A Charlottesville winery tour to remember…
Every Friday the trolleys make their way to the vineyards north of Crozet. We chose these hidden gems for their beauty, friendliness, special events, and, of course, their excellent Virginia Wines.
A premier Charlottesville Winery Tour…
the Crozet Trolley’s Sunset Wine Tour
Grace Estate Winery
Now more than 20 years after its initial planting, this vineyard yields unsurpassed quality with each harvest, exemplifying the terroir of the Monticello region. As a family-owned business, Grace Estate celebrates the storied history of the Grace family, reaching back to medieval times. Grace’s vintner, Frantz Ventre, educated in Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, brings a lifetime of industry knowledge and exceptional artistry.
Grace is also appreciated for it’s Friday night local food trucks and live music on their open sky deck.
Knight’s Gambit Vineyard
Named for a famous short story by the owner’s grandfather, William Faulkner, Knight’s Gambit Vineyard is over five acres of Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Franc on a rolling hillside facing the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Also known for friendly farm animals, spectacular views of the Blue Ridge, and original events, it is here you can watch the sun sink gloriously behind the Blue Ridge as you enjoy one of their five varietals: Meritage, Petit Verdot, Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
Tour leaves from downtown Crozet on The Square at 5pm and returns at 8pm. $29
Your wristband or e-ticket gives you discounts with Crozet vendors before and after your tour; see our Partners page. We suggest dinner at Fardowners.
This is definitely the way to go when touring the local breweries and wineries! We had so much fun! -Liz P.
I was visiting the area from DC with some friends and we were looking for different ways to explore the breweries and vineyards. We heard from some locals that the Uber/Lyft situation wasn't great, so we decided to look for some transportation options. Crozet Trolley was the best deal and seemed like a unique way to see the area, so we decided to go for it. We are so happy that we did! The booking process was really easy and the staff was super friendly throughout the afternoon. It was a great touch to have snacks/water on board, and the discounts at some of the stops were a welcome bonus. Being driven around on the trolley from vineyard to vineyard was the perfect way to spend the day. I can't recommend Crozet Trolley highly enough! -Kevin B.
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