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First Colony Winery, Charlottesville

(4/5 based on 80+ 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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 Jeffer...  more »
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  • 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.
  • My husband and I went here for a wine tasting after reading a review for another winery that recommended the wines here. Well not only did we find some wonderful wines the tasting itself was very informative and we were thrilled with how pleasant our experience was. We will definitely return here the next time we are in the area. Can't wait to see what the new owners do with this winery so far they are off to a great start! Maybe they will start serving simple (not gourmet or trendy) food! We would have loved to stay and have a bottle of wine but needed the food to go with it.