Monticello Wine Trail

Late in his life, atop Monticello mountain located adjacent to the small hamlet of Charlottesville, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson envisioned vineyards and wines from his native state standing shoulder to shoulder with the great wines of the Old World.  He planted his vineyards close to home that year, but his efforts were in vain, and his vision remained unfulfilled.

Some 200 years later, the counties surrounding Monticello were designated the Monticello Viticultural Area(AVA), in recognition of the region’s distinguished and burgeoning wine industry.  Over half of Virginia’s 2000 vineyard acres grow within the Monticello AVA, and well over 20 wineries produce fine wines of national and international acclaim.

Western Trail: 

  • Veritas Vineyard & Winery
  • Afton Mountain Vineyards
  • Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
  • Pollak Vineyards
  • Flying Fox Vineyard

Eastern Trail: 

  • Barboursville Vineyards
  • Burnley Vineyards
  • Horton Vineyards
  • Keswick Vineyards
  • Reynard Florence Vineyard

Southern Trail: 

  • Jefferson Vineyards
  • Blenheim Vineyards
  • First Colony Winery
  • Del Fosse Vineyards & Winery
  • Gabriele Rausse Winery
  • Lovingston Winery
  • Democracy Vineyards
  • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
  • Trump Winery
  • Virginia Wine Works

Northern Trail:

  • Glass House Winery
  • Grace Estate Winery
  • Kilaurwen Winery
  • King Family Vineyards
  • White Hall Vineyards
  • Stinson Vineyards
  • Stone Mountain Vineyards
  • Mountfair Vineyards

Gateway North

  • Early Mountain Vineyards
  • Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery