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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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Big, Beautiful, Impressive Winery

Visited early on a rainy Friday - not many people there which made the large tasting area feel empty and impersonal. Imagine a weekend is a whole different experience. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this vineyard. Beautiful inside and out! The wine is excellent, amazing Rose! Loved the outdoor patio. The atmosphere is just lovely and relaxing. The food is also yummy. A must visit for sure!

Thank Bethany Z
Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited early on a rainy Friday - not many people there which made the large tasting area feel empty and impersonal. Imagine a weekend is a whole different experience. The building is large and impressive - it was clearly constructed to host large events. There are a number of tasting options, including sit-down tastings showcasing other VA wines. We opted... More 

Thank r0nbr
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked up our quarterly wine box. Enjoyed some great wine, weather, atmosphere and food! Very accommodating even for the holiday weekend.

Thank Kristin W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the largest and nicest wine tasting venues. Great indoor bar, see-through fireplace, live music, great patio area. Friendly staff.

Thank Crazzzzs
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early Mountain is a beautiful facility. Upon entering the large open tasting room, the bar is to your left and tables in the middle. Large event space for receptions and the like. Comfortable outdoor seating area available as well. Nice selection of Early Mountain wines as well as other wines to taste. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Suzanne B
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and flight of wine en route to Charlottesville and it really was a highlight of the weekend. The grounds were beautiful even on a cold rainy spring day, and the roaring fire in the tasting room was the perfect place to warm up. I love the decor and style of this place and the food... More 

Thank minhnvu2014
Jackson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We started out by doing a wine tasting and learning about their wines. I had been in the market for a certain style wine glass and they were serving the wine in the glasses I was looking for. Besides buying wine we purchase 12 new wine glasses and I was thrilled. We ordered a bottle for lunch and sat down... More 

Thank Stormsnana
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a beautiful property with excellent Virginia wine. The outdoor setting is stunning with many areas to sit, overlook the vineyard and enjoy nice wines and nibbles. The pet-friendly patio with comfortable seating made it all the more pleasant as we had our two little dogs with us. Many others had their dogs too and it was a relaxing... More 

Thank TheCulturedPalate
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a first... do a wine tasting and really like all the wines! Stopped here just because we saw the sign. Best decision of the day. Early Mountain has a beautiful facility with a restaurant. And they have indoor and outdoor event space. One a windy Friday the main crowd was 6 women having a Mommy and Me wine... More 

Thank Carl Y
Powhatan, Virginia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 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

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