Carter Mountain Wine

Wine Shop

Purchase our Virginia wine by the glass, tasting flight, or bottle to enjoy on the patio or deck.

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!

Now shipping wine within the state of Virginia

Carter Mountain rose wine

Estate Wines

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 | 2023

Crisp and refreshing New World style with notes of kiwi, grapefruit, gooseberry, and lemon zest

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 - 2021 Chardonnay

Chardonnay | 2021

Lightly oaked with yellow apple, pear, and tropical citrus on the nose, and a smooth vanilla-ish finish

Carter Mountain Wine bottle - 2020 rose

Rosé | 2021

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 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

Carter Mountain Wine 2021 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc | 2021

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

2021 Meritage at Carter Mountain Wine Shop

Meritage | 2021

Bordeaux-style red with notes of dark cherry and plum, followed by a peppery finish

Sweet Albemarle Petit Manseng at Carter Mountain Wine Shop

Sweet Albemarle Petit Manseng | 2023

White wine balancing palate cleansing freshness with rich natural grapey sweetness

Fruit Wines

Apple fruit wine at Carter Mountain


Granny Smith herself would approve of this refresher. Though fantastic with your Thanksgiving meal, this wine is not just for fall. Enjoy this juicy taste of autumn any time of year!

Blackberry fruit wine at Carter Mountain orchard


Fresh berries in a glass, what more could you want? This easy drinker will be your new favorite summer wine.

Peach fruit wine at Carter Mountain


Think of strolling through an orchard full of ripe peaches, delighting in the aromas and flavors of summer. Pairs with porch-sitting, picnicking, boat-riding, and sunset-watching.

Strawberry fruit wine at Carter Mountain Orchard


Jolly Rancher lovers, rejoice! Smooth and sweet, like liquid candy, this wine tastes like your memory of summer childhood.

Carter Mountain wine lineup


Stocking up on your favorite Carter Mountain and Chiswell wines just got even easier! We’re now shipping wine bottles within the state of Virginia. Swing by the Carter Mountain Wine Shop during your next visit or give us a call at 434.977.1833 to place your order.

2-5 bottles | $15.00 flat rate shipping

6+ bottles | Free shipping


Estate Flight at Carter Mountain Wine Shop

Estate Wine Flight

Pick any four Carter Mountain wines to build your own flight!

Simply Reds wine flight at Carter Mountain Wine Shop

Simply Reds Wine Flight

Featuring our 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Merlot, 2021 Cabernet Franc, and 2021 Meritage

Fruit Fusion wine flight at Carter Mountain

Fruit Fusion Flight

Our estate Vidal Blanc is the base of each of these fruit wines.

Specialty Drinks

Available seasonally

Carter Mountain CiderMosa


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

Mulled wine at Carter Mountain Orchard

Mulled Wine

A warm hug in a cup, this seasonal mulled wine is made with our 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a wonderful belly-warming refreshment on a cold day!

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.

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!). The Bold Rock Tap Room is located beneath the Carter Mountain Country Store.

On days that the Orchard is open, the Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain Orchard is open 11 AM to close.

Bold Rock flight on patio at seasonal tap room
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.

Crown Club

Crown Club

Our 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!

Wine Lovers Getaway

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.