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

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:   Fridays  4-10 pm Saturdays  12-10 pm Sundays  1-6 pm Live music is offered Friday and Saturday evenings, often on Sunday afternoons.  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]


Blue Quartz Winery & Shotwell Run Brewing Company

2585 S F T Valley Road Etlan, Virginia

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 Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm and Monday 1pm.

They also have a Tasting and Tap Room Kitchen with a full menu, serves Brunch on Sundays from 11a-3pm and is open until a half hour before closing.  



DuCard Vineyards

40 Gibson Hollow Ln, Etlan, VA 22719

DuCard Vineyards is an authentic  boutique winery, growing its own grapes and making its own wines onsite, to enjoy and purchase solely at our gorgeous mountainside tasting room bordering the Shenandoah National Park.  White Oak Canyon and Old Rag Mountain trails are around the corner. DuCard grows 20 acres of French vinifera and native Virginia varieties, all meticulously nurtured and tended by hand.  Located at an elevation of 1,000 feet, on picturesque slopes 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.  We are a psychological and wine-o-logical getaway from the real world. We have received gold medals for red, white and dessert wines, one of only a handful of VA wineries to do so, and recently (2022) was awarded the OMNI Homestead Norton Cup for the top scoring Norton varietal wine in Virginia. We have been named the greenest winery in Virginia on multiple occasions for our sustainability practices - which include electric charging stations for both Tesla and other models (no charge for charging). DuCard is also the top rated winery in the Central Virginia area for customer service on Trip Advisor. We are open for wine flights (in crystal glassware, served at your table) and bottle sales 12-5pm Monday through Thursday and 12-6pm Friday-Sunday.  In summer season we are open until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. We also offer vineyard tours for small groups, with a unique focus on the viticulture practices we use in growing the grapes; advance arrangements needed.  DuCard is dog friendly and kid friendly, you are welcome to bring your own picnics, but we have a nice selection of food available.  100% handicapped accessible.  Reservations are not required, but are available through our website. Visit us at Phone 540-923-4206


Early Mountain Vineyards

6109 Wolftown Hood Road, Madison, Virginia

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


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.


Prince Michel Vineyard & Tap 29 Brewery

154 Winery Ln, Leon, VA 22725

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 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.


Revalation Vineyards

2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, Va 22727

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.  Friday 3 till Sunset, Saturday 1 - 6 pm, Sunday 1 - 5 pm.