First Colony Winery, Charlottesville

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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  • Although First Colony was not initially the first stop on our winery/brewery itinerary, we ended up there after Blenheim Winery said they would not accommodate us as a party of 12. Moving quickly to o...  more »
  • I love this winery. The grounds are pretty and on this day, they had a one man band playing who was great. The Wines are wonderful my favorites are the Tottier Creek white and Red. The inside is so qu...  more »
  • This is an excellent place to learn about and taste local wines. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about their wines. The tasting involves 7 or 8 of their wines with a deta...  more »
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  • A must visit. Michael was so hospitable to our group of 9 when other Charlottesville vineyards were not. He was very knowledgeable and kept us laughing the whole wine tasting! The wines were amazing and we all left with different bottles of our favorites. We will be back every time we are in the area.
  • We stopped by the winery on a whim and we're so glad we did. The tasting room is very cozy, and there's lots of outdoor seating. The staff was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave a lot of information about the wines. Of course, all that wouldn't matter if the wines weren't any good, but they did not disappoint! We're red wine drinkers, and their reds are very tasty, but we found we loved many of their white wines too - definitely try some!
  • First Colony is a top notch vineyard and winery just outside of Charlottesville! From the wine, to the staff and even the decor, it is apparent how much heart and soul is put in every aspect of the business. You will not regret spending an afternoon sipping on their delicious wine. As a bonus, the winery is dog friendly!
  • Much to my surprise I stumbled across a really nice version of port at FCW
  • Wine was great and staff (including the cute dog and talkative cat) were very friendly! We loved our visit to this winery and plan to return when in the area.

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