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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

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Come! Let the oldest owner-operated wine tour company in Charlottesville do the driving and pamper you in casual luxury. No hassles reading maps, no worries about wine tasting and driving, as we escort 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 in the Charlottesville area . We are not a big bus loading up 50 people, rather we book only up to two -six guests per tour.

Tours include driver/guide escorting you through your tastings, plenty of chilled bottled water, a personalized itinerary, and your choice of special amenity, for one all-inclusive price of $145 or $165 per person. No surprise add-on fees or fuel surcharges here!

Tour 1 Includes a deluxe local cheese, local artisan chocolate and fruit plate served at the second winery and is available daily. $145 per person

Tour 2 Includes a food pairing at every winery. First stop is specialty cheeses matched with the tasting, second winery pairs finger snacks, third pairs pastry samples from our favorite Charlottesville bakery. This tour is offered Thursdays and Fridays and daily during the slower winter months. $165 per person

Tour 3 Includes a gourmet picnic lunch served at the first or second winery and includes a small cheese plate, gourmet sandwich, crisp kettle chips and a fresh pastry dessert from our favorite local bakery. This tour is available any day but Saturday. $165 per person

You’ll be back at your B&B/hotel around 5 – 5:30pm.

Our favorite pickup locations: Arcady Vineyard B&B, Foxfield Inn,Inn at Court Square,Inn at 400 West High,200 South Street Inn,Omni Hotel,Residence Inn Charlottesville by Marriott,Hilton Garden Inn,Hampton Inn,Holiday Inn Monticello. We do pick up in the general Charlottesville area.

**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 Charlottesville area
  • Driver/guide to escort you through your tastings
  • Personalized Itinerary
  • Virginia Wineries Guide & Map
  • Chilled bottled water
  • Deluxe local cheese plate

Monticello Appellation Wine Tours is run by locals who have been touring & in the industry since 2003.