Situated on 109 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seven Oaks Farm and Vineyards is a magnificent property located just 15 minutes from Charlottesville in Greenwood, VA. The estate is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been owned by a number of families in Albemarle County who figure prominently in local religious, educational and political history.
Perhaps the most intriguing story about Seven Oaks Farm is of the seven white oaks that once stood on the south lawn in front of the manor home. These majestic trees were each named for a Virginia president. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel destroyed all but one of the oaks. Given the estate’s ties to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, it seems fitting that the lone surviving tree was the one named for Thomas Jefferson. That oak tree stands proudly on the property to this day.
Many of our guests tell us that they find it impossible to walk the grounds of Seven Oaks Farm without being captivated by its natural beauty and its splendid history. While we are admittedly biased, we agree! Like many before us, we’ve worked hard to preserve and improve the fruits of this place – from the beautiful grounds to the historic buildings to the vineyard itself. We call this “refining nature’s legacy” – and we think this aptly describes our vision as stewards of the property and our winemaking philosophy: Maintain a healthy respect for the land, its history and its fruits, and refine only as consistent with that respect. Septenary Winery is our way of sharing this history, beauty, and vision with all of those who visit our winery or drink our wine.
It is our hope that you will come and enjoy the Septenary experience firsthand, whether through a glass of our wine with family or friends, a more formal tasting of the wines or by joining our family through the Septenary wine club.