First Colony Winery

From historical inspirations to seasoned winemaking expertise, old world traditions abound at First Colony Winery. Nestled in beautiful Albemarle County, we have combined our focus on producing world-class wines with gracious hospitality. The 5,000 square-foot Tasting Room and Gift Shop facility includes a variety of indoor and outdoor seating areas available for picnics, group tastings and private parties. Visit First Colony to experience great wines and southern hospitality in a casual, friendly atmosphere.


1650 Harris Creek Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
tel: (434) 979-7105
fax: (434) 293-2054
email: info@firstcolonywinery.com
website: www.firstcolonywinery.com
Bruce and Heather Spiess, Jeffrey Miller, Owners

 

Winemaking Philosophy:
In 2013, First Colony added 4.5 acres of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to its existing 6.5 acres of Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Traminette. In 2014 the Traminette was replaced with Vidal Blanc to better serve our needs. Our plan is to continue to expand our vineyard each year until we have approximately 20-25 acres under vine.

Wines Typically Available:
Whites, Rosé, Reds, Port-style dessert

Hours:
Summer Hours – Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Winter Hours – (Beginning Nov 1) Monday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed Easter: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Tasting fee: $9.00/person with one fee waived with 3-bottle purchase

Event Policies:
Public: Sunday Sounds Music Series, Annual BBQ and Harvest festivals.

Private: Space available for private parties and weddings.

Food Available: A selection of meats and cheeses are available.

Pet Policy: Leashed dogs allowed inside tasting room & in outdoor seating areas.

Kid-friendly: yes