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Vineyard Tours & Tastings Vineyards Bountiful & Beautiful

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Thomas Jefferson dreamt that Virginia wines would one day be plentiful and held in high regard, and today’s local vintners have accomplished that by producing award-winning wines. The Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA), which includes Albemarle and surrounding counties, contains a third of Virginia’s wine country with over 1,300 acres of stunning vineyards. Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines, and our local AVA Photo credit: Cindy Schornberg of Keswick Vineyards continues to shine each year with many wines being selected for the Governor’s Case and being awarded Gold Medals in the Governor’s Cup Awards. Vineyards in our Monticello AVA benefit from a natural east-southeast exposure and mild winter temperatures. More than 30 local vintners offer up tastings from the lightest, lemoniest Pinot Grigio to the deepest, richest Merlot. Varieties special to the Monticello AVA include Cabernet Franc, Norton and Viognier. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

STONE MOUNTAIN V I N E Y A R D S

Come for the adventure... taste the altitude.

Veteran Owned

1376 Wyatt Mountain Rd Dyke, Virginia 22935 stonemountainvineyards.com 434.990.WINE (9463) 36

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Charlottesville Welcome Book Fall Winter 2019  

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Charlottesville Welcome Book Fall Winter 2019  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia