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First Colony Winery, Charlottesville

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
First Colony Winery is nestled in beautiful Albemarle County, the heart of Virginia Wine Country. New owners, Heather and Bruce Spiess and Jeff Miller are looking forward to welcoming old and new friends to visit First Colony. Off the bat, changes will be subtle but you can be sure they have exciting things planned for the future of First Colony.
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  • This is our first stop of the wine tasting, we were there late Friday afternoon, 40 mins before they closed. very quite,but that is what we like, you can very relax, very friendly staff, the wine are ...  read more »
  • Awesome tasting room!! At one point there was many people in the tasting room, but they were able to move everyone around so everyone had room to stand and felt comfortable. VERY knowledgeable person ...  read more »
  • Had visited First Colony many years ago and we weren't impressed. However, since it is right next door to Michael Shaps Wineworks, we decided to stop in again after visiting Michael Shaps. What a grea...  read more »
  • Fantastic for a lot of reasons. Gavin is the man, very personable, lots of knowledge, great wine, enjoyed this winery. Top 3 in VA, period!
  • This is the best winery I have ever been to (and I've been to a lot). We were so impressed with Heather and her staff that we decided to have our wedding there a couple of weeks ago, and it was the most perfect day ever. They are so knowledgeable, helpful and the wine is delicious! I would go there every weekend I was in town!
  • First Colony is gorgeous! You take a really cool little dirt road through the vines to get to the winery. The tasting room is really nice and they have tons of outdoor seating. Their back deck is sort of in the woods so its more shaded and peaceful if you need to get out of the sun. They know what their doing. Highly recommend.
  • Just a wonderful experience here from start to finish. The tasting room is very nice and there is plenty to walk around and look at. We got to wander the grounds and look at the vines. The open air and sky were just what we needed to start the day. The gentleman in the tasting room was very knowledgeable, friendly and interesting. The wines are good and the port is awesome. They also waive 2 tasting fees with a purchase of 3 bottles.
  • Military discount! Also the outdoor patio was quite nice.
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