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)

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 - 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 - rapidan apple

Rapidan Apple

Virginia is well known for its production of mouth-watering apples. Served chilled, it’s the perfect match between Granny Smith and Gala Apples—not too crisp and not too sweet. Made and bottled by Prince Michel.

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - rapidan peach

Rapidan Peach

This easy-to-drink blend perfectly balances sweetness with fresh, natural peach acidity for a delightfully refreshing summer drink. It also makes a great white wine sangria! Made and bottled by Prince Michel.

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

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.

Now Introducing 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.