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First Colony Winery

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Address: 1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
Phone Number: +1 434-979-7105
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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One of the better VA wineries I visited. Have a good variety including a Port wine. Friendly service which appears to be the norm down here. Worth a visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 April 2016
Steve C
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Newark, Delaware
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We checked this place out on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. We showed up annoyingly close to closing time and were treated with genuine friendly similes and did not feel rushed at all. The hostess who did our tasting was one of the nicest we met that day and talked with us way past closing time. The... More 

1 Thank sara2022
Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have been to First Colony many times before but not for probably 7-8 years. I remember the wines being average at best but I am always for trying places again. On our recent trip we went to VIrginia Wineworks which was right up the hill from there so we stopped at First Colony and we were glad we did.... More 

1 Thank jzstldc
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

One of the better VA wineries I visited. Have a good variety including a Port wine. Friendly service which appears to be the norm down here. Worth a visit

1 Thank Steve C
Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Every single visit to First Colony has us walking away more and more impressed. When it came time to plan for a group of 15 for my 40th birthday, I definitely wanted to include this new favorite of ours. They were amazing in setting up the reservation and with follow up. There is no group fee, just their normal $7... More 

Thank TravelFoodWine07
Williamsburg, Virginia
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Very pretty location and a sweet dog to greet you inside! They have foods available for purchase like hummus, cheese, salumis, etc. As wine is a very subjective experience, I will say only that I found my tasting average. However, I have learned that not only are all palates different but the vintage can make all the difference. I would... More 

Thank Larla13
Luray, Virginia
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

The wines were great, staff was fun & friendly, & it was a beautiful location. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We will certainly visit again!

1 Thank Nene38
Prescott, Arizona
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

First Colony is one of 32 vineyards on the Monticello Wine Trail. We didn't make it to all of them since First Colony was so wonderful. They had a small band playing in the lobby while the clerks (or whatever you call wine people) gave us samples and told us about the region. First Colony also offer late summer and... More 

Thank Mary D
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere! Delicious wines! The tasting room employees are knowledgeable and their customer service really enhanced the experience. SO great to see winemaker Jason is back!! Cannot wait to enjoy his creations again! Well done, First Colony!

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Carmel, Indiana
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104 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Our granddaughter had her wedding reception at First Colony and I can't remember working with people so accommodating and gracious. We had several special requests mainly because most of us were coming from 8-10 hours away. Not only did they provide for us but every employee went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. If you're looking for... More 

Thank mer4555
Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I've visited this winery a couple of times. It's very easy and quick to get to from Charlottesville and is so beautifully designed. It doesn't offer the views that some do, but I don't think you'll miss that. I enjoyed the wines (buy 3 bottles and your tasting is free!) and the service. We took some snacks to enjoy with... More 

Thank Carol P

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