Local’s Favorite Tours

Leave the planning to us! With a combination of direct feedback from our clients and our expertise of the area, we have designed pre-arranged tours to make the planning process a breeze.  We have found the smaller, “hidden gems” in our area and have developed long-lasting relationships with the wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries. These tours will leave you extremely satisfied! Each tour you select is then further tailored to your particular interests through conversation with the owner, Stephen Sanford. For more information about each of the wonderful places to visit, simply click on the name.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 6 hour guided tour (additional hours can be purchased per hour)
  • Tasting at three to five different wineries ($5-$10 per stop paid by guests unless you are staying at a B&B with the Inns of Montpelier as they provide complimentary passes)
  • Lunch Stop of your choice (bring a picnic along or incorporate a stop) (Special packages with the Market at Grelen available)
  • Face-to-face conversations with local winemakers (based on availability)
  • Tour of at least one winery facility (based on availability and preferences)
  • Vineyard photo opportunities
  • Complimentary cooler, ice, and water bottles on board

PRICES INFORMATION

PICK-UP POINT/TIME

  • We’re happy to pick you up from your home or hotel, anywhere in the region you are touring. (50 mile radius)
  • Normally tours start at 11 am, noon, or 1 pm.  (Please advise that most vineyards close at 5pm. unless they are open for special event)

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Orange/Madison Wine Tour

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  1. Options: Honah Lee Vineyards, Five Oaks Vineyards, Chesnut Oak Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyards, Barboursville Vineyards, Keswick Vineyards, Lunch and Wine Tasting at The Market at Grelen*, Well Hung Tasting Room, Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard.  Can incorporate Patch Brewery or Champion Ice House Brewery
  2. Early Mountain Vineyards*, Revelation Vineyards, Prince Michel Vineyards, DuCard Vineyards**, Wine Tastings at The Market at Grelen*
  3. Can incorportate the Newest Brewery in Madison: Bald Top Brewery

*Lunch Stop options: The Market at Grelen or Early Mountain Vineyard or Patch Brewery Food Truck or Champion Ice House Brewery

**Click here for: Private Tour/ Food and Wine Pairing Options

Culpeper Wine Tour

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  1. Early Mountain Vineyards* or DuCard Vineyards** Prince Michel Vineyard, Revelation Vineyards, Gadino Cellars, Old House Vineyards/Brewery/Distillery, Blue Quartz Winery/Brewery
  2. Molan Lave Vineyard, Granite Heights Vineyard, Narmada Winery, Grey Ghost Vineyard,  Morais Vineyard, Old House Vineyards
  3. Can incorportate the Newest Brewery in Madison: Bald Top Brewery

*Lunch Stop Option

**Click here for Private Tour/ Food and Wine Pairing Options

Charlottesville Wine Tour

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Jefferson Vineyard, Trump Winery, Blenheim Vineyard, Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery, Pippin Hill Farm, Vineyard & Winery (lunch opt), Mount Ida Tasting Room and Tap House,

Crozet Wine Tour

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White Hall Vineyards, Stinson Vineyard, Mountfair Vineyards, Glass House Winery, Grace Estate Winery

Nelson 151 Area Tour/Wintergreen

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Options:King Family Vineyards, Pollak Vineyard, Blue  Mountain Brewery (serves wine)/Lunch stop, Veritas Vineyard and  Winery, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Hazy Mountain Vineyards (NEW!), Valley Road Vineyards, Pippin Hill, Septenary Vineyards, Flying Fox, (more breweries and distilleries available too!)

Brew/Cider Tour

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Star Hill Brewery, Blue Mountain Brewery (lunch stop), Wild Wolf Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewery, Bold Rock Cider, Brewing Tree Beer Company, Pro Re Nata Brewery

A Little of Everything Tour

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Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewery, Silverback Distillery, Bold Rock Cider, Veritas Winery

Corks and Caps Tour Orange and surrounding area

This initiative will highlight Orange County’s award-winning Virginia craft beverage scene. Balancing Old World roots with continued innovation, our vintners and brewers prize expressive grapes, local hops and farm-to-glass freshness. Every vineyard and brewery has a triumphant story to tell. Experience the flavors—and stories—we savor.

Barboursville Vineyards, Chateau MerrillAnne Vineyard, Honah Lee Vineyard, Horton Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyard, Sweet Vines Farm Winery

Breweries: Champion Ice House, Iron Pipe Alewerks, Patch Brewing Company, The Light Well, Unionville Brewery Company

For more information click this link: https://visitorangevirginia.com/explore/sip/

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