Holiday Gift Guide

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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!

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Make gift giving easy! Gift packs, customized wine selections, and stocking stuffers.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Make gift giving easy! Gift packs, customized wine selections, and stocking stuffers.

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. 

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.

Ben Jordan's Thanksgiving Wine Picks

There's so much to be thankful for this year as we finally come back together to celebrate Thanksgiving, and we have the perfect wines to pair with dinner. The Bounty of Harvest Selections are our head winemaker Ben Jordan's top picks for your table this year.

Every year I remark that the holiday season is a special time for those of us who work with the rhythm of agriculture. I repeat the statement, because it is truly a cycle of the seasons; through the lens of the plants that we grow, the fruit that they bear, and our strategy for preserving that fruit so that we can enjoy it through the depth of winter and for years to come. 

These holidays make sense to those of us who grow and make wine.

All the labors of the growing season peaked with the intense work of picking grapes and transforming them into wine. Now in November, we are exhausted, more than a little out of touch, and we are ready to eat some food! Whatever we lost during harvest, our bodies are set on regaining, and with the heat of the summer all but gone, we are primed for the feast. We crave time with our families, and we crave celebration. 

Since we make wine, we are able share our work from past harvests and use it to toast the creation of this vintage. For Thanksgiving, we tend to want to drink American, in particular bottles from the hills of our region, something that gets more enjoyable with each passing year. Virginia's offerings are some of the more holiday flexible wines around. With moderate alcohols, an emphasis on poise over power, and a diverse selection of styles, we are well suited to complimenting the complexity of a sprawling meal.

For true versatility, rosé has become a go-to for many holiday tables in recent years. While we will certainly have our “normal” rosé open, we are excited that we still have a bit of the first ever bottling of a Quaker Run rosé. It brings a bit more power and texture, fulfilling a cool weather need for richness, but still refreshing the palate for these meals that are more marathon than sprint. For those seeking red options our 2020 Foothills accomplishes something similar, being up to the task of navigating diverse flavors and textures, while sparing you the tiring effect of high tannin and alcohol. And for those more powerful dishes that require more density from the wine, the 2019 Shenandoah Springs Cabernet Franc brings the concentration of fruit grown on a great site in a warm, dry year.

Lest we forget white wine, essential to familial harmony over the next two months, our 2020 Madison County Chardonnay offers a balance of acid and fruit that is at home with pretty much any recipe you can put together.

In the end, the most important holiday wine pairing of the holidays is your guest and a glass of something they like, especially as we gather with family and friends we have missed in the past 18 months. As always, we are honored to be included on your table, during the holidays and beyond, and we wish you a joyous and delicious end to 2021.

- Ben Jordan, Winemaker


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.

Dec. 19th, Live Music - Dan Barrale

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room, Patio, or Meadow 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. We welcome walk-ins for our Meadow seating.

Dec 18th, Live Music - Two Wishes

Join us at Early Mountain Vineyards for an afternoon of music and wine. Enjoy our beautiful Tasting Room, Patio, or Meadow 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. We welcome walk-ins for our Meadow seating.

HOURS

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

11 - 5 pm
10 am - 4 pm (pickup only)
10 am - 4 pm (pickup only)
11 - 5 pm
11 - 5 pm
11 - 5 pm (Member Club exclusive on Dec 11th)
11 - 5 pm (Member Club exclusive on Dec 12th)

ADDRESS

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