We’re so lucky to live in an area filled with beautiful wineries. Who needs Napa Valley when you live in Charlottesville? The wine is delicious, the views are breathtaking, and there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.
It was difficult for us to choose just five for this list. There are plenty of other wineries we love that deserve a shoutout but here are a few worth checking out.
1. Loving Cup
As an organic business ourselves, we had to include the Loving Cup! This is your go-to destination for organic wines. They are one of the few certified organic vineyards on the East Coast, making the Loving Cup a unique and eco-friendly destination.
They specifically avoid wines made from Vitis vinifera grapes, such as Chardonnay and Merlot, because these grapes are more susceptible to diseases and aren’t conducive to organic farming practices. They grow two white wine grapes and two red wine grapes but are looking to expand and include other grapes in the future.
2. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery
If you have a sweet tooth, this winery is for you. Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery is known for having fruity wines that are absolutely intoxicating (for lack of a better word).
Their “True to the Fruit” wines bottle up all the delicious flavors of favorites such as strawberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, pears, plums, and more. Hill Top is also known for their honey meads which, like their wines, are handcrafted in small batches. You can even pick blackberries in July and August.