Meriwether Springs Vineyard

About

Meriwether Springs Vineyard is Charlottesville’s newest and best-located winery. Minutes from Charlottesville in the town of Ivy, our winery features a 5,000 square foot event center of stunning post and beam architecture. Situated on 40 private acres, the property also features two ponds, a three-acre lake, and beautiful Ivy Creek, which flanks the property. The accompanying five-acre vineyard and unique tasting room make Meriwether Springs Vineyard the perfect location for a special event or simply a quiet retreat. Meriwether Springs is part of the original estate of the famed explorer, Meriwether Lewis. Lewis was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to lead an exploration of the recently acquired Louisiana Purchase. After a long and dangerous journey, the explorer and his party reached the mouth of the Columbia River at the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis returned to Charlottesville, briefing Thomas Jefferson on the expedition’s findings, while maintaining a close life long friendship with President Jefferson. One of the original family springhouses remains undisturbed and accessible along a very short walking path from the property’s main building. Join us in the spirit of exploration as you experience the terraced hillsides, as well as a network of hiking trails that create the elegant beauty and casual atmosphere that Meriwether Springs Vineyard has to offer.

Location Description

Located a mile from the town of Ivy and minutes from the University of Virginia and downtown.

Features

  • A world class wine destination.

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Estate Vineyards / AVA

The working vineyard is as functional as it is beautiful, with plantings of petit verdot, merlot, chardonnay, and pinot grigio. The approach to winemaking at Meriwether Springs is as simple as it is proven. Combining “Old World” viticultural approaches with the most environmentally sensitive modern farming methods, the goal of Meriwether Springs is to produce exceptionally fine wines consistent with the area’s established reputation as a world class wine destination. The initial planting of petit verdot, merlot, chardonnay, and pinot grigio was determined after a meticulous site selection based on Southern exposure, exceptionally well-draining soil, and favorable soil chemistry in order to produce the finest fruit possible. Careful monitoring of the fruit and proven winemaking techniques will ultimately culminate in the production of fine wines which are consistent with the excellence of the Monticello Wine Trail.

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Address

1040 Owensville Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
United States

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