Current Status at DuCard Vineyards

** NOTE:  The Thank You HEROES wine program to honor front line workers is now sold out – happy that we have been able to help you recognize your own personal heroes during the pandemic**

 

DuCard is open to the public every day

  • Seating at tables on back lawn and under open-air tent, bottle sales only, outside food permitted, children and dogs permitted (must remain at table), maximum group size 6, extensive health and safety policies and procedures in place. Please review full list here.
  • Reservations available and recommended (especially for Saturdays).  Strict capacity limits. Two hour time blocks.  No reservation fee or minimum purchase.  Walk-ups accommodated on a space-available basis.  Make reservations here.
  • Our tradition of local music on the patio Saturday afternoons continues, plus other fun and interesting events.  See upcoming schedule of events here.
  • Open daily.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Weekend) hours:  12-6 PM, Monday through Thursday (weekday) hours:  3-6 PM

Here are the other ways to get DuCard wine:

  • Curbside / take out is available at DuCard’s tasting room. Customers can order and pick up bottles of our wines from 3-6 PM daily.  You do not need to call or email – we will take the order at the front door.
  • FREE local home delivery with on-line ordering. For residents in the Route 29 corridor, including Charlottesville/Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Culpeper, Rappahannock and parts of Orange, we will deliver to your front door at no charge.  6 bottle minimum.
  • FREE UPS shipping with on-line ordering  elsewhere in Virginia / elsewhere. Complimentary for 6 bottles or more.

Our uncrowded rural Madison County area has mountains, streams and lots of beautiful views along scenic back roads on the way to pick up wine at DuCard – get some peace and quiet relaxation in our current challenging environment.  Pick up a bottle or three of our award-winning wines to take with you, plus some to have at home.

To order wine for local delivery or UPS shipping, visit www.ducardvineyards.com/wines

If you have any questions or special needs, please feel free to call us at 540-923-4206 and leave a detailed message and your phone number for us to call you back if we are unavailable.

Thank you for your support.

DuCard Vineyards

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DuCard Vineyards

An Award-winning Mountainside Vineyard and Winery

Visit our gorgeous vineyard and winery bordering Shenandoah National Park in Madison County. We’re located just north of Charlottesville, 90 minutes from the DC Beltway and less than two hours from Richmond.  We offer estate-grown wines and a friendly, knowledgeable staff providing a memorable and incomparable tasting experience.

We’re a relaxing getaway destination

Savor the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you sip DuCard wine and enjoy the pure, fresh mountain air in our tranquil country setting.

DuCard is the perfect location for a day trip, a relaxing afternoon as part of a weekend getaway, a celebratory stop after a Shenandoah hike, or for hosting a special event.

Our unique LOVE sculpture greets you upon your arrival. Photo op!

We offer several wine tasting options

We offer tastings at the bar – a rotating selection of six current release and premium wines (plus a bonus pour), poured by our knowledgeable and friendly staff

As a special and unique option, we also offer seated, table service wine flights, either red or white, including current releases, premium selections and sold-out older vintages from out library.  Gourmet cheese, charcuterie and dessert platters, all locally sourced, are available to accompany the wines.

Both of these options are available on a “walk-up” basis, no reservation needed.

For larger parties (nine or more, including buses) we offer group tastings with a dedicated staff member and a tour of the vineyards and winery (depending on weather).  Advance reservations are required.

We offer several wine tasting options

We offer tastings at the bar – a rotating selection of six current release and premium wines (plus a bonus pour), poured by our knowledgeable and friendly staff

As a special and unique option, we also offer seated, table service wine flights, either red or white, including current releases, premium selections and sold-out older vintages from out library.  Gourmet cheese, charcuterie and dessert platters, all locally sourced, are available to accompany the wines.

Both of these options are available on a “walk-up” basis, no reservation needed.

For larger parties (nine or more, including buses) we offer group tastings with a dedicated staff member and a tour of the vineyards and winery (depending on weather).  Advance reservations are required.

We have great events every weekend

There is music on the patio every Saturday 2-5, with no cover charge, featuring various singer-songwriters from the area.

We also have a wide variety of special events throughout the year: Oyster Festivals, Holiday Sunday Brunches, Leaf Peep/ Harvest Weekends, Dog Days of Summer, Second Saturdays – evening concerts during summer months, featuring a guest local brewery too – and many more!

We are an authentic farm winery

DuCard wines are handmade using traditional methods, in our on-site winery, from grapes grown by us at our three local Madison County vineyard sites.  This level of Authenticity, which was the norm 10 to 20 years ago as the Virginia wine industry was just getting started, is less common now.  But we consider it extremely important both for producing high quality wines that express a sense of ‘place’ or local terroir and also for providing customers with the memorable experience they are increasingly looking for in a country getaway wine tasting.

Our wines are available for tasting and sales exclusively at our tasting room. A limited selection of DuCard wines is available at a few local restaurants, by the glass or bottle at dinnertime, but we are not in any retail stores.  Nationwide shipping is also available

We are an authentic farm winery

DuCard wines are handmade using traditional methods, in our on-site winery, from grapes grown by us at our three local Madison County vineyard sites.  This level of Authenticity, which was the norm 10 to 20 years ago as the Virginia wine industry was just getting started, is less common now.  But we consider it extremely important both for producing high quality wines that express a sense of ‘place’ or local terroir and also for providing customers with the memorable experience they are increasingly looking for in a country getaway wine tasting.

Our wines are available for tasting and sales exclusively at our tasting room. A limited selection of DuCard wines is available at a few local restaurants, by the glass or bottle at dinnertime, but we are not in any retail stores.  Nationwide shipping is also available

We look forward to your visit!