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Early Mountain Vineyards

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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My favorite VA Winery

This is my favorite winery. The wine tasting room is huge and the entire building has a rustic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nicole O
Fredericksburg, Virginia
via mobile
A flight with wines

Great place to spend an afternoon sitting outside with a beautiful vista over the vineyards. Order... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Located in Madison, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. With its warm and inviting tasting room, picturesque outdoor spaces and breathtaking...more
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6109 Wolftown Hood Rd, Madison, VA 22727-2582
+1 540-948-9005
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my favorite winery. The wine tasting room is huge and the entire building has a rustic castle feel. The wine tasting was outstanding. We were allowed to try the desert wine before buying a bottle. The bistro is phenomenal. The brisket sandwiches are...More

Thank Nicole O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s no undercutting the amount of effort Early Mountain has put into making this a beautiful place. Even if it’s not particularly the aesthetic I am drawn to, I understand its appeal as a beautiful place to be. When we got in the hostess seemed...More

Thank CaptPatton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I had a terrible experience here. We sat outside for a wine flight and lunch. While the scenery is beautiful, the service is absolutely awful. We were there 45 minutes before we even got our wine, which was awful. I would never...More

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Early Mountain V, Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate your review and for letting us know you had a really frustrating visit. We work very hard to create an amazing experience and we clearly didn't deliver during your visit. I understand you aren't interested in returning based on your comments, but we...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to spend an afternoon sitting outside with a beautiful vista over the vineyards. Order from a flight of wines that is accompanied by a detailed flavoring from the experts accompanied by a wonderful selection of cheeses and a charcuterie Board. Relaxing, uplifting and...More

Thank janamitrad
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We visit a lot of wineries in Virginia and Early Mountain is a regular stop for us. We like their wines, but we really love the atmosphere, food and service. We also really love that this winery offers wines from other Virginia wineries!

Thank johnandshirley
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I use to love going to this winery, but the changes they have made are bringing them down. They use to have a lovely menu of local foods for lunch and now they have like 4 things on the menu. They use to have games...More

Thank Jill W
Early Mountain V, Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hello Jill and thank you for sharing your feedback! It sounds like you recently visited us when we were running a limited menu in the tasting room (due to a member club event that day); I can assure you that our commitment to local foods...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

As the other two wineries in the area that I was planning to visit did not open until noon, I opted to go back to one nearby that opened at 11am. Thus I returned to Early Mountain. It is still a massive enterprise, but I...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I actually visited the vignard three times recently. We were with friends and family. Lunch menu is excellent, wines great, service excellent as well. All three time we had a very pleasant time. The environment is great.

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Early Mountain V, General Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Many thanks for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful winery! My friends and I had an amazing lunch and the wines are DIVINE! We will be back!!

Thank Monique J
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We went there for a late lunch with our dog and sat outside on a beautiful well shaded patio. What gorgeous views! We loved the charcuterie and cheese plate, which was not on the menu, but the waitress mentioned it to us so that we...More

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Peggy W
14 February 2015|
Response from Lindsay C | Reviewed this property |
Nothing is super close, but things aren't too far, either. I wouldn't call this a destination that's really about shopping, though the Noon Whistle Pottery in Stanardsville really is amazing if you like artisanal crafts... More
Peggy W
14 February 2015|
Response from russelljones83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small town not too far from this area but you would need to drive. Depending on what you mean by shopping, there is a grocery store, antique shops, food outlets. Shenandoah is the a great place to visit if you are... More