11 Best Wineries in Crozet, VA

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If you’re looking for the best wineries in Crozet, VA, then you have plenty of great options! Crozet and the nearby area are home to over dozens of wineries, including some of my personal favorites like Veritas Vineyards and Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. 

Crozet is a small town in central Virginia. It’s just 19 miles west of Charlottesville near I-64. It’s also close to many of the 40+ wineries in the Charlottesville area, which makes it a great jumping-off point for your next winery journey!

The region is one of the most beautiful in Virginia, with views of rolling green hills and mountains all around. It’s the perfect, peaceful setting for enjoying a refreshing glass of wine!

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Map of the Best Wineries in Crozet, VA

11 Best Wineries in Crozet, VA

Below are my top recommendations for the best wineries in and around Crozet, VA. All of these wineries are also within a short drive of Charlottesville.

1. Veritas Vineyard and Winery

Veritas Vineyard and Winery is one of my personal favorite wineries in Virginia! It’s also very popular, so note that it may get busy with long lines, particularly on weekends when the weather’s nice. 

Sheep at Veritas Vineyards

The expansive property has many seating areas for wine tastings. There is also a separate farmhouse where you can stay the night or have a delicious four-course meal. I have had several meals there and it is a great experience. 

The dinners feature creative dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. And each course comes with a special wine pairing. I completely recommend it! Please note that space is limited and reservations are required. 

2. King Family Vineyards

King Family Vineyards is one of the top wineries in Virginia and it’s located right in Crozet, VA. 

You can select from a number of different wine tastings at the vineyard. There are several self-guided wine tastings (with your choice of a white wine flight, red wine flight, and premium wine flight.) 

You can also book a guided wine tasting in the Tasting Room, as well as a Reserved Wine tasting, which features a more intimate experience in the Library Room.  

Beyond award-winning wines, King Family Vineyards is also well known for the polo matches that occur on the large property. There are regularly scheduled polo matches each Sunday from Memorial Day to October. The vineyard also has a polo school, clinics, and more.  

You can find a schedule of upcoming polo events online

3. Pollak Vineyards

Pollak Vineyards is located in nearby Greenwood, VA, just 7 miles from Crozet and 20 miles west of Charlottesville. 

The small, family-owned winery specializes in French-inspired wines. They feature a large selection of wines, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Rose, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Meritage. 

The winery sells a small selection of food items to go with your wine, including baguettes, crackers, Hummus & Pretzels, Charcuterie Boards, pastries, and a wide selection of cheeses

Dogs are welcome outside. 

Vineyards near Crozet, VA

4. Stinson Vineyards

If you’re looking for a smaller, more intimate winery experience, then Stinson Vineyards is a great choice. It’s located right in Crozet, VA, and just 15 miles from Charlottesville. 

The small, family-owned vineyard specializes in French techniques as part of the wine-making process. 

Some of their wines include an oak-barrel Chardonnay, a Rose, and a Sauvignon Blanc. They also feature several dessert wines, including a honey-flavored Petit Manseng and a Tannat port-style wine. 

Dogs are allowed outdoors at the winery. 

Stinson Vineyards also features a bed and breakfast called The Inn where you can stay overnight and soak in the beautiful views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. The Inn also has a seasonal outdoor pool with views of the mountains and vineyard. 

5. Knight’s Gambit Vineyards

Knight’s Gambit Vineyards is just 7 minutes from Stinson Vineyards, which makes it a convenient companion stop while exploring the area wineries!

Horses and sunset at Knights Gambit Vineyards, one of the best wineries near Crozet, VA

The small, family-owned winery features beautiful views of the surrounding hills and vines. It’s especially gorgeous if you happen to go right before sunset when the sun is dipping low over the hills.

There are also horses on the property that you can visit. The horses work as therapy animals with special needs children.

You can take in all of these views and relax with a wine flight inside, on the front porch, or on the outside patio right next to the horses. I really enjoyed their Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. The Chardonnay has a rich spice taste.

Another bonus with Knight’s Gambit is that it is open later than many other wineries nearby. It is open till 8 pm on Saturdays and till 6 pm on Sundays.

6. Hazy Mountain Vineyards and Brewery 

Hazy Mountain features some of the most stunning views of any winery! It sits high on top of a hill, which means it has beautiful sweeping views of the surrounding hills and streams. 

Rolling hills and countryside at Hazy Mountain Vineyards and Brewery

It also features a gorgeous large estate that will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Tuscany. The interior of the building has high, wood-beamed ceilings.

Hazy Mountain takes full advantage of these beautiful surroundings with many different seating areas, both inside and outside, including outside seating that faces out onto the rolling hills below. 

It’s a perfect setting to enjoy a great glass of wine. 

Hazy Mountain includes both a winery and a brewery. Some of their wines include multiple Chardonnays, Petit Manseng, Riesling, Rose, and several Red Blends. Their beers include a Helles Lager, Hefeweizen, Hazy IPA, Mountain Pale Ale, and Pilsner. 

They also have an extensive food menu that includes a Charcuterie & Cheese Board, Cheese & Fruit Board, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Flatbreads, and more. You can find a full menu online. 

7. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is one of the most popular vineyards in the region. It’s located 15 miles southwest of Charlottesville. 

Building at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

It features beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and expansive views of the surrounding rolling hills. It’s also a popular wedding venue. 

The large property features multiple seating areas, including a covered veranda, indoor tasting room seating, and outdoor seating. 

There are several wine flights to choose from, including a Red Wine Flight (Red Pump, Cannon Red, Cabernet Franc, and Wild Common); a White Wine Flight (Zero White, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and Rosé), and a Reserve Wine Flight (Chardonnay Reserve, Reserve Rosé, Bundoran Blue, and Petit Verdot).

If you’re interested in pairing your wine with food, you have a full menu of options to choose from, including Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Salad, Roasted Chicken Orzo, Braised Pork Belly & Shishito Pepper, Pippin Berry & Lemon Olive Oil Cake, and more. 

There are also multiple special experiences that the vineyard offers to enhance your visit, including an Estate Tour and Wine Tasting, a Cooking School, and a Wine School. You can also tour the new Greenhouse, which hosts special events throughout the year.  

The winery is popular, so it’s recommended that you make reservations ahead of time for the veranda or indoor tasting room seating. 

You can also extend your visit and book an overnight stay at The Crossroads Inn at Pippin Hill. The historic property was originally known as the Crossroads Tavern and dates all the way back to 1817. It is also a National Historic Register and has been designated a Virginia Historic Landmark.

You can stay at the romantic Pippin Cottage, which was previously the kitchen of the tavern that was originally on the property. It includes a queen bed, bathroom, kitchenette, living area, and private deck. There are also several rooms and suites to choose from.

Breakfast is included with each stay. You can find more information and book accommodations online

8. Eastwood Farm and Winery

Eastwood Farm and Winery is just 5 miles from downtown Charlottesville, which makes it one of the closest and most convenient wineries to visit. 

The winery regularly hosts special events, including live music, Oktoberfest (which takes place all fall!), mountaintop yoga classes, and much more. 

Eastwood features numerous tasting flights to meet your needs, including a Virginia Classics Tasting, a White Reserve Tasting, a Red Reserve Tasting, a Rose and Bubbly Tasting, a Sweet Summer Tasting, and a Beer Flight. They also have Frose (frozen rose), which is always a favorite of mine in the warm weather!

Beyond award-winning wines, Eastwood is also a great food destination. They have an extensive menu that includes Charcuterie and Cheese Boards, Flatbreads, Soups, Salads, Spinach Quiche, Chocolate Fondue, and more. 

You can also book a stay at the The Winery Cottage at Eastwood Farm and Winery. The cottage has all of the amenities you could need, with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, and a living room. 

9. Keswick Vineyards

Keswick Vineyards is a bit further away, but it’s well worth a visit. It’s located in Keswick, VA, which is 28 miles from Crozet, but only 13 miles from Charlottesville. 

Keswick features award-winning wines and a lovely setting. You can build a custom wine flight, with your choice of any four wines. 

Keswick has light food options for purchase, including cheeses, crackers, sandwiches, and chips. They also have a food truck on-site Wednesdays through Sundays. 

The vineyard is a great family destination. They even have a mini-golf course and a dog park! They also have live music on Saturdays. 

Keswick is also a popular and gorgeous wedding venue, with beautiful views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, and the stunning centerpiece manor home.

10. White Hall Vineyards

White Hall Vineyards is located just 20 minutes northwest of Charlottesville. The property boasts gorgeous sweeping views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and rolling green hills. 

Some of their wines include Virginia staples like Chardonnay, Viognier, Petit Verdot, and Gewurztraminer (one of my personal favorites!) 

Dogs are allowed outside. 

Winery near Crozet, VA

11. Septenary Winery

Septenary Winery is also known as the Winery at Seven Oaks Farm. It has a rich history dating all the way back to the 1700s. The estate is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The name “Seven Oaks” refers to seven oak trees that once stood on the property. Each tree was named for a President. Sadly, all but one of the trees was destroyed in 1954 by Hurricane Hazel. The remaining tree was named Thomas Jefferson in honor of the founding father’s close connection to nearby Charlottesville. 

The winery has ample outdoor seating, but only limited indoor seating, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please note that the winery does not allow anyone under 21. Dogs are allowed. 

Wineries in Crozet, VA With Food

One of my favorite things to do is sit down at a winery with friends and enjoy a glass and some food. Luckily, some of the best wineries near Crozet also have great food options! Below are some of my top recommendations:

Eastwood Farm and Winery: they have an extensive menu that includes favorites like  Charcuterie and Cheese Boards, as well as more substantial fare like Flatbreads, Soups, Salads, Spinach Quiche, and even Chocolate Fondue! 

Hazy Mountain Vineyards and Brewery:  You can find Charcuterie & Cheese Boards, Cheese & Fruit Boards, Meatballs, Manchego & Prosciutto, Caprese Salads, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Flatbreads, and more.

Veritas Vineyards and Winery: As I mentioned before, I definitely recommend booking a reservation for the four-course dinner at the Farmhouse at Veritas. It includes unique wine pairings with each dish. The food is creatively prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. 

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards: They feature a full menu, which includes Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Salad, Roasted Chicken Orzo, Braised Pork Belly & Shishito Pepper, Pippin Berry & Lemon Olive Oil Cake, and more. 

Where to Stay Near Crozet, VA

When visiting the many wineries in Crozet, VA, there are some great options for where to stay. You can also book one of the many great cabins near Charlottesville.

If you want to stay in nearby Charlottesville, I recommend the Graduate Charlottesville. The hotel has loads of charm and personality, and it has an amazing rooftop patio!

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If you want to stay closer to the wineries, I recommend staying at the Ivy Rose Cottage, which is a charming cottage with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a washer and dryer.

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FAQs about Wineries in Crozet, VA

How many wineries are near Charlottesville, VA? 

There are more than 40 wineries near Charlottesville, VA. 

How many vineyards are at Monticello? 

There are two vineyards at Monticello. You can learn more about their history here. The two vineyards were originally established by Thomas Jefferson and then more recently restored in the late 20th century.

Conclusion: 11 Best Wineries in Crozet, VA

As you can see, there is no shortage of amazing wineries to explore in and around Crozet, VA!

My personal favorites that you don’t want to miss include: Booking a dinner reservation at The Farmhouse at Veritas, taking in the gorgeous views at Hazy Mountain Vineyard, and taking a winery tour or class at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard.

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