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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Nice winery a bit out of the way

While traveling in the area we decided to check out some of the wineries and were able to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greer, South Carolina
Recommended stop on your wine tour

This was our first stop on a day of wine tasting. We tried 9 wines, most of which we really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan B
Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting room” (11 reviews)
“thatch roof” (3 reviews)
“wine tasting” (10 reviews)
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling in the area we decided to check out some of the wineries and were able to find First Colony. It is off Highway 20 and feels a bit out of the way, but is worth the effort to stop for wine tasting. The...More

Thank UpstateExplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a day of wine tasting. We tried 9 wines, most of which we really enjoyed. The person hosting the wine tasting was very knowledgeable and helpful. The setting is lovely and there is a small selection of gifts and...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We attended a private graduation party at first Colony. The location is easy to find and literally 15 mins from Monticello. The staff are very friendly and cordial. We have done wine tastings in Spain, France,Australia's Barossa and Hunter Valleys, but I would say this...More

Thank Dharman H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nice, relatively easy-to-find winery outside Charlottesville. Nice variety of wines to taste (and, of course, with the wife along) and select to purchase. Host Andrew was affable. A good stop for the wine lover.

Thank babyboomer66
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Four college friends enjoyed a beautiful spring afternoon visit to the winery as part of a package deal via the Graduate Hotel in Charlottesville. Gavin gave us a nice tour and then hosted our tasting session. Every single selection was delicious and we purchased several...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I was skeptical driving up to First Colony because the road up is a little run down, but once there I loved it. They have a beautiful tasting room and two bars for tastings. The other wineries I went to were a little overcrowded with...More

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on the r commendation of a friend. Beautiful setting and one of the best pouters I've met. While am couple of the wines were quaffable, overall I'd say they were just ok. After visiting Jefferson and Blenheim, I was just under whelmed with these...More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This little place is semi "off the beaten path" with some of the traditional wine trails in Virginia. But make sure you put this place on your list. I am fortunate I live in the area and try to visit when I can. I cannot...More

Thank Kala D
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were doing 2 days of wine touring in Charlottesville and stopped in. Great wine and excellent staff. They also were dog friendly so we could bring our dogs with us.

Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Both red and white wines were amazing, especially the 2015 Lemberger and 2014 Claret. Sit back, relax and enjoy the unique thatch roof and rustic architure of this winery. Service was awesome even though it was very crowded.

Thank 1MilitaryMomof2
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Marie L
13 March 2017|
Response from bothenjs | Reviewed this property |
$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.