Enjoy wine & cider tastings all day with First Colony Winery, James River Cellars, New Kent Winery, Blue Bee, & Courthouse Creek Cider
WINE & CIDER TASTINGS
A boutique winery located 10 miles from downtown Charlottesville, First Colony Winery offers superior wines in a rustic yet modern 5000 square-foot tasting room. First Colony Winery, voted a best winery for weddings in Virginia, and would be honored to host your special event.
Situated on 60 acres of land, the property features rolling hills, stunning sunsets, manicured gardens, patios, a renovated loft complete with games, two fireplaces and a total of three tasting bars. First Colony is open daily for tastings and offers customized packages for group events, weddings and private parties.
For more information, please visit http://www.firstcolonywinery.com/
James River Cellars started as a hobby and grew out of control! While on the hunt for the perfect Virginia Gewürztraminer, Ray Lazarchic decided that it may be easier to just make his own! He planted the vineyard on 20 acres of his farm in Montpelier, VA. The winery was open to the public in 2001 and is now owned and operated by Ray's daughter, Mitzi, and her husband, James. Ray now spends more time enjoying James River Cellars' wine and messing around in the flower beds.
With Mitzi's PhD in biochemistry, and James' degree in finance... it was only fitting for Mitzi to run the business while James makes the wine!
The goal of James River Cellars is to create a Virginia winery experience that is a refreshing change from the ordinary. A blend of urban convenience and quaint rural appeal, James River Cellars is a perfect location to stop by and enjoy a picnic on our beautifully landscaped patio or capture the view from our terrace.
For more information on James River Cellars, please visit www.jamesrivercellars.com
New Kent Winery is a family-owned and operated farm winery where we pride ourselves on true southern hospitality and providing an unparalleled selection of estate-grown, handcrafted wines that showcase our dedication to quality from vine to bottle.
For more information on New Kent Winery, please visit https://newkentwinery.com
Virginia’s first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider, is located in the historic Scott’s Addition district of Richmond, VA. Our ciders are made with rare and heirloom Virginia apples prized for their tannin, acidity, and flavor.
One of Virginia’s native bees, the Blue Orchard Bee (osmia lignaria), provided the inspiration for our cidery’s name. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms.
For more information on Blue Bee Cider, please visit https://www.bluebeecider.com/
Courthouse Creek Cider is a family owned business. The farm, production facility, and first tasting room is located in Goochland County @ 1581 Maidens Rd. Courthouse Creek Cider produces fine Virginia cider, naturally. From pressing, to barrel, to bottle—they do it all themselves! They are also growers—maintaining a 4.5 acre orchard on the property. The second urban tasting room is located in thriving Scott’s Addition @ 3300 W. Broad Street. Courthouse Creek Cider is the only cidery in Virginia that adheres to a natural production technique. All ciders are fermented and/or aged in barrels and foeders. They don’t sulfite their ciders, nor filter or fine them. No chemicals are added to manipulate acid levels, color, or flavor. These methods result in complex and nuanced ciders that pair exquisitely with food that YOU can feel good about enjoying!
For more information on Courthouse Creek Cider, please visit www.courthousecreek.com