The Oldest Guided Wine Tour Business in Charlottesville
For visitors who want to experience all that Virginia wines have to offer, learning which wines they enjoy and why, a guided tour from Monticello Appellation Wine Tours (formerly Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours) is the way to go!
The tour departs Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast at 1pm. You’ll visit 3 wineries, spending extra time at the second where you are served a deluxe local cheese, fruit and artisan chocolate plate. Relax a while, take in the beautiful scenery, sip a glass of wine. This stop cleans your palate before your tastings continue. Bottled water is also available throughout the tour. The local laws prohibit your tour guide from paying any guests’ tasting fees, which run from $10 – $12 per person per winery. They all accept credit cards.
At each winery you are escorted into the tasting room, and any questions you may have about the wines are answered.
For an additional $20 per person, a picnic lunch can be provided during the wine tour. This is served on damask linens with china and silver. Please click here for our menu. Lunch is not offered on Saturdays due to limited serving space in the tasting rooms.
On Thursdays and Fridays a Food Pairing Tour is offered – with discount for Arcady Vineyard B&B guests as well. This is the only food pairing tour at this time in the area.
At the first stop gourmet cheeses are paired with the wines. Snacks are paired at the second stop, and at the third, pastries from our favorite local bakery are offered with the tasting. This popular tour is offered only when the wineries are slower on Thursdays and Fridays.
All tours should be booked directly with Monticello Appellation Wine Tours. To call, the toll-free number is 888 VA GRAPE, or 434-960-0820.