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Address: 1495 Milton Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (Formerly Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours)
Phone Number: +1 434-872-9475
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours, now renamed Monticello Appellation Wine Tours,...

Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours, now renamed Monticello Appellation Wine Tours, offers daily tours picking up at 1pm and returning guests at 5 - 5:30 from their accommodations. Tours accommodate two couples per tour, or small groups up to six guests. Recommended as "The best way to visit the surrounding Wine Country" in Frommer's Virginia 8th Edition 2006 Travel Guide, these scenic wine country drives take guests tasting at 3-4 wineries or 2 wineries and 2 breweries. Tours include: transportation, private guide, chilled bottled water and soda, and a deluxe cheese/chocolate/fruit plate served midway through the afternoon.

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Spectacular Wine Tour!

I believe this is the Wine Tour offered when you stay at Arcady, which we did. The tour was spectacular guided by Arcady owner Chris, who is the most knowledgeable person about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Round Hill, Virginia

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Round Hill, Virginia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe this is the Wine Tour offered when you stay at Arcady, which we did. The tour was spectacular guided by Arcady owner Chris, who is the most knowledgeable person about grapes and wine I've ever met. The wineries were wonderful and when one winery was packed, Chris took us to a different one so we didn't have to... More 

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egoodell, Owner at Monticello Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had such a great time that you took the time out to write a review, thank you very much! Chris and I enjoy running our wine tours. Yes, we did change the name of the tour company from Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours to Monticello Appellation Wine Tours. The search engine companies didn't like that we... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Monticello Appellation Wine Tours was the highlight of our trip! My husband and I recently visited Charlottesville with my parents, brother and sister in law and enjoyed an amazing day with our driver and tour guide, Julie. She was not only fun and friendly but also had an exceptional knowledge about wine in general as well as the wineries we... More 

Thank liadhR
Washington, DC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Charlottesville and the wine tour was a wonderful experience. Julie was very knowledgeable, as well as helpful and fun, she made sure that we had a great time and took care of everything. Lunch was delicious and beautifully presented in a perfectly scenic spot. Thank you for everything! We highly recommend this... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A wonderful experience filled with great wines, a lovely lunch and lots of information and laughs with our tour guide, Julie! A perfect day spent with my daughter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Our children gave us this vineyard tour as an anniversary present, and they couldn't have chosen better! Julie was a knowledgeable guide, as well as a fun person to be around. She went out of her way to ensure that we had wonderful experiences at each of the vineyards, sharing her knowledge of Virginia wines, and wine-making in general, throughout... More 

1 Thank Karen D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My partner and I had a wonderful tour with Erika this past weekend. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared a lot of insight into the unique qualities of VA wines. The itinerary was thoughtfully chosen and showcased wineries we might not have otherwise made it to. Lunch was a beautiful addition to the day. Delicious food and very nicely laid... More 

1 Thank Anjali C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

A good day all around. My wife and I are not anywhere close to being wine experts and Chris went out of his way not only to teach us about wine, but the history of Virginia winemaking as well. We would very likely do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This tour was the highlight of our trip. You get a terrific itinerary, a comfortable ride, beautiful scenery, a personal guide, history and education. And the wine! We learned so much from Chris and from each of the four wine tastings. We enjoyed lunch in a beautiful outdoor setting. If you are visiting Charlottesville, you absolutely need to carve out... More 

Thank Donna G
Springfield, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have been on wine tours in Virginia before, but none like this. Chris was a great guide, he gave us an overview of the Virginia wine industry, and some high-level wine education. He described what works really well in this area vs well known areas (California, etc). The vineyards he chose only served estate grown wines. Everyone knew him... More 

Thank Susan C
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for an immersive wine tasting experience given by people who are passionate and knowledgable about Virginia wines, than look no further than Arcady, where Erika or Chris will personally guide you through some of the best wineries in the area. Chris and Erika have built a wonderful relationship with the wineries, which provides for top-notch service... More 

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