- Publish Date: Apr 13, 2010
Experience Charlottesville Charm
Virginia wines are worth a long weekend
For a long weekend that combines a taste of history, natural beauty and wine, Charlottesville, Virginia is your spot. With the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and rolling pastoral farmland that surround the charming colonial town, it doesn’t take long to discover why our “gentlemen farmers” and Founding Fathers were so drawn to the area.
In town, the youthful spirit of a college town meets a vibrant and sophisticated collection of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants patroned by students and locals alike. After a morning coffee and stroll around the historic down town, the Monticello Wine Trail is only a short drive away providing you access to 24 of Virginia’s boutique wineries. After tasting at King Family Vineyards or Veritas, you may be tempted to purchase a bottle and relax in an Adirondack chair and soak up the view of the mountains.
Of course a trip to Charlottesville wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Monticello (and perhaps Jefferson Vineyards afterward), where you’ll be inspired by the life of Thomas Jefferson, the man who made wine an American initiative...among a few other important accomplishments.