A premier Charlottesville Winery Tour…
the Crozet Trolley’s Friday Sunset Wine Tour
A Charlottesville winery tour to remember…
Every Friday the trolleys make their way to the vineyards north of Crozet. We chose these hidden gems for their beauty, friendliness, special events, and, of course, their excellent Virginia Wines.
Grace Estate Winery
Now more than 20 years after its initial planting, this vineyard yields quality harvests that exemplify the terroir of the Monticello region. A family-owned business, Grace Estate celebrates the storied history of the Grace family, reaching back to medieval times. Grace’s vintner, Frantz Ventre, educated in Bordeaux, brings a lifetime of industry knowledge and artistry.
Grace is also appreciated for it’s Friday night local food trucks and live music on their open sky deck.
Knight’s Gambit Vineyard
Named for a famous short story by the owner’s grandfather, William Faulkner, Knight’s Gambit Vineyard is over five acres of Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Franc on a rolling hillside facing the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Also known for friendly farm animals, spectacular views of the Blue Ridge, and original events, it is here you can watch the sun sink gloriously behind the Blue Ridge as you enjoy one of their five varietals: Meritage, Petit Verdot, Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
Tour leaves Fridays from downtown Crozet on The Square at 5pm and returns at 8pm. $29
Your wristband or e-ticket gives you discounts with Crozet vendors before and after your tour; see our Partners page. We suggest dinner at Fardowners.
“”This is definitely the way to go when touring the local breweries and wineries! We had so much fun! -Liz P.
“I was visiting from DC with friends to explore the breweries and vineyards around Charlottesville. We heard from some locals that the Uber/Lyft situation wasn’t great, so we looked for transportation options and Crozet Trolley was the best deal. We are so happy that we went for it! Easy booking process, super friendly staff, snacks and water on board, and the discounts at some of the stops were a welcome bonus. Being driven to the vineyards was the perfect way to spend the day. I can’t recommend Crozet Trolley highly enough! ” -Kevin B.
Crozet Trolley Co. features wine and beer tours and private group charters too. Check out all the ways to enjoy a