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!

Current Hours:

Monday9 AM–6 PM
Tuesday9 AM–6 PM
Wednesday9 AM–6 PM
Thursday9 AM–6 PM
Friday9 AM–6 PM
Saturday9 AM–6 PM
Sunday9 AM–6 PM

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Plan Ahead

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

November 5–26

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 Hard Cider on Carter Mountain
Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain Orchard

Open April–December, 11 AM–close

Chiles Family Orchards apple butter under pavilion

Shop Online

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.

Cider donut with mountain views in background at Carter Mountain Orchard

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.

Aerial View of Carter Mountain Country Store

Visitor Guidelines

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 Rose 2020 on a wooden deck with a hand

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 flight on patio at seasonal tap room

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.