Welcome to Monticello Appellation Wine Tours!
(formerly Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours)
2012 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
2011 & 2012 Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Winner for Best Wine Tour Overall
Come! Let a local Virginia vineyard owner do the driving and pamper you in casual luxury. No hassles reading maps, no worries about wine tasting and driving, as Charlottesville’s oldest owner-operated guided tour company escorts you to some of the finest wineries in Charlottesville.
We don’t simply drop you off and point you in the direction of the tasting room – we escort you in, assist you through the tasting, answer your questions and explain how to figure out which wines and winemaking styles appeal to your palate.
Fully livery-insured per Virginia’s VDOT requirements, and fully licensed (VDOT license #217) we take intimate groups of 2 to 6 per van to taste some of Virginia’s best wineries.
Our daily tours include pickup at 1pm anywhere downtown Charlottesville. We are not a big bus loading up 50 people, rather we book only up to two couples per tour.
Tours include driver/guide escorting you through your tastings at 3 wineries, a deluxe local cheese plate, personalized itinerary, and chilled bottled water for one all-inclusive price of $145 per person. No surprise add-on fees or fuel surcharges here!
You’ll be back at your B&B/hotel around 5 – 5:30pm.
**Please note the wineries do not allow tour companies to pay the guests’ tasting fees. Tasting rooms charge from $5 – $10 per person per tasting and accept credit cards.***
Our daily tours include:
- Pickup and return to your downtown Charlottesville address, B&B or hotel
- Driver/guide to escort you through your tastings
- Personalized Itinerary
- Virginia Wineries Guide & Map
- Chilled bottled water
- Deluxe cheese plate of local cheeses, crackers, local artisan chocolates, and fresh fruit