Dotted along a 65 mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to the historic city of Charlottesville, the wineries of The Commonwealth Collective passionately handcraft wines reflective of their small slices of Virginia.
Early Mountain Vineyards
Early Mountain Vineyards is located in Madison, Virginia and is part of the Monticello Wine Trail in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a strong commitment to the vineyard as well as a fervent expression of place, our mission is to craft high-quality wines and to support Virginia’s ascent as a world-class wine region. Early Mountain Vineyards is owned by Jean Case and her husband, Steve.
Address: 6109 Wolftown-hood Road. Madison, VA 22727 | Founded: 2012 | Winemaker: Ben Jordan
Veritas Vineyard and Winery began in 1999 when Andrew and Patricia Hodson planted 5 acres of grapes as a passion project. Over the past two decades, Veritas has grown to include over 50 acres of vineyards and has succeeded in consistently producing a range of complex and elegant wines.
Address: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA 22920 | Founded: 1999 | Winemaker: Emily Pelton
Stinson Vineyards is a family-owned estate winery in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains specializing in small lot wines with a distinct French influence. The father/ daughter team of Scott Stinson and Rachel Stinson Vrooman takes inspiration from "garagiste" wineries of France, in both their winemaking techniques and the winery itself, which is built into an old three car garage. The wines of Stinson Vineyards are enjoying growing critical acclaim, and the winery has become a visitor destination for its fine wines, stunning views, and artisan farm store.
Address: 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet, VA 22932 | Founded: 2010 | Winemaker: Rachel Stinson Vrooman
Ankida Ridge Vineyards
Ankida Ridge is a family-run micro-vineyard located at 1800 ft on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia. Here on our granite soils, we practice environmentally sensitive viticulture and integrate our farm and vineyard to create biodiversity and sustainability. We use our sheep to graze the vineyard floor and keep the vineyard as environmentally friendly as possible, encouraging the presence of beneficial insects, hummingbirds, honeybees, wildflowers, dogs and children!
Address: 1304 Franklin Creek Rd, Amherst, VA 24521 | Founded: 2008 | Winemaker: Nathan Vrooman