Wintertime Wine Tasting in Charlottesville, Virginia, Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

There are folks, who for some reason think that wine tasting is only offered during warmer weather. Here in Charlottesville, we enjoy it year ’round! While there are one or two smaller wineries who close until Spring, most simply shift to a winter schedule.

Pictured here is Pollak Vineyards, whose winter hours last until March: Wedesday through Sunday from 11am – 5pm. They are part of a great tasting route open in winter: King Family, Pollak, Cardinal Point and Veritas

During these slower times wineries have a chance to offer specials like barrel tastings.

It’s a great idea to call in advance to reserve one and find out the cost. Ask if there are any events such as the Blending Class scheduled at Jefferson Vineyards in February.

Blenheim, open daily 11 am to 5:30pm, can be contacted to reserve a barrel tasting at $25 per person.

For this price you enjoy a tour with winemaker Kirsty, tasting from the barrels, and then taste the line of bottled wines.

In the wintertime check which wineries allow snacks indoors as it’s waaaay too cold to enjoy them outside. For this and information you may need, like directions, go to the Virginia Wine website where you can look up your specific winery.

Also, don’t forget our brewery trail here just west of Charlottesville – they are located in the same general area as the wineries in Crozet/Afton.
Should you need a bite to eat during touring, consider Blue Mountain, open every day but Monday, from 11:30 – 10pm, where lunch can be ordered along with your beer tasting.

If your group are not all beer drinkers Blue Mountain also offer local wines.

Another local favorite Starr Hill, located in Crozet, where the tasting bar is smack dab in the middle of the brewery.

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm with tastings and tours (on the hour), which is sure to please your avid beer drinker!

Salut! Santé! Zum Wohl!

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