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:

Monday10 AM–5 PM
Tuesday10 AM–5 PM
Wednesday10 AM–5 PM
Thursday10 AM–5 PM
Friday10 AM–5 PM
Saturday10 AM–5 PM
Sunday10 AM–5 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.

2022 Seasonal Hours for Carter Mountain Orchard

January 1–March 24

Weekends, Friday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM

OPEN MLK Jr. Day (1/17) and Presidents’ Day (2/21), 11 AM–5 PM

March 25–May 26

Daily, 10 AM–5 PM *

CLOSED Easter (Sunday 4/17)

May 27–November 5

Daily, 9 AM–6 PM *

Admissions tickets are required for peak fall weekends, mid-September through early November. Reserve your tickets now

November 6–27

Daily, 9 AM–5 PM

CLOSED Thanksgiving (Thursday 11/24)

November 28–December 31

Daily, 10 AM–5 PM

OPEN New Year’s Eve (12/31)

CLOSED Christmas Eve (12/24), Christmas Day (12/25), New Year’s Day (1/1/23)

* Special Evening Hours for Event Ticketholders:

Wind Down Wednesdays
Thursday Evening Sunset Series
Fourth of July

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.

Fresh-baked apple pie

Holiday Pie Pickup

Pre-order one of our delicious Apple Pies for your holiday festivities! Add a note to your shopping cart and let us know what location and date you’ll be picking up–we’ll do the rest!

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.