The Central Virginia area is blessed with ideal conditions for growing grapes and other fruits. Our hillsides tip gently to welcome the sun, create breezes, and provide great drainage for soils. As a result, the local countryside boasts dozens of first class wineries and cideries. It’s a perfect way to enjoy a lovely day in the gorgeous scenery of the Charlottesville area.
For fellow equestrians, one of my favorite winery settings is the beautiful King Family Vineyard located just a few minutes west of Charlottesville. There you can savor your favorite beverage while enjoying a Sunday polo match or listening to live music in the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s only one example of the wonderful offerings from our local vineyards.