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Address: 1495 Milton Rd, Charlottesville, VA 24590 (Formerly Arcady Vineyard Wine Tours)
Phone Number: +1 434 212-8179
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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So Much Fun!

Exceeded my expectations! Well organized. Great value for the money. Erika was very knowledgeable about the wines and the area, and made the tour a very interesting learning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Montgomery, AL

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Montgomery, AL
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceeded my expectations! Well organized. Great value for the money. Erika was very knowledgeable about the wines and the area, and made the tour a very interesting learning experience in addition to being fun. She picked us up at Arcady B&B and took us to three vineyards. She took photos during the day and emailed them to us later. At... More 

1 Thank 2DogLovers
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had a great experience with Chris. We celebrated our 20th anniversary by doing a wine tour (our first ever!), Chris was great in explaining the different wines, terminology, and had great patience with us - we aren't wine connoisseurs by any means :). The snack at the 2nd stop was perfect, local cheeses, chocolates and fruit. Chris even added... More 

Thank Lisa W
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

What an amazing and personal way to experience Charlottesville Wine Country! Erika was very knowledgable of the vineyards, history and area! Her food pairings were perfect and brought out the character of each of the wines tasted. We will definitely call on the services of Monticello Appellation Wine Tours again for an amazing experience that was both personal and fun!!

1 Thank jamieyockin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Chris did a fantastic job on the wine tour! Not only did he teach us about the wine we were tasting, but he also took us on a journey through the history of Virginia wine country. We toured smaller, boutique wineries to stay away from the crowds. My girlfriend and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank pageaustin
Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

We had a great experience on this wine tour. Our guide, Chris, was wonderfully helpful and a font of all knowledge when it came to wine making and Virginia wines. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

Thank 63Sue63
Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of taking the new Food Pairing Wine Tour offered by Monticello Appellation Wine Tours. We visited three beautiful wineries and had an incredible day. Our guide, Erika, displayed not only a remarkable knowledge of the wines offered, but paired each wine with foods that truly complemented the character of the wines being... More 

Thank jeannie_simmons
New Jersey
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711 reviews
454 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Our guide Erika was just awesome. She has an amazing knowledge of wines and frequently knew more about what we were drinking than the people who were actually serving it to us. She took us to four wineries in total and gave a great background of each winery. Highly recommend talking this tour. I am not sure if it's available... More 

2 Thank CCG1982
Round Hill, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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