Visit Chiswell

Plan Your Visit

We serve wine by the glass, bottle, and flight, plus a tasteful selection of local and gourmet snacks. Chiswell Farm & Winery is open year-round for you to experience all four of Virginia’s seasons.

With a glass in hand, savor the beautiful scenery from a rocking chair on our covered porch. Gather with friends around a dining table on the lawn to share a toast. Or cozy up with a loved one in any of the well-appointed rooms throughout the historic Greenwood home—wherever you see an open door, you will find an inviting space to relax and unwind.

Whether you want to come up to the bar for a chat or spread out a blanket for a private picnic, there are countless ways to enjoy the best that Virginia wine country has to offer.

Two people making a toast with Chiswell wine glasses

Winery Visitor Guidelines

Last call is 30 minutes prior to closing. To-go bottles are sold til closing.

Groups of eight or more are encouraged to call in advance to reserve seating.

Ages 21+ only. Sorry, no kids. Chiswell offers a relaxed setting for adults to unwind. For a family outing, we invite you to visit our wine shops at Chiles Peach Orchard and Carter Mountain Orchard.

We’re sorry, no dogs or other pets, other than certified service animals, are permitted.

No outside alcohol is permitted by ABC law.

We have light fare and gourmet snacks available; or you may bring your own picnic.

No smoking/vaping anywhere on property, including the parking lot and all grounds.

 The winery is private property; grounds, buildings, and roads are open to the public only during our posted hours.

Please relax and enjoy with family and friends while you are here. We warmly welcome you!


2024 Seasonal Hours

January–March 10

Wednesday–Sunday | 12–5 PM

Open New Year’s Day, Monday 1/1
Open MLK Day, Monday 1/15
Open Presidents’ Day, Monday 2/19


March 11–May 16

Wednesday–Sunday | 11 AM–6 PM

Open Easter, Sunday 3/31
Closed Saturday 5/4 for private event
Closing at 4 PM on Saturday 5/18 for private event


Fall foliage and guests at Chiswell Farm & Winery

May 17–September 30

Wednesday | 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday | 11 AM–6 PM
Friday | 11 AM–8:30 PM (8 PM in September)
Saturday | 11 AM–7 PM
Sunday | 11 AM–6 PM

Open Memorial Day, Monday 5/27
Open Fourth of July, Thursday 7/4
Open Labor Day, Monday 9/2


October 1–November 3

Daily | 11 AM–6 PM


November 4–10

Daily | 11 AM–5:30 PM


November 11–December 31, 2024

Wednesday–Sunday | 11 AM–5:30 PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/28
Open Monday 12/23
Open Christmas Eve, Tuesday 12/24 | 11 AM–4 PM
Closed Christmas Day, Wednesday 12/25
Open Monday 12/30 | 12–5 PM
Open New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 12/31 | 12–5 PM
Open New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1/1/25 | 12–5 PM

Wine grapes growing at Carter Mountain Orchard

What’s Growing

We have a 30+ year history of growing some of Virginia’s finest wine grapes right here in Albemarle County. We’ve been supplying many of Virginia’s best wineries with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot fruit since the mid-1990s from our vineyard planted on Carter Mountain.

In 2017, we planted a vineyard in Batesville and added Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to our lineup. Our newest acreage of grapes was planted at Chiswell in 2021 and includes Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

Historic home at Chiswell Winery

A Glimpse Into the Past

The next time you visit Chiswell, ground yourself in the history of your surroundings. While today’s visitors enjoy the manor house’s beauty while sipping wine with friends and family, the origins of this home begin in 1920 with a tobacco auctioneer and railroad industrialist named Chiswell Dabney Langhorne.

Monticello Wine Trail Passport

Proudly Part of the Monticello Wine Trail

We are excited to celebrate Virginia’s winemaking heritage by joining the Monticello Wine Trail. This group of 40+ wineries produces the finest varietals in the area, earning countless local and national awards. Other member wineries near Chiswell include King Family Vineyards, Septenary Winery at Seven Oaks Farm, and Pollak Vineyards.


The Monticello Wine Trail Passport makes it easy to find wineries and track your visits. A special wine glass will be waiting for you at the 10th winery you visit!

Indian Summer Guide Service at Chiswell Winery

Explore the Countryside on Horseback

Are you ready for an adventure? Travel through our spacious grounds and the surrounding area on horseback with Indian Summer Guide Service. Each ride is led by a knowledgeable guide for one hour, followed by an opportunity to visit the winery and enjoy locally crafted Chiswell wine. Available by reservation Wednesday–Sunday for guests ages 21+.