Carter Mountain Orchard

Charlottesville, VA

Just minutes from downtown Charlottesville and Monticello, visitors overlook lush groves and breathtaking views of the valley below. Against this stunning backdrop, families and friends pick sun-ripened peaches and crisp apples while breathing in the fresh mountain air. From season to season, there’s always something fun!

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Farmer Henry picking a green apple from a tree

An Apple a Day

We grow many popular varieties, including Albemarle Pippin, Jonagold, and Pink Lady. Join us on the mountain for ready-picked and pick-your-own apples!

Sunset Wine Slushy at Carter Mountain Orchard

Sip Back and Relax

Cool off with our apple cider slushies, wine slushies, and—for the little ones and young at heart—creamy milkshakes!

Cider donut with mountain views in background at Carter Mountain Orchard

Donuts: Always in Season!

Sweet dreams are made of these: our fresh apple cider donuts! Grab a pack from the Country Store & Bakery, head out to our deck, kick up your feet, and enjoy.

What’s In Season?

Nothing says “fresh” like fruit straight from the orchard.

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From the Blog

Ruth and Henry Chiles in the orchard

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ruth Chiles

Ruth Eliza Dollens Chiles—wife to Henry M. Chiles and mother of Cynthia, Huff, and Sarah Chilesーpassed away peacefully on Friday, July 30, 2021. A third generation Chiles family farmer, Ruth…

Chiles Family Orchards can produce 10,370,000 donuts with clean energy.

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Going green is not just a farming trend—it’s our whole way of life! As a 5-generation farming family, we have always been thankful for what nature provides and we are proud to be stewards of tomorrow.

“I love this place!! Great for family fun or a cute date! One of my favorite spots in C'ville.”

Christina C., Google review