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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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A Nice Stop

We recently stopped here for a wine tasting. The person who did our tasting was very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
Nice friendly tasting room and good wine

We stopped by First Colony after a visit to Monticello earlier that day. Our itinerary that... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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“thatch roof” (3 reviews)
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We recently stopped here for a wine tasting. The person who did our tasting was very knowledgeable. He was friendly. The tastings gave us a variety of choices. We would recommend this winery and we would purchase wine from here again.

Thank enjoytravel0410
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped by First Colony after a visit to Monticello earlier that day. Our itinerary that afternoon included Trump (very good), Michael Shaps (also very good), and finally First Colony. Tasting room - the tasting room was nice, but not overly large or fancy. There...More

Thank BearcatEd
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I visited 6 wineries in the area over the weekend and we particularly liked First Colony because it was a little smaller, the people were very nice and the wine was very good and less expensive than some of the other wineries....More

Thank DavidVa999
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Friendly people, they are making very good wine now. I'm an ex-Virginian who treks to VA yearly to go get wine-was there when they first opened and it was so-so. Now it's a destination

Thank bothenjs
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is our first stop of the wine tasting, we were there late Friday afternoon, 40 mins before they closed. very quite,but that is what we like, you can very relax, very friendly staff, the wine are great, we bought a case of wine ....More

Thank catlady-usa
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Awesome tasting room!! At one point there was many people in the tasting room, but they were able to move everyone around so everyone had room to stand and felt comfortable. VERY knowledgeable person pouring (I forgot his name). Great, Great wines, and a very...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Had visited First Colony many years ago and we weren't impressed. However, since it is right next door to Michael Shaps Wineworks, we decided to stop in again after visiting Michael Shaps. What a great surprise! The wines are much better now. The tasting room...More

Thank virginian9
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Granted, we only made it to three, but this was the highlight. We had never tried Virginia wines before (although we've been to quite a few wineries throughout the country), and we were VERY pleasantly surprised by what we found here. We walked away with...More

Thank Nanster630
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We checked this place out on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. We showed up annoyingly close to closing time and were treated with genuine friendly similes and did not feel rushed at all. The hostess who did our tasting was one of...More

1  Thank sara2022
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I have been to First Colony many times before but not for probably 7-8 years. I remember the wines being average at best but I am always for trying places again. On our recent trip we went to VIrginia Wineworks which was right up the...More

1  Thank jzstldc
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Marie L
How much are the wine tastings?
13 March 2017|
Response from bothenjs | Reviewed this property |
$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.