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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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A cold winter’s day made warm......

This was not our first visit but it had been a while since we were here. Given the frigid temps... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Monelle H
,
Zion Crossroads, Virginia
Busy winery with ample staff and seating

The winery staff person was friendly and engaging. We enjoyed seating outside with our food (yeah... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
HyMaryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was not our first visit but it had been a while since we were here. Given the frigid temps, we stayed inside but have enjoyed a picnic lunch in their side garden area during a previous visit. First of all, kudos to our tasting...More

1  Thank Monelle H
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The winery staff person was friendly and engaging. We enjoyed seating outside with our food (yeah, outside food is allowed!) and the glasses of First Colony wine we purchases. We saw buses stop by, but the winery can accommodate large groups and couples.

1  Thank HyMaryland
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

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 our next stop, we were fortunate that First Colony quickly made...More

1  Thank Craig P
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

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 quaint and cute. The staff is...More

1  Thank deh2
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 detailed explanation of each. There are also advanced flights...More

1  Thank MNM1011
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The staff is outstanding. They gave us a private tour after our tasting and we got to see the destemming operation and taste the grapes just picked. The wine was very good.

Thank Garry B
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

We visited FCW with a family group, early in the morning - when they opened. The gentleman helping us was the Asst, Winemaker, Gavin Baum, and that made such a difference. he was conversant with the history of the winery, the VA wine industry in...More

Thank Colliam7
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

First Colony Winery is a wonderful place to experience such great tasting wines. The staff was very knowledgeable about their wines. The prices are great also compared to other wineries. We really enjoyed this winery and highly recommend you stop here on your wine touring...More

Thank LHall241
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We recently visited the First Colony Winery and had the most amazing time! We learned so much about wine as Michael hosted us in the tasting room! He was full of knowledge and quite entertaining! The wines are wonderful and of course we couldn't leave...More

Thank Dana N
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Before you enter First Colony, stop to admire the stunning thatch roof. As one of the most expensive you can have, the roof is brilliant! We arrived at opening and tasting room staff were running late so the operations manager provided our tasting. He was...More

Thank JNetteDC
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Marie L
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$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.
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