Virginia has been making wine since 1608! In 1979 there were only 6 active wineries in the state, but by 2001, the number of wineries in the Commonwealth had grown to over 75 wineries producing over 285,000 cases of wine! The industry continues to grow and our wines continue to take top prizes in national and international competition.


I’ve included a list of a few of the closest wineries to the Charlottesville area. Please visit the links and see for yourself just how wonderful the rich heritage of our Virginia wine industry truly is.