First Colony Winery

First Colony Winery

A growing estate founded on old-world winemaking principles and traditions, infused with southern hospitality. Sites of interest include 4.5 acres of new Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and a thatched-roof winery. Event facilities include a Tavern Room, Terrace Gardens, a Covered Crush Pad and other venues.

Owners: Bruce and Heather Spiess, Jeffrey Miller

Winemaker: Jason Hayman

 Wines Featured:

  • Varietals: Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Traminette, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay and Bordeaux-style blends, rosés

Tasting fee: $7 per person. Fees are waived for two people with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine during the tasting.

Hours: Monday -Friday, 11am – 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 6pm. First Colony staff conduct winery tours by appointment on Saturday and Sunday.


1650 Harris Creek Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 979-7105
Email: [email protected]