White Hall pours wine against a stunning mountain background on property that just oozes “wine country” charm.
At the entrance, you will want to stop and admire the abundant bushes and flowers and climbing vines in the front garden and trellised entryway. Then make your way into the well-appointed tasting room for the real treat.
The tasting room, with its long and varied list of pours (9 bottles when we visited, with another 9 for sale but not on the menu) is a spot to linger. Take a lookat airy banquet room overlooking Pasture Fence Mountain, then out back to look over the pricey equipment that produces the winery’s 7,500 cases. Finally, the landscaping map and the key to the tapestry of romantic plantings surrounding the winery.
Many visitors favor the Viognier and the Cuvee des Champs, a classic Bordeaux blend. My favorite is the Cabernet Franc, which I personally consider Virginia’s best varietal.
White Hall only sells about one-third of their wines through the tasting room, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it in stores and restaurants in the region. But stop by the winery anyway. You won’t find many that are friendlier, or offer better deals.
Picnics, children, private parties and weddings welcome.
From Route 29 in Charlottesville:Drive west on Barracks/Garth Road to the village of White Hall. Veer right on Route 810 North (Brown’s Gap Turnpike). Turn left on Route 674 (Break Heart Road). Continue straight when the road becomes Sugar Ridge Road. White Hall Vineyards is 1.5 miles on right.
From I-64: Take exit 107 to Route 250 East. Turn left on Route 240, which becomes Route 810 in Crozet. Continue on 810 through Crozet towards White Hall and follow signs for 810 through the center of White Hall. Turn left on Route 674 (Break Heart Road). Continue straight when the road becomes Sugar Ridge Road. White Hall Vineyards is 1.5 miles on right.
Thanks to Nancy Bauer for developing the original draft.