market Place. Learn more at www.earlymountain.com.

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Fieldstone Trails, LLC

2585 S. F.T. Valley Rd., Etlan, VA 22719

Fieldstone Trails offers guided horseback rides at Blue Quartz Winery. Join us for an hour-long ride through the vineyard overlooking Old Rag Mountain. Head up to the bar for a beer or wine tasting after your ride. Contact us today for a reservation.

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Prince Michel Vineyard & Tap 29 Brewery

154 Winery Ln, Leon, VA 22725

Currently during the Corona Virus:   Prince Michel Update   Curbside until 6 pm!   Buy 3 save $5   Buy 6 save $10     Buy 9 save $15  Buy 12 save $20     For more information visit our website at www.princemichel.com          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

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Revalation Vineyards

2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, Va 22727

Currently during the Corona Virus:    Revalation Vineyards   Circle-side pick-up   Sat-Sun 1-5.  Per ABC rules, call/text   540-407-1236 or e-mail [email protected] with your order.   For more information go to our website www.revalationvineyards.com           Revalation Vineyards, is located in the heart of the Hebron Valley, only a mile and a half of Route 29 with a stunning panoramic view and magnificent sunsets.  Sip deliciously sophisticated wines, relax on the porch of their 1830 log cabin, and admire the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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