NEWS FLASH:  Next DuCard Wine Cruise as been set = We’re going to Maine and New Brunswick next October, right at peak of fall leaf color.  Whale watching and mucho lobster too.  Contact Scott for detailed info.

WINTER HOURS;  We are open throughout the winter Friday-Sunday 11-6 plus Holiday Mondays (incl MLK Day), with wine tasting and relax in our tasting room and around the cozy fireplace.  Plus music every Saturday afternoon

Welcome to the new and modernized DuCard website. You’ll find lots of great information, including tasting options, a full listing of events, our wedding and private events services, our current wine list with on-line wine ordering and delivery options, our history and story, lots of fun stuff, and more – all with videos and tons of great photos and it’s mobile-friendly too.

Click anywhere below to play the DuCard Overview Video

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 regular tastings at the bar and seated table service wine flights paired with gourmet platters. These are available on a “walk-up” basis, no reservation needed.

We also offer special group tastings for larger parties (nine or more, including buses). Advance reservations are required.

We Offer Several Wine Tasting Options

We offer regular tastings at the bar, and seated table service wine flights paired with gourmet platters. These are available on a “walk-up” basis, no reservation needed.

We also offer special group tastings for larger parties (nine or more, including buses). 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.  The 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 have a sense of ‘place’ and express the local terroir and also for providing customers with the memorable 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 are 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

Our wines are handmade on site, using traditional methods and grapes grown at our three local vineyard sites.

DuCard wines are available exclusively MAdison County tasting room. Nationwide shipping is also available.

We look forward to your visit!