Welcome to Monticello Appellation Wine Tours!

(formerly Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours)
2018 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
2011 & 2012 Virginia Wine Lover Magazine Winner for Best Wine Tour Overall
Article September 2019 in the Washingtonian Magazine    

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****TOURS  UPDATE*****


We are excited to announce that we are moving and will be conducting tours of the fantastic wineries in the Crest Wine Country in NC. 

We’ll be closer to family and setting up shop in Asheville. We have found great wines there – Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Traminette, Dry Rosés, Sparklings, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chambourcin, Sagrantino ( a rare red from Italy), Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Mourvèdre, to name a few.

Watch for the updated website when we get all the licensing and tour arrangements set up.  You’ll love the new wine tasting experience we have planned for you in Asheville, North Carolina!


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 4 per van to taste some of Virginia’s best wineries.

Tours book 7 days a week – and include pickup at 1pm anywhere in Charlottesville . We are not a big bus loading up 50 people, rather you enjoy your own private 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 platter 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 during the slower winter months. Not offered during the busy month of October. $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.

We do offer discounts for our local B&B friends: Arcady Vineyard B&B, The Inn at Court Square,  Inn at Monticello, and The Clifton, a lovely boutique country inn.

**Please note the tasting fees are not included as we cannot predict which tasting the guests will select, or if they will decide to share a tasting. Fees can run from regular tastings ($8 – $12) to Reserve Tastings ($15 – $30). All wineries rooms accept credit cards.***

Our daily tours include:

  • Pickup and return to Charlottesville
  • 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.  DMV Irregular Route Common Carrier #217