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First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Busy winery with ample staff and seating

The winery staff person was friendly and engaging. We enjoyed seating outside with our food (yeah... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rockville, Maryland
You should go here!!!

Although First Colony was not initially the first stop on our winery/brewery itinerary, we ended up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig P
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1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902-7820
+1 434-979-7105
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The winery staff person was friendly and engaging. We enjoyed seating outside with our food (yeah, outside food is allowed!) and the glasses of First Colony wine we purchases. We saw buses stop by, but the winery can accommodate large groups and couples.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although First Colony was not initially the first stop on our winery/brewery itinerary, we ended up there after Blenheim Winery said they would not accommodate us as a party of 12. Moving quickly to our next stop, we were fortunate that First Colony quickly made...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love this winery. The grounds are pretty and on this day, they had a one man band playing who was great. The Wines are wonderful my favorites are the Tottier Creek white and Red. The inside is so quaint and cute. The staff is...More

Thank deh2
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is an excellent place to learn about and taste local wines. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about their wines. The tasting involves 7 or 8 of their wines with a detailed explanation of each. There are also advanced flights...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Garry B
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

Thank Colliam7
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

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 7 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
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Marie L
14 March 2017|
Response from bothenjs | Reviewed this property |
$9 for a tasting, but the tasting is free if you purchase 3 bottles.