About this Business
- HoursSun11:00 AM - 6:00 PMMon-Fri10:00 AM - 6:00 PMSat11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
From Our Editors
First Colony Winery's processing building—where harvested Chardonnay, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, and other grapes get turned into delicious wine—doesn't look like it was built in 2013. In fact, it was modeled after a 17th-century European farmhouse, complete with a thatched roof and rooster weathervane. Such is the deep commitment to authentic Virginia winemaking at First Colony, a passion that seems to course through the winemaking equipment and right into the Albemarle County soil. Today, the vineyards cover 11 acres of the Blue Ridge foothills, but owners Heather, Bruce, and Jeff hope to someday double that size. They welcome guests for tastings every day of the week and for tours on Saturdays and Sundays.