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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Great winery tasting visit

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Wine Touring

First Colony Winery is a wonderful place to experience such great tasting wines. The staff was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stafford, Virginia
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
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
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

Thank Anne S
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

Thank UpstateExplorer
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

Thank Joan B
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

Thank Dharman H
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.

Thank babyboomer66
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

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 session. Every single selection was delicious and we purchased several...More

Thank Cathy H
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Marie L
13 March 2017|
Response from bothenjs | Reviewed this property |
$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.