The growth of the beer and wine industry in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Nelson County over the last few years has been amazing. Local vineyards and breweries are flourishing and this region is becoming known for not only its variety, but its quality. And these businesses are not only reaching out to and appealing to area residents, but tourists are coming from far and wide to experience what these Virginia vineyards and breweries have to offer.
It’s pretty amazing to see this growth over the last 4-5 years. I think the best part about the success of these wineries and breweries is that they are creating fantastic events and interactions with the local community. From Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards to the polo matches at King Family Vineyards to movie nights at Blue Mountain Brewery, all of these businesses are creating exciting and fun opportunities for residents and tourists.
We’d like to thank King Family Vineyards, Blue Mountain Brewery, and Starr Hill Brewery for their help with this video. But there are countless others wineries and breweries out there that are helping to make this region well known for grapes and hops. And best of all – they all work together. Check out the Brew Ridge Trail and the Virginia Wine Trail for more information.