Recommended Vineyard, Brewery and Artisan Tour Routes
Start with a delicious deli lunch on the patio and artisan shopping at Batesville Market, follow a scenic route for tastings at Afton, Cardinal Point, and Veritas Vineyards. For an extended day, add the beautifully constructed and landscaped Pippin Hill Vineyard to the start. Ask for a restaurant recommendation to complete your day.
The ridges and lakes just north of Crozet are home to numerous treasures: Grace Estates, Knight’s Gambit, Mountfair, White Hall, and Stinson. Remember, you can call the schedule as you go with a private charter. We recommend picking three, spending at least an hour at each, and ending with the sunset at Knight’s Gambit or Grace, which are open later and may have live music and a food truck. Or enjoy discounts on food at Crozet Restaurants.
This famous Nelson County corridor is best enjoyed in a group on a trolley! We recommend Blue Mountain for lunch, Bryant’s for a rural cidery experience and truly unique brews, Devil’s Backbone for beer, and Brewing Tree for a from-scratch dinner away from the hordes.
All Crozet All the Time
Maximize your time outside with this tight loop. For optimal quality per mile, we recommend: Pro Re Nata Brewery early to get an outside seat, followed by either King Family for great wine, rolling fields and a busy scene OR Septenary for an intimate, historic setting. Finish your tour at Grace Estates, for wine, or Starr Hill, for beer, which are both open later and often host food trucks. Dowtown Crozet has great dinner spots, and your wristband gets you a discount at most of them.
A day of retail therapy, or incorporate one of these as a stop on a wine tour: Greenwood Antiques, Crozet Artisan Depot, Barn Swallow. Beautifully hand-made curiosities sure to spark joy. Visit the Art Box for your own supplies and to see their small gallery. Finish up at King Family for wine or Pro Re Nata for their beer (Va wines and ciders are sometimes available too) and an excellent food truck.
If you want to let the wildest parts of our mountain country feed your soul, choose a route that takes you to the unbelievable views at Stone Mountain, Moss, and Kilaurwen. If you have time, enjoy a tasting in the botanical garden at Glass House. This is for those willing to wander off the beaten path and reap the reward of an unforgettable day. We will return you to your hotel or the eatery of your choice. Check out rider discounts.