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Early Mountain Vineyards

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Address: 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison, VA 22727
Phone Number: (540) 948-9005
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Located in Madison, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains,...

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 views, Early Mountain welcomes guests to enjoy the wines and linger over a meal or snack. With a strong commitment to viticulture, as well as a fervent expression of place, Early Mountain's mission is to craft high-quality wines and to support Virginia's ascent as a world-class wine region. Owned by tech pioneers Jean and Steve Case, former America Online executives, Early Mountain seeks to create and cultivate the best of Virginia wine with our winemaking team. We hope guests come for the wine, but also enjoy this beautiful land and setting.

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Excellent wine; good selection of other local producers

Came here on a whim -- very impressed. I forgot what we bought but most of their reds were enjoyable. You can also purchase a selection of other Virginia wines. They also have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The unique thing about this winery is that you can sample wines from other Virginia wineries too. Before you think "Virginia wines?!?", you need to try some. They have come a long way and are quite respectable. I tried a flight of Virginia reds, my wife tried the flight of wines, white, rose and reds from Early Mountain. We had... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This vineyard has some of the best wines in Virginia, superior to most vineyards in the area. The place is recently renovated and is gorgeous. They serve food as well. Great place for weddings and special events.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Came here on a whim -- very impressed. I forgot what we bought but most of their reds were enjoyable. You can also purchase a selection of other Virginia wines. They also have a good food menu. The main "great room" is gorgeous. Very reminiscent of Sonoma or Napa Valley wineries. However, the musician they had kind of detracted from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location with great views. Food is good though a little pricey for what you get. Staff is not very attentive. They spent a lot of time speaking with themselves and we had to wave them over for attention. Wines were okay for our taste. If in the area definitely worth the visit.

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Thank ACNewell
Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Stopped at Early Mountain on the Shenandoah leg of the Virginia Wine Trail. The staff was welcoming and very helpful in getting us oriented to how the "tastings" work -we are rookies to this. The facility was beautiful - inside and out! Many places to have a picnic on the grounds as well. The wine was wonderful. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went on a Sunday, this convenient and unassuming location holds a true gem of a wine experience. The tasting room/restaurant is stunning and impressive with creative offerings on the menu and great wine-the rose was a delicious surprise. We stayed in the Guest Cottage and had the most relaxing, tranquil evening looking out over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The... More 

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Madison, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very nice and relaxing. The staff is friendly and views are beautiful. Enjoy the wine and atmosphere; however, on the expensive side.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Discovered this vineyard first on a bachelorette weekend, then stopped by again for a quick lunch and wine tasting. The lodge is gorgeous, and there is a beautiful outdoor patio with fire pits when the weather is nice! The wine isn't bad, either - I'd definitely suggest a tasting!

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Thank MissOC
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Wife wanted to go here for Mother's Day. Absolutely beautiful setting and the building is absolutely stunning. Flights of wine were about $18 for 4 small glasses of wine. Bottles of their wine were about $27. Wines were pretty good, but for the price, even at a vineyard, a tad high, IMO. I did appreciate that they had other vineyard's... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This is no doubt a beautiful setting and a gorgeous building. The atmosphere inside is great--people enjoying food, live music, etc. We tried all of the wines for $10, and disliked them all. None of them had a good flavor that gave us the feeling of wanting more, and in fact I really wanted to pour most of what I... More 

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