Carter Mountain Wine Shop
Carter Mountain has always been synonymous with pick your own peaches and apples and is absolutely the place to go if you want the best views in Charlottesville. Now, add yet another reason for making it up the breathtaking 1,150 feet to the peak - the Carter Mountain Wine Shop. This venture opened in the fall of 2008 and has been enthusiastically embraced by customers both old and new!
Carter Mountain plays a role in Virginia's nationally-acclaimed wine scene, thanks to the Carter Mountain Vineyard. Since it's planting in the spring of 1998, our vineyard has produced a variety of grapes including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, to name a few. You’ve seen the vines as you’ve driven up the mountain, and you’ve been asking for Carter Mountain wines for a long time. We’re proud to now say “come and get them!”
Carter Mountain Orchard has partnered with Madison County’s Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, which has held a dominant presence in Virginia for over 26 years. Prince Michel has been using Carter Mountain grapes to create their award-winning wines for years. The venture to open a tasting room at the very site of the vineyard is now a successful reality!
Nestled along-side the Carter Mountain Bakery and Country Store, the Carter Mountain Wine Shop boasts wine tastings of Prince Michel’s wines — some of which are exclusively made from Carter Mountain grapes. All nominal tasting fees are donated to local charities. Both Carter Mountain and Prince Michel are thrilled with this opportunity to bring more tastes of the mountains to you!
In 2010, we started our “Sunsets on Carter Mountain” summer series! From late May through mid-October, visit us at Carter Mountain until 8PM on Thursdays for live music, wine and food, and spectacular vistas. “Like” the Wine Shop on Facebook to keep up to date with schedule of entertainment and other wine news!
The Carter Mountain Wine Shop offers private wine tastings and wine parties for groups and/or companies. We also offer private label wine for weddings and other special events. Please call 540-407-0339 for more information.
Carter Mountain Wine Shop - 434-293-9463