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Early Mountain Vineyards

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Traditional tasting - excellent

Four of us stopped for a tasting and eventually did the longer version. Their wines are very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig K
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Richmond, Virginia
Lovely lunch and tasting

The location was perfect for a lunch stop as we were driving to Charlottesville from DC. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristen V
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Arlington, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This winery was recommended to us by good friends, and we were excited to try it. Two things made for a disappointing experience: it was raining, and we had our dog with us. Even though they advertise the winery as dog friendly, if you have...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Early Mountain V, General Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello - I appreciate you sharing your experience and I'm very sorry that the rain interrupted your day. We love dogs (small, large, slobbery- we love them all!) and welcome them on the back patio and lawn; our tasting room is licensed as a restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stopped for a tasting and eventually did the longer version. Their wines are very good - no cutesy, sweet or infused wines except the sangria-like Soif. Their top wines, Eluvium 2015 and 2016, were not on the tasting list; however, we had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Craig K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was perfect for a lunch stop as we were driving to Charlottesville from DC. We had the charcuterie and cheese board and the grilled cheese along with a flight of their wine. Everything was delicious and the tasting room and back porch were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kristen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the tasting room is super plush and their location is easy to find, their wines lack variety. There were no sweet or dessert options when I visited. I always enjoy at least one wine no matter where I go, but not at Early Mountain....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Early Mountain V, Public Relations Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for visiting and for your feedback. We strive to have a delicious wine for everyone, and we'll ensure we bring in some additional sweet options on our "Best of Virginia" program where we feature other fantastic Virginia wineries.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only speak to the "Virginia Table" experience we had at the winery. We did not do the traditional tasting in the tasting room. We had the flights with our lunch. We got the humus and the chicken sandwiches with apricot. Both were very...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Early Mountain V, General Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're so pleased you loved it and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

It is a beautiful tasting room and view. The staff was super friendly. It does feel very corporate. The food on the other hand, was just okay. The wine was good, I wasn’t really blow away by many, we did love the Pinot nior, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Not very organized for early arrivals. The wine bar was actually closed and people were wanting to spend money. They finally get open the bar before the show. The comics were mediocre at best! Wow I guess I can understand some of the wine been...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Early Mountain V, Guest Relations Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

I very much appreciate your feedback- this was our first time hosting an event like this and completely agree there were logistical challenges that resulted in a hospitality experience below our standard. We have definitely learned from it and your feedback will help us improve...More

Reviewed March 26, 2019

So, my last review was a one-star review… that’s because we had come several times on the weekend and a few other times on Fridays and it was always just crazy-packed, which is NOT a good quality of a VA vineyard. This, the most recent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Early Mountain V, General Manager at Early Mountain Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

We appreciate that you continue to visit and give us a chance to show our amazing customer service! We strive for a consistent and high quality experience every day of the week and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. -Early Mountain Team

Reviewed March 3, 2019

After hearing from several of our friends, we finally made it to Early Mountain Vineyards. The tasting room is located in a beautiful building, which includes a tasting bar and casual seating, The wine is splendid! So much so that we decided to join their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

We had heard that this was a fantastic winery so we visited it for a tasting and lunch. We tasted wine first and everything we tasted was excellent. We were so impressed with the wine that we joined the wine club and quit the club...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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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
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