Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Open daily – Mon-Thurs 12-5 PM , Fri 12-6 PM (9 pm April – Oct), Sat/Sun 12-6 PM

Holiday hours:  Closed Thanksgiving Day, 12/24, and Christmas Day plus New Year’s Day

Special ‘after hours’ events April – October:

Friday Night Out: live music 6-9

Second Saturdays :  live music 6-9 including PM food truck

  • Our goal is for you to have a memorable, fun and relaxing time at our gorgeous location and enjoy our unique ‘vibe’ and hospitality.

Click here for our address and directions – just north of Charlottesville and 90 minutes from the DC Beltway or under 2 hours from Richmond.


Reservations available and recommended (especially for Saturdays).  Two hour time blocks, but limits apply only when near capacity.  No reservation fee or minimum purchase.  Walk-ups accommodated on a space-available basis.  Reservations here.


Our uncrowded rural Madison County area has mountains, streams and lots of beautiful views along scenic back roads.

Get some peace and quiet relaxation in our unique environment – a needed respite from the outside world.

Our full range of widely spaced seating: at mountain-view tables on back lawn, stream-side deck, under open-air tent and in air-conditioned event room with mountain views.

We feature full service wine flights, a selection of red or white wines, served in crystal glassware at your table by a friendly and knowledgeable DuCard staff host …  an upgraded ‘tasting’ for those who want to sample the range of our offerings. Wine sales by the bottle also available of course,

Gourmet foods and snacks available, plus food trucks most Saturdays – see Flights and Food section for details

Winter:  seating under tent at well-spaced tables, with tent sides. heaters and fans, plus table seating on the lawns weather permitting, with Solo Stove fire pits and complimentary fleece blankets.  NOTE:  we do not offer ‘igloos’ – they look cool but we are not confident we can sanitize them adequately to assure your protection.

And, no, we certainly do not charge for fire pits or anything – just not our view of hospitality.


Children and dogs welcome (well-behaved please)

Groups of 10 to about 20: use our normal advance reservation system, click here.  We may be unable to provide our full service wine flights for larger groups, we will still have a knowledgeable DuCard staff member serve your group, answer questions and tell stories about DuCard and, depending on season and availability, lead a walking tour of the vineyard or winery.

No outside alcohol permitted per ABC regulations.

We follow current CDC guidance regarding masks, distancing, and other health and safety policies and procedures. Please review full list here. (list developed and utilized during COVID-19 peak periods and may now be out of date)

Our staff is fully vaccinated.

Music on the Patio

We have a long tradition of local live music at DuCard wit an outstanding line up of musicians Saturday afternoons all year long, plus (in April – October) every Friday night and the Second Saturday evening of the month.  See full schedule of upcoming events here or by accessing the Calendar tab of our website.

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.