Winter Welcome!

Our Tasting Room is open Thursday-Monday from 11 am to 5:30 pm offering a full-service seasonal menu, wine flights, and a roaring fireplace. We are serving extended hours until 8 pm on Valentine's Day Weekend (Feb 11-13) and look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Early Mountain: Producing elegant wines that are both accessible and exceptional. Virginia through and through.

Reservations are recommended and available for Tasting Room and Patio seating to enjoy our Virginia Table experience. RESERVE HERE.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Early Mountain: Producing elegant wines that are both accessible and exceptional. Virginia through and through.

Reservations are recommended and available for Tasting Room and Patio seating to enjoy our Virginia Table experience. RESERVE HERE.

We look forward to welcoming you!

OUR WINES

Our wines are made through a combination of true grit and ingenuity. We listen to what vine, soil, and climate tell us. This is essential to creating and appreciating extraordinary wine.

OUR WINES

Our wines are made through a combination of true grit and ingenuity. We listen to what vine, soil, and climate tell us. This is essential to creating and appreciating extraordinary wine.

OUR VIRGINIA TABLE

We are proud to pair the best wines in Virginia with the best seasonal produce from local farms, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie and dishes thoughtfully crafted by our culinary team.

OUR VIRGINIA TABLE

We are proud to pair the best wines in Virginia with the best seasonal produce from local farms, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie and dishes thoughtfully crafted by our culinary team.

ELEVATION TASTING

Join us for a beautifully curated wine tasting and culinary experience in our Wine Library. Your tasting will include 5 wines with a special library selection or pre-release gem. It also features a duo of bites from Chef Tim Moore created for the wines. 

ELEVATION TASTING

Join us for a beautifully curated wine tasting and culinary experience in our Wine Library. Your tasting will include 5 wines with a special library selection or pre-release gem. It also features a duo of bites from Chef Tim Moore created for the wines. 

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND IN THE VINEYARD

Whether celebrating with your gals, guys or partner, Early Mountain's extended evening hours, stunning menu, and relaxing live music offers lots to love this Valentine's weekend. Reserve your table now!

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND IN THE VINEYARD

Whether celebrating with your gals, guys or partner, Early Mountain's extended evening hours, stunning menu, and relaxing live music offers lots to love this Valentine's weekend. Reserve your table now!

OUR TASTING ROOM

Visit our award-winning tasting room for Early Mountain estate wines as well as a curated selection of the best wines from all over the state of Virginia.

OUR TASTING ROOM

Visit our award-winning tasting room for Early Mountain estate wines as well as a curated selection of the best wines from all over the state of Virginia.

WEDDINGS

A premiere wedding venue in the heart of Virginia wine country, let us show you how the gorgeous venue at Early Mountain can make your dream event a reality.

WEDDINGS

A premiere wedding venue in the heart of Virginia wine country, let us show you how the gorgeous venue at Early Mountain can make your dream event a reality.

VIRTUAL TASTINGS

Bring our award-winning wines and tasting room experience to your home. Whether seeking to engage with your team, fundraise, or build community our virtual tastings offer a safe and entertaining experience for all-knowledge and interest levels.

VIRTUAL TASTINGS

Bring our award-winning wines and tasting room experience to your home. Whether seeking to engage with your team, fundraise, or build community our virtual tastings offer a safe and entertaining experience for all-knowledge and interest levels.

PRIVATE & CORPORATE EVENTS

Our winery and vineyards make the most unique and relaxed setting for your rehearsal dinner, shower, team outing or company party.

PRIVATE & CORPORATE EVENTS

Our winery and vineyards make the most unique and relaxed setting for your rehearsal dinner, shower, team outing or company party.

THE COTTAGE

Our charming guest cottage is nestled between a block of grapevines and our historic hilltop barn. An ideal spot for a romantic getaway or a writer’s retreat, it’s the perfect place to sip wine while the sun sets over the Blue Ridge foothills. Full Gallery arrow

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Creating wines unique to this place of Virginia.

OUR HISTORY

Inspired by tradition with a forward looking vision.

OUR VINEYARDS

Doing our best to make the wine the grapes want to be.

Our Team

People are at the heart of everything we do here.

Virginia is for Lovers

Experience the best Virginia has to offer.

Stunning Scores from Wine Advocate & James Suckling

Stunning scores from Wine Advocate & James Suckling honor many of our new & future releases.

96 pts. JS - Quaker Run Chardonnay 2019 – Top 100 Wines of the USA

A lovely and inviting nose of sliced green apple, candied lemon and fresh garden herbs. Medium-bodied and so long and supple. There is excellent delicacy and nuance here, with subtle white-tea spice. Just so charming.

94 pts JS - Shenandoah Springs Cabernet Franc 2019

Crushed dark fruit, overturned earth and oyster shell on the nose. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Rather dynamic. There is a delicacy to the darker profile, which moves with grace and elegance on the palate. Melted chocolate, ground clove and pine. This will age really well.

94 pts JS – Petit Manseng 2019 (Sold Out)

Nice, nutty character to the nose with notes of toasted herbs, baked citrus and a hint of wet stone. Medium-to full-bodied and light on its feet. It dances on the palate with mature notes of stone fruit, nutmeg and fresh lavender. Complex and balanced.

94 pts JS – RISE 2019 (releasing Sept. ‘22)

Wet gravel, plum and ripe red cherry on the nose. Full-bodied. The bright red and black fruit wraps around the velvety tannins, before the palate turns more savory with salted dark chocolate and clove. Refined and focused. Very long finish. Delicious. Better after 2024.

94 pts JS – Eluvium 2019

Fresh red and black fruit, gravel and black licorice on the nose. Full-bodied with soft, silky tannins. Bright and succulent on the palate with espresso and blackberry. White smoke comes through. Nicely refined. Very good now, but will do well with some age.

93 pts JS – Quaker Run Cabernet Franc (Sold Out)

Aromas of ripe raspberry, plum and forest floor. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a brooding cocoa-powder note. The acidity helps to brighten and balance the darker profile of the palate through the finish. Good spice.

92 pts WA – RISE 2017

Elegant and perfectly balanced, this Bordeaux-styled blend is textured with velvet and finishes with precision. The tannins are firm but ripe, making this easy to approach now while suggesting that it can improve over the next several years. The finish lingers beautifully, expressing its ripe fruit well. For all of the things it does well, its overall graceful presentation is its best feature. Nothing will hit you over the head, but it just screams "class" and "finesse."

92 pts WA – Petit Manseng 2019 (Sold Out)

Big and powerful, this intense Petit Manseng takes no prisoners along the way to capturing your palate. Bright and mouthwatering on the juicy finish, it adds excellent concentration to its focus and precision. The flavor profile leans to grapefruit. There is both verve and flavor. This could use a year or two in the cellar. It certainly will also need a food pairing if opened now. In the meanwhile, it seems chock-full of potential today and capable of developing more with time. It should hold well, but we'll take that in stages for the moment.

92 pts JS – Quaker Run Tannat 2019 (releasing Feb. ‘22)

Blackcurrants, toasted herbs and smoked almonds on the nose. Full-bodied with velvety tannins. Inky and supple, but focused through the long finish. Wet stone and cocoa nib at the end.

91 pts WA – Eluvium 2019

Elegant, precise and focused, this is a blend that says "Bordeaux," just like its Rise sibling does this issue. The Rise has the advantage of two years more in bottle, so it is better developed, but at the moment, I don't see much qualitative difference between them except that. The vintages are different, to be sure, but they both make a statement for elegance and balance while expressing their fruit beautifully. We'll see what happens when they both get more age on them, as I suspect the Rise may have a slightly higher upside, but right now I'd just say "pick 'em."

91 pts JS – Shenandoah Valley Cabernet Franc 2020

Ripe strawberry, baked cranberry and baking spice on the nose. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins. Bright and pleasantly tart on the palate with nice sappiness toward the finish. Elderberry comes through.

90 pts WA – Quaker Run Chardonnay 2019

Gloriously fresh, this lively Chard does show some wood influences, but it also shows off fine structure, some ability to age and a sunny demeanor. The acidity cuts through the wood. Lingering nicely on the moderately tense finish, this is not a big-and-fat style of Chardonnay, but for those who are more into elegance and freshness, it does great. It should age reasonably well…There were just 110 cases produced.

The Ultimate Virginia Wine Country Getaway

Looking to escape the city and wander some stunning country roads? We took care of the itinerary, you take care of the therapeutic getaway. We were NOT sponsored by any of these destinations, they are just incredible Virginia spots we wholeheartedly recommend. Whether escaping from Richmond, VA or Northern Virginia/Washington DC, may we suggest:

Visiting Early Mountain - Overview & FAQs

Welcome to Early Mountain

FAQ’s and Tips for your Visit

We are thrilled to welcome you to Early Mountain! Pairing spectacular hospitality experiences with our world class wines is our passion and we cannot wait to share Early Mountain with you. We hope that this overview helps guide you to your ideal visit. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at cheers@earlymountain.com if you have any additional questions.  

Hours of Operation

On-site service: Thursday - Monday 11 am – 5 pm (with adjustments in the case of private events- the most up to date hours will be listed on our home page).

Curbside pick-up: All On-site Service hours & Monday - Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm

Reservations are strongly suggested and available on Tock.

Your Visit

We are pleased to welcome parties up to 10 in our Tasting Room and parties up to 14 in The Meadow (which is open seasonally).  There is no fee or minimum spend for your reservation, but we kindly request that you cancel 48 hours in advance if your plans change.

When you make your reservation, please select whether you would like a full-service or more casual experience. For full-service, select to be seated indoors in our Tasting Room or outdoors on our Patio. At these tables, you can select wines by the flight, glass or bottle with our full Early Mountain offerings as well as our Best of Virginia selections from other Virginia wineries. You can also order delicious snacks or a full meal from Executive Chef Tim Moore’s menu.

If you prefer a more casual experience or would like to book for a group larger than 10, select our Meadow when the weather allows. The Meadow offers stunning views and picnic table seating with umbrellas. We accept reservations of 7-14 guests and welcome walk-ins to this area as well. There is also an extensive lawn if you’d like to bring blankets or your own chairs to spread out and enjoy our wines and Meadow fare.

No outside food or alcoholic beverages are allowed on our property.

Trevor Noah & José Andres highlight Early Mountain Rosé

In case you missed it, check out last night's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  His guest, Chef José Andres, highlighted the amazing work being done by World Central Kitchen to combat hunger during the Covid-19 Crisis.

We're proud to be a Rosé that helps power José and his work. Here is an excerpt or check out the full clip here.

Feb 6th, Live Music - Pat Anderson

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room and relax by a fire with mountain views, Iive music, extensive wine selections and a delicious seasonal food menu. We can't wait to see you here! Reservations are recommended and can be made HERE.

Feb 5th, Live Music- Paulo Franco

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room and relax by a fire with mountain views, Iive music, extensive wine selections and a delicious seasonal food menu. We can't wait to see you here! Reservations are recommended and can be made HERE.

Jan. 23rd, Live Music - Joshua Walker

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room or Patio with a warm fireplace, mountain views, Iive music, extensive wine selections and a delicious seasonal food menu. We can't wait to see you here! Reservations are recommended and can be made HERE.

Jan 22 - Live Music, Will Baskin

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room or Patio with a warm fireplace, mountain views, Iive music, extensive wine selections and a delicious seasonal food menu. We can't wait to see you here! Reservations are recommended and can be made HERE.

HOURS

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

11 - 5:30 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
11 - 5:30 pm
11 - 5:30 pm
11 - 5:30 pm
11 - 5:30 pm

ADDRESS

Early Mountain Vineyards
6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison VA 22727
540.948.9005
cheers@earlymountain.com