Visit Carter Mountain Orchard
Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Carter Mountain Orchard overlooks dramatic vistas and acres of fruit trees and grapevines. Mere minutes from downtown Charlottesville and just down the road from Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, the orchard welcomes visitors year-round. Our hours and offerings vary seasonally, so please plan your visit accordingly!
In spring, apple blossoms cover the orchard—a gorgeous backdrop for unwinding with a glass of wine.
In early summer, our Country Store features sun-ripened peaches, nectarines, and local veggies, as well as fresh peach cider donuts and plenty of ice cream and cider slushies! Thursday evenings, the mountain is hopping with live music, food, wine, hard cider, and good times.
From mid-August until mid-December, you can pick your own apples or buy ready-picked apples, fresh-pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts (a runaway hit year after year), and our scrumptious apple pies.
As fall festivities approach, the orchard brims with pumpkins, gourds, and harvest decor. Topping off the day are hayrides around the orchard—all in all, a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside.
2023 Seasonal Hours for Carter Mountain Orchard
January 1–March 23
Weekends, Friday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
OPEN MLK Day 1/16 and Presidents’ Day 2/20
March 24–May 25
Daily, 10 AM–5 PM *
CLOSED Easter Sunday 4/9
May 26–November 4
Daily, 9 AM–6 PM *
* Special Evening Hours for Event Ticketholders:
Wind Down Wednesdays
Thursday Evening Sunset Series
Fourth of July
Daily, 9 AM–5 PM
CLOSED Thanksgiving 11/23
November 27–December 31
Daily, 10 AM–5 PM
OPEN NYE 12/31
CLOSED Christmas Eve 12/24, Christmas 12/25, New Year’s Day 1/1/24
Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain Orchard
Open April–December, 11 AM–close
Get a taste of the orchards any time by visiting our online store stocked with Chiles Family Orchards specialty jarred goods, at-home activities, apparel, and more.
Donuts: Always in Season
Sweet dreams are made of these: our fresh apple cider donuts! Grab a pack from the Country Store & Bakery, head out to our deck, kick up your feet, and enjoy.
We’re glad to welcome you to our family farm. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit!
Carter Mountain Wine Shop
Our family has been harvesting grapes for generations, and now we are excited to use them for our very own wine label.
Purchase our Virginia wine by the glass, tasting flight, or bottle to enjoy on the patio or deck.
Bold Rock Tap Room
Sample and purchase Bold Rock’s delicious craft hard ciders and seltzers, which are crushed and crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains using local apples (from Carter Mountain!).
On days that the Orchard is open, the Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain Orchard is open 11 AM to close.
The seasonal tap room will re-open on April 1, 2023.