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Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery

When Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery was founded in 1982 by Jean and Silvian LeDucq, a vision was formed out of the love of Virginia and its relationship with the vine. Prince Michel under new owner, Kristin Holzman since 2005, has since grown to become one of the largest, most widely distributed, and recognized wineries in the state and along the east coast. Our wines have won competitions around the world and flourished with the efforts and love of owners, employees, and customers.

Located in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery is home to both Prince Michel and Rapidan River wines. Our philosophy centers around hospitality and the enjoyment of the Virginia wine experience. With a strong foundation of past accomplishments and a supportive, growing industry, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery looks forward to meeting new goals and setting higher standards.

Main location has four French style suites on the estate that are great for a couples retreat. We have two locations in Virginia. Main winery is in Leon (Madison), Virginia and seasonal satellite at Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia.

154 Winery Lane
Leon, VA 22725
tel: 1-800-800-WINE
fax: 1-540-547-3088
Kristin Holzman, Owner
Brad Hansen, Winemaker


Winemaking Philosophy:
We source our Virginia grapes throughout the state between 6-8 different vineyards. By doing so, we mitigate weather risk and grow certain grapes in areas where they will perform the best based on elevation, microclimates, and soil.

Wines Typically Available:
Over 20 wines available, including: Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as premium dry wines and sweet and fruit wines.

Main Location –
Open Daily: December 1 – March 31, 10am – 5pm, April 1 – November 30, 10am- 6pm

Carter’s Mountain Location –
April 17, 2015, – November 29, 2015, 10-5pm
Every Weekday in October 10-6pm
Every Weekend in October 9-6pm
Apple Harvest Celebration – Month of October (Monday – Friday 11-6pm, Saturdays 11-7pm Sundays 11-6 pm)

Tasting fee: Fine Dry Wine Flight for $5, Premium Dry Wine Flight $8, and Sweet and Fruit Wine Flight $5.

Tasting fee: Fine Dry Wine Flight for $5, Premium Dry Wine Flight $8, and Sweet and Fruit Wine Flight $5.

Event Policies:
Public: Sunsets music series on Thursday evenings during the summer at Carter’s Mountain location. Brunches scheduled at main location. Other special events as posted on website.

Private: All private events must be coordinated by Director of Marketing and Events. Eric Barden at or General Inquiry at

Tours of the main winery and production area are self guided with visual and auditory aides. Tours and wine tastings are complimentary. Large or small, private tours are also available.

Food Available: Assorted meats, cheeses, snacks, and sweets available in the Wine Shop.

Pet Policy: Allows dogs that are well-behaved and on a leash. Handlers must pick-up and dispose of any waste.

Kid-friendly: All are welcome, but must be supervised at all times. We offer a complimentary juice box of their choice to all.