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Early Mountain Vineyards

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Address: 6109 Wolftown Hood Rd, Madison, VA 22727-2582
Phone Number:
+1 540-948-9005
11:00 - 18:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great visit

Visited this winery on the first stop of a mini wine tour of the area. The atmosphere is great and the wines overall were very good. I like that they offered wine from other local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily B
Columbia, Maryland
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Brightwood, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to 4 annual dinners at this vineyards. The staff is exceptional and the atmosphere is very inviting. I truly enjoyed my experience.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this winery on the first stop of a mini wine tour of the area. The atmosphere is great and the wines overall were very good. I like that they offered wine from other local wineries too, after our tasting we got a flight of the other local Virginia reds which was neat. There wasn't an area to sit inside... More 

Thank Emily B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Early Mountain Vineyards was one of our "must-see" planned visits while in the Shenandoah Valley area, and it was probably the most fun we had on the trip (along with visiting the Shenandoah Valley National Park, of course). The wines were fantastic (we had their Early Mountain sample flight), and enjoyed the cheese board worth it. We purchased a bottle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visit this vineyard frequently and just think it is one of the nicest ones in the state. The atmosphere and wine is always a delight. Weekends have live music, wood fireplace going, and a fun relaxing feel. It's just a place you want to spend a weekend day or afternoon at. The food they offer is very good as well.... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Beautiful vineyard that is just off of 29 and easy to get to. They have an itneresting way of doing tastings. The counter is broken into two parts - whites and reds. You taste all of the whites and then move down to the red section. This created a little extra down time waiting for the group in front of... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great as a destination to get together and lounge, catch up on stories, drink some wine and have some snacks. We actually went there also to taste their wines. While they do have wines of their own, the wines from other wineries taste better. Reason to go to Early Mt is not their wine, its their venue.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great facility with nice fireplace and furniture. Rose was very good. Rest of wine was ok but not great. The issue with the place is the service at the tasting bar. We approached a lady doing nothing and she told us to get in a line at the other end of the bar. We went to the other end and... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I'll admit, this was a little confusing. while I came for a tasting, I ended up in the restaurant and ordered lunch along with a flight of red wines. Blame it on my old age, however I failed to notice I could have ordered just a flight of Early Mountain Wines, instead I ordered a variety flight which was good,... More 

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South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went to Early Mountain less than a year ago for a wedding and planned an entire wine weekend in VA essentially so that we could go back to Early Mountain with friends. The wedding was amazing, the facility and scenery were beautiful and my wife loved the Rose. Unfortunately this was not the same experience. I called ahead and... More 

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Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Beautiful surroundings make it easy to enjoy this winery and tasting room. The facility is spacious, with ample, comfortable seating both indoor and outdoor. They often have live music. The main building is immaculate and welcoming, with great service, although it can be a little slow when they are busy on a weekend afternoon. The food is OK, although after... More 

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