Getting The Scoop On Democracy Vineyards


Democracy Vineyards: open Thu-Mon from 12pm-6pm; except Sun from 1pm-6pm.

Located just off U.S. 29 on Rt. 718 in gorgeous Nelson County, Democracy Vineyards is very much in a state of becoming. Once a vibrant apple operation, a portion of the orchard has been cleared to allow for the soils to be prepped for wine production. Destined to be a true Virginia Farm winery, with over 12 acres of Vitis Vinifera grapes, Democracy Vineyards will also remain an active “Ginger Gold” apple operation.

At an elevation between 800 and 1,000 feet the Vineyards are located to the south side of Rt 718.

Noted Virginia Viticulturalist Chris Hill is coordinating the planting of Democracy Vineyards. By design, the rows are set to run North/South to take advantage of the prevailing wind patterns and to provide the greatest sun exposure to the fruit in the summer months. The alignment will also provide easy tractor and worker access to the vines.

Democracy Vineyards is appropriately located in the richest part of Virginia’s wine country the Monticello American Viticultural Area.

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