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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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The staff is outstanding. They gave us a private tour after our tasting and we got to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Garry B
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Emmaus, United States
Great winery tasting visit

We visited FCW with a family group, early in the morning - when they opened. The gentleman helping... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Colliam7
,
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
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+1 434-979-7105
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Reviewed 2 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.

1  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

1  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

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Reviewed 15 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

1  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

1  Thank JNetteDC
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We got there right when it opened on a Monday and the staff in the tasting room was the best. Knowledgeable about the wines there and gave an unbiased comparison to wineries nearby. Buildings are beautiful with a thatch room. The wines were good and...More

1  Thank Anne S
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

While traveling in the area we decided to check out some of the wineries and were able to find First Colony. It is off Highway 20 and feels a bit out of the way, but is worth the effort to stop for wine tasting. The...More

1  Thank UpstateExplorer
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop on a day of wine tasting. We tried 9 wines, most of which we really enjoyed. The person hosting the wine tasting was very knowledgeable and helpful. The setting is lovely and there is a small selection of gifts and...More

1  Thank Joan B
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We attended a private graduation party at first Colony. The location is easy to find and literally 15 mins from Monticello. The staff are very friendly and cordial. We have done wine tastings in Spain, France,Australia's Barossa and Hunter Valleys, but I would say this...More

1  Thank Dharman H
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nice, relatively easy-to-find winery outside Charlottesville. Nice variety of wines to taste (and, of course, with the wife along) and select to purchase. Host Andrew was affable. A good stop for the wine lover.

1  Thank babyboomer66
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$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.
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