Carter Mountain rose wine

Wine Shop

Our family has grown and harvested wine grapes for generations, and now we are excited to use them for our very own wine label. With vintages starting in 2019, our wine menu is quickly expanding with new varietals each year.

Located 1,120 feet above sea level, the Carter Mountain Wine Shop has the highest elevation of any tasting room in Charlottesville. Visitors can purchase wine by the glass, tasting flight, or bottle to enjoy on our patio or deck. It’s the best view from anywhere around!

Carter Mountain Wine

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - sunrise sparkling

“Sunrise” Sparkling Chardonnay

Dry bubbly white featuring strong, acidic tasking notes of pear, lemon, and apple (Sold by the bottle only)

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - sunset sparkling

“Sunset” Sparkling Rosé

Dry bubbly rosé with hints of fruit on the nose, grounding minerality, and a sharp finish (Sold by the bottle only)

2022 Sauvignon Blanc bottle by Carter Mountain Wine

Sauvignon Blanc | 2022

New World-style with crisp notes of passionfruit, kiwi, honeydew, and grapefruit

2021 Petit Manseng Carter Mountain Wine bottle

Petit Manseng | 2021

With notes of pineapple, lemon, and vanilla this medium-bodied, full-flavored white wine coats the mouth deliciously

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2021 Chardonnay

Chardonnay | 2021

Lightly oaked with yellow apple, pear, and tropical citrus on the nose, and a smooth vanilla-ish finish. If you don’t like chardonnay—try this one! Enjoy with mild cheeses, baked fish, pasta with white sauce, and pork.

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2020 chardonnay

Chardonnay | 2020

Classic dry white with depth, richness, and vibrant primary fruit flavors 

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2020 rose

Rosé | 2020

Light-bodied rosé with refreshing notes of white peach, grapefruit, and strawberry

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2020 cabernet sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2020

Very drinkable (and not too heavy) red made from grapes from our mountain-top vineyard

Carter Mountain Wine 2021 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc | 2021

A smoky, medium-bodied, and moderately tannic red with notes of black currant and pepper

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2021 Merlot

Merlot | 2021

With a warm spice nose, dark fruit palate, and a balanced tannin finish, this red wine is made for sipping in a cozy place.

Sweet Albemarle Petit Manseng at Carter Mountain Wine Shop

Sweet Albemarle Petit Manseng | 2021

White wine balancing palate cleansing freshness with rich natural grapey sweetness

Carter Mountain CiderMosa


Fresh-pressed apple cider and sparkling chardonnay, garnished with sugar and cinnamon, our CiderMosas are the perfect seasonal refreshment!

Also available at Chiswell

Sunset wine slushy at Carter Mountain Orchard

Wine Slushies

For a refreshing twist on your favorite wine, try our wine slushies! Ask for today’s flavors when you visit.

Crown Club

Crown Club

Our new wine and celebration membership welcomes those with a passion for Virginia wine. With quarterly Wine Trios, pickup events, and member exclusives, there are plenty of reasons to join our community!

Chiles family walking through Carter Mountain vineyards

The Vineyard at Carter Mountain 

The grapevines at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville have been part of the sightline since the early 1990s. Grapes grown on the mountain include Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Lovers Get-away

Located in Greenwood, Chiswell Farm & Winery is a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Charlottesville. Our sister venue is the ideal setting for guests ages 21+ to sip on Virginia wine while admiring panoramic countryside views.