Welcome To First Colony
First Colony Winery is nestled in beautiful Albemarle County, the heart of Virginia Wine Country.
Recently acquired by new owners, First Colony is beginning to see some exciting changes take place. In early spring, 4.5 acres of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon were planted. They have successfully taken root and are growing very well. They are affectionately called “the babies.” The renovation of the processing building, which included a new glycol system and the addition of a covered crush pad, has just been completed. In addition, clearing of several acres has been finished to make way for future vineyards and gardens for the public’s enjoyment.
In October, master thatcher Colin McGhee began transforming the roof of our processing building. The work should be completed in the next several weeks. Major landscaping renovations are currently taking place, and interior tasting room renovations will begin in January.
If that’s not enough, we are soon beginning to bottle wines under our new label. Come out, visit us as we grow, and enjoy a glass of our new wine! We look forward to meeting you.
Open Daily For Wine Tastings
Winery Tours Saturdays and Sundays At 1:00 and 3:00
Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Harvest Festival on Labor Day weekend! Click here to view the professional pictures taken on Sunday, September 1 by Wendell Powell Studio. Use code “harvest fest.”
Upcoming Events at First Colony
Kites and Flights: March 15, Noon-5PM
Join us for our second annual “Go Fly A Kite at First Colony” Event on Saturday, March 15, from noon to 5:00!
Kites for the kids (and kids at heart!) and flights of wine for mom and dad. Bring your own kite or let First Colony provide you with a kite kit and enjoy a day of kite flying with your family. Your $10 ticket includes live music, wine tasting, and a kite kit. Food will be available for an additional cost from Mouth Wide Open food truck.
Kids’ admission with a basic kite kit is $5.00, and they can join us in the Garden Room to make their own kites. For an additional $2.00, we will provide the supplies and instructor to help them create their own, personalized kite!