One of the most beautiful winery venues in Virginia, Delfosse Vineyards makes great wine and offers a variety of exceptional food-oriented events.
As much an event venue as a winery, Delfosse thinks big. The winery can accommodate multiple events at once, all with views of the spectacular terraced vineyards and lake, with the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains as the backdrop.
A full schedule of winery events is more than we can include here, but food is central to all of them. My favorite is the periodic French crepe day. Look online to check dates and make reservations.
Despite the events, Delfosse is a serious wine producer. The recent change of ownership did not change this basic fact. The core team was retained and the wines are truly world-class.
All the usual Virginia wines are represented here. In addition, you will find Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Special events are welcome. There is plenty of parking for guests, buses and RVs. Picnic areas are scattered around the grounds. Children and pets are welcome.
Looking out the big windows of the Delfosse tasting room, you will see a log cabin just up the hill behind a vineyard block. It is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend.
The 100-year-old cabin sleeps 2. A wood-burning fireplace helps maintain a rustic feel, but you will also find all the modern conveniences.
Step out the door and you will find a trailhead for a hike of about five miles. There is parking for hikers just past the cabin.
The space can also be rented for outdoor events. There is room on the hill for a wedding and the large stone patio can seat 75 people. Check the website or call the winery for prices and availability.
Until recently, Mapquest & GPS systems did not recognize the address 500 DelFosse Winery Lane. The following alternate address can be used: 4649 Old Roberts Mountain Road Faber 22938 or GPS coordinates 37.88945,-78.7618333
Note: When coming from points west, i.e. Route 151, Mapquest may direct you to turn from Rte 6 onto Rte 634 and take you for a long ride over a very windy unpaved mountain road for 3 miles. The better way to come from points west is to follow Rte 6 to Rte 29 North for 3 miles and turn left on Rte 616. Look for the grape cluster signs.
From Charlottesville, take Route 29 South toward Lovingston for approximately 20 miles. RIGHT on Route 616 (Hickory Creek Rd). Continue for 2.3 miles. RIGHT on Route 634 (Old Roberts Mountain Rd), winery entrance is O.8 miles on left
From Wintergreen Resort, take Route 664 to Route 151 North past Nellysford and turn right on Route 6. Follow Route 6 for six miles to Route 29. LEFT on Route 29 for four miles. LEFT on Route 616 (Hickory Creek Rd) for 2.3 miles. RIGHT on Route 634 (Old Roberts Mountain Rd), winery entrance is O.8 miles on left.
Thanks to Nancy Bauer of Virginia Wine in My Pocket for developing the original draft.