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Early Mountain Vineyards

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Address: 6109 Wolftown Hood Rd, Madison, VA 22727-2582
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+1 540-948-9005
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located in Madison, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains,...

Located in Madison, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. With its warm and inviting tasting room, picturesque outdoor spaces and breathtaking views, Early Mountain welcomes guests to enjoy the wines and linger over a meal or snack. With a strong commitment to viticulture, as well as a fervent expression of place, Early Mountain's mission is to craft high-quality wines and to support Virginia's ascent as a world-class wine region. Owned by tech pioneers Jean and Steve Case, former America Online executives, Early Mountain seeks to create and cultivate the best of Virginia wine with our winemaking team. We hope guests come for the wine, but also enjoy this beautiful land and setting.

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Beautiful Location

Out with friends spending the day decide to stop after seeing their sign. The tasting room and setting is beautiful. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the wines we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 January 2017
Waynesboro, Virginia
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Powhatan, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday was our first time at Early Mountain. In my opinion this is the nicest vineyard I've been to in VA. The people were all very friendly and the wines were excellent. The place itself is just wonderful. Huge beautiful tasting room with a great indoor fireplace. The food is also outstanding. If you can only visit one place, this... More 

Thank Phil J
Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great vineyard to visit! One of our favorites in VA! Tasting room is lovely and restaurant is delicious. Love the fireplace, too. Makes it cozy. Would highly recommend.

Thank Paula F
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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811 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Our last review was titled "Always Worth the Visit" but our last 4 visits have been horrible. The first three of them they were closed for special events or closed early (closed at 4 on a weekend day) and we were in the area (area of DuCard that is) and we wanted to stop in, only to end up turning... More 

Thank J E
Waynesboro, Virginia
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Out with friends spending the day decide to stop after seeing their sign. The tasting room and setting is beautiful. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the wines we tasted. The wines were pleasant while we did not purchase any found several we liked. The food smelled wonderful but we had just eaten so did not try. Were told... More 

Thank Va5traveler
Smithfield, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

As one of my favorite vineyards in Virginia, I was able to talk my wife into indulging me and visiting Early Mountain for a relaxing afternoon. We have been here before several times and the experience is never disappointing. We arrived just as the staff was getting the large fireplace burning, and the whole room warmed up nicely as visitors... More 

Thank deanwirsching
Brightwood, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been to 4 annual dinners at this vineyards. The staff is exceptional and the atmosphere is very inviting. I truly enjoyed my experience.

Thank jsfrye59
Columbia, Maryland
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited this winery on the first stop of a mini wine tour of the area. The atmosphere is great and the wines overall were very good. I like that they offered wine from other local wineries too, after our tasting we got a flight of the other local Virginia reds which was neat. There wasn't an area to sit inside... More 

Thank Emily B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Early Mountain Vineyards was one of our "must-see" planned visits while in the Shenandoah Valley area, and it was probably the most fun we had on the trip (along with visiting the Shenandoah Valley National Park, of course). The wines were fantastic (we had their Early Mountain sample flight), and enjoyed the cheese board worth it. We purchased a bottle... More 

Thank Dash D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visit this vineyard frequently and just think it is one of the nicest ones in the state. The atmosphere and wine is always a delight. Weekends have live music, wood fireplace going, and a fun relaxing feel. It's just a place you want to spend a weekend day or afternoon at. The food they offer is very good as well.... More 

Thank Jacob F
Culpeper, Virginia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Beautiful vineyard that is just off of 29 and easy to get to. They have an itneresting way of doing tastings. The counter is broken into two parts - whites and reds. You taste all of the whites and then move down to the red section. This created a little extra down time waiting for the group in front of... More 

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