Initially written by Matt Brown. Editor’s Note: updated by Brittany Hall November 10th, 2023 with our latest pairing recommendations. Wine is central to the Thanksgiving table, and now that Charlottesville’s vineyards have been rated Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, your choices have never been more scintillating! Making the right choice, however, remains the key. Since Thanksgiving feasts bring
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The Charlottesville area’s wineries are well established as some of the best on the East Coast. Visitors enjoy winding drives through crisp fall vistas to picture-perfect tasting rooms and, of course, some truly miraculous tastings. Lucky for all, those outings don’t need to end just because it’s gotten cold outside. Here are some of the best area wineries to enjoy
Just 13 miles from Charlottesville, the small town of Crozet offers a change of pace, with mostly outdoor activities for families and avid bikers and hikers alike.
Beginning in late September, The Festy officially became headquartered at Chisholm in a field carefully potted and partitioned into virtual boxes that allow small groups of vino-music fans to enjoy themselves in the fullness of Virginia’s autumnal countryside.
Looking for adventures in a vineyard this fall? Since wine tasting can happen safely in the great outdoors and fine vintages have been known to ease anxiety, area winemakers have put together a full calendar of events to appeal to those eager to go afield. Here’s our list of what’s best:1. The Festy at Chisholm VineyardsPerhaps the most dramatic and
By Cameron Vest ‘15Charlottesville and her surroundings boast 35 of the state’s 300+ vineyards. Not surprisingly some of the best are led by UVA alumni. We spoke with eight about their vineyards, their love of Charlottesville, and how their UVA experiences shaped the wineries they’ve built.But first, let's set the stage. Twelve years before the University of Virginia was established,