Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery
Originally founded in 1982 by French vintners Jean and Silvian LeDucq, Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery became known for being, through its unbroken connection to European viticultural tradition, one of the East Coast’s few distinctly Old World-influenced wineries. With ownership passing to design entrepreneur Kristin Holzman in 2005, Prince Michel also became one of only a handful of female-owned wineries in the world. With one of the widest distribution networks in the region and numerous awards under its belt, Prince Michel is home to two highly recognized brands: its namesake Prince Michel wines, and Rapidan River wines. Its main estate, between Culpeper and Madison, features four luxury French provincial-styled suites named for beloved Parisian locales. Prince Michel also maintains a wine shop on Carter Mountain, with weekly “sunsets” wine tastings from late spring through the beginning of fall.
Winemaker: Brad Hansen
Wines Featured: Over 20 wines available, including: Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as premium dry wines and sweet and fruit wines.
Tasting fee: Fine Dry Wine Flight for $5, Premium Dry Wine Flight $8, and Sweet and Fruit Wine Flight $5.
- Main Location: Open daily, December 1 – March 31, 10am – 5pm; April 1 – November 30, 10am – 6pm
- Carter’s Mountain Location: April 17, 2015 – November 29, 2015, 10 – 5pm; every weekday in October 10 – 6pm; every weekend in October 9 – 6pm
- Apple Harvest Celebration (October): Monday – Friday, 11-6pm, Saturdays 11 – 7pm, Sundays 11 – 6 pm
154 Winery Lane
Leon, VA 22725