Crafting sustainable quality wines right near Cville
Conveniently located a quick and beautiful 20 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, VA, Blenheim Vineyards offers a rustic escape. You will be sipping wine amidst rolling vineyards, and far away hills, surrounded by Virginia’s natural beauty in no time at all. Past, present, and future, Blenheim offers it all!
A Virginia Star
Nestled in the picturesque Piedmont region, Blenheim Vineyards stands out as a testament to quality wine-making and sustainable practices. They’ve managed to cultivate 100% Virginia-grown grapes across their 32 acres of estate vineyards for over 10 years. Those 32 acres include different vineyards—Blenheim, Claim, Deer Ridge, and Sea-view—each possess a unique terroir that helps them produce some great tasting wines. The varying soils and micro-climates contribute to the character of their wines, reflecting the essence of their place of origin as well as their meticulous nature.
Guided Wine Tours and Wine Tasting
When you step on their tasting room floor, you’re immediately put at ease by an ambiance designed by none other than Dave Matthews and William Johnson themselves. Wine enthusiasts or the casual connoisseur, can choose to go on guided tours, learning about the wine-making process and the stories behind each vintage or you can hang out in the tasting room. Please note that while leased dogs are allowed on the grounds, they may not be allowed in the tasting room. The tasting room welcomes visitors from Thursday to Monday. However, if you plan to visit on a Saturday, it might be a good idea to make reservations in advance for a delightful and satisfying tasting experience.
Minimalism and Sustainability
Blenheim Vineyards proudly crafts wines from grapes grown exclusively in Virginia. Their commitment to the local terroir shines through in every bottle, capturing the essence of the region’s sun-kissed slopes and rolling hills. At Blenheim, they follow a minimalist approach in the winery. Their philosophy allows the fruit to express itself naturally, with a minimal amount of intervention. To them, it’s all about letting the grapes shine, which they do so well. With a commitment to sustainability and a passion for crafting exceptional wines, Blenheim Vineyards continues to be a beloved destination for wine lovers and wine likers alike seeking a taste of Virginia’s finest.
Wine Club and The Oenoverse
If you end up liking their wines and message, they do have a wine club that you can join. As a member you’ll receive a curated selection of four bottles, handpicked by their winemaker three times a year in addition to discounts. Beyond wine, Blenheim fosters their wine lovers community. Their Oenoverse gatherings bring together beginners and seasoned wine enthusiasts for conversations, tastings, and shared experience. There is something for everyone at Blenheim!
Bits & Bites
Blenheim Vineyards is not exclusively a wedding venue, however it has hosted some beautiful events. Couples seeking a natural, rustic setting with vineyard views have chosen Blenheim for their special day, but you’ll want to contact Blenheim directly for more information. While they do not have a restaurant in house, they do have food trucks that come and go throughout their open hours.
Blenheim Vineyards pride themselves on being approachable to all wine drinkers. They are usually more fruit forward and tend to pair well with food. If this sounds like something you would like, you should stop by and have a tasting to see if you find your next favorite wine!