Virginia Wine Tours enjoys Mountfair which is located on the Eastern Slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville in Central Virginia. Mountfair Vineyards crafts small-batch, blended red wines using the classic grapes of Bordeaux: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. They are a great stop to add to your winery tour. Their inaugural vintage was in 2006. Fritz Repich is the winemaker and also a full time IT professional! What a combination.
Mountfair was the the first host for the Charlottesville Free Wedding Project in 2010.
They occasionally feature whites from other wineries as an addition to their tasting menu.
Mountfair is one of Charlottesville's newer wineries, and lots of fun to visit! They specialize in Bordeaux Blends which are super popular. This is a very small and uncommercial winery which makes it super popular with our guests. One of the owners/winermakers are almost always there on weekends pouring the wine. There is a lovely spot overlooking the vineyard and pond where you can sit and enjoy a picnic. Their winery building is quaint and rustic but delightful.
Kelly Meyers Rogan is the tasting room manager at Mountfair and she is effervescent and knowledgeable. Virginia Wine Tours thinks Kelly is superb.
Kelly is working on becoming a wine maker herself! Presently she is apprenticed as a wine maker and taking the University of California at Davis wine making program!
Mountfair's mission is to produce superb wines that respect the relationship between the land, the winemaker, and the consumer.
• Small lot viticulture and small batch fermentation methods.
• Sustainable business practices that ensure the future of their livelihood, their industry and their community.
• The opportunity to share their passion with others through our wines and our beautiful location.
A quote from My Vine Spot
Mountfair currently has five acres of red wine Bordeaux varieties under vine and also source fruit from nearby vineyards. One vineyard in particular where fruit is sourced is Mount Juliet in Albemarle, which is an established and sought after fruit source for a number of Virginia producers. After enjoying samples of the two white wines, we moved on to the tasty Bordeaux- style blends. We started off with the Inaugural 2006, a Cabernet Franc-based red wine blend with percentages of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. This wine is silky smooth with inviting red fruit, spice, cracked pepper and lite toast aromas. The Inaugural was followed by the Composition 2007, my personal favorite, which is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine with percentages of Merlot and Petit Verdot, offering delicious dark cherry, plum, and spice aromas with a soft tannin structure in a medium-bodied wine. The next wine, the Wooloomooloo 2007 (try saying that fast), is a Petit Verdot-based wine with percentages of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine offers crushed berry fruit (blueberry & blackberry) and earthy aromas and round medium tannins that fill out the palate with a nice lingering finish. The Petit Verdot definitely gives this wine an attractive deep purple color too. Conclusion: Mountfair Vineyards is making some pretty delicious Bordeaux-style blends with depth and complexity - no doubt. Additionally, it is good to see a fairly new winery, unique in personality (Bordeaux red blends only), come out the gates with a number of delicious wines.
With spectacular mountain views and easy access to Charlottesville, Mountfair Vineyards offers a unique wedding experience. The winery and vineyard grounds are available for functions Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
THE WEDDING VINEYARD
Framed by a curved rock wall, the Mountfair Wedding Vineyard offers panoramic views of our Petit Verdot vines and the Blue Ridge Mountains -- a truly spectacular site.
THE BARREL ROOM
Soaring pine timbers, a raised stage and 100 stacked wine barrels frame a 1400 square foot, multi purpose event space. The tasting Room, a large patio and restrooms adjoin this intimate industrial space.
Adjacent to winery and separated by a dry stacked stone wall, the lawn is a flat grassy area, fifty yards long and 25 yards wide – perfect for large tents.
Please contact Mountfair to learn more about their weddings.
4875 Fox Mountain Road
Crozet, VA 22932