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Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery

Fruit Wines and Mead

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is a second generation family farm located in beautiful Nelson County in the scenic recreation area known as Nelson 151 Trail. A hidden gem in its early years, the secret is out as the Nelson 151 Trail area is a thriving destination for craft beverage enthusiasts. Visitors to Hill Top find their winery home away from home and tend to be repeat customers.

The Winery Experience - What to Expect

The farm is appropriately perched in the rolling hills of the Rockfish Valley below Wintergreen Ski Resort. The winery has two large tasting rooms and is known for friendly, attentive service. Hill Top is dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome, even in the tasting room. There is a large covered patio so bring a picnic and enjoy the majestic scenery including the winery's small herd of registered Scottish Highland Cattle! Enjoy the farm experience with seasonal pick your own blackberries and even friendly goats that love to be petted and hand fed!

Our Specialities

Hill Top specializes in award-winning "True to the Fruit" wines made from various fruits other than grapes. Hill Top is the oldest meadery in Virginia, recreating authentic and historical honey meads.  Try styles once enjoyed by ancient cultures such as the Vikings, Greeks, Anglo Saxons, Celts, Egyptians, and Romans! The daily tasting line up includes a great selection of both wines and meads, which range from dry to sweet so there is something delicious for everyone to enjoy! Try the drink of your ancestors as you enjoy a tasting tour of the ancient world! 

When to Visit

Visit Hill Top to find out how wonderful wines can be beyond the traditional. Groups are welcome. Open daily, all year from 11 am to 5 pm with extended hours during blackberry season. Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery is the home of the Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival which is always scheduled for the first Saturday in August. 

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  • Central Virginia Region
AVAMonticello AVA
Wine Trail
  • Nelson 151 Trail
  • Other Wine Trail
Tasting Fee$5.00
Reserve Tasting Fee$0.00
Tour Fee$0.00
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Valley Road Vineyards

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Founded in 2015, Valley Road Vineyard has already garnered a reputation for Great Wine, Great People, and Great Place. With a gold medal-winning, Petit Verdot in the Virginia Governor's Case in its first year, Valley Road has gone on to receive medals for its Viognier and Meritage varietals -- plus rave reviews from visitors for its blends, sparkling wines and rosé. Located at the north end of Route 151, just south of Route 250 in Albemarle County, Valley Road Vineyards serves as the gateway to the Nelson 151 corridor and its beautiful Blue Ridge vistas.

Montifalco Vineyards

A humble farm winery in the historic Monticello AVA

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A humble farm winery in the historic Monticello AVA

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Five Oaks Vineyard

New Winery, Old Fashioned Wines.

1219 Article rating: 2.0

A new winery with old fashioned wines. Our wines are grown form their own roots, no grafts. Our Reds are smooth and quite lovely. Our whites are the same.

Autumn Hill Vineyards Blueridge Winery

Some of the oldest vines in Virginia

976 Article rating: 1.0

Established in 1979 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Autumn Hill Vineyards has some of the oldest Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon vines in Virginia.

The 13 arces of only Vinifera grapes: Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Nebbiolo yield wines of special character and finese.

White Hall Vineyards

409 Article rating: 3.5

Located just 15 minutes from historic Charlottesville, we offer tours of our state-of-the-art winery and tastings of our award-winning wines. We invite you to stop by and enjoy a glass of wine in front of our roaring fire in the winter or under the shade of our Oak trees in the spring and summer. Our friendly tasting room staff will make you feel right at home in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thistle Gate Vineyard

Winery with Southern Hospitality.

2781 Article rating: 4.0

A family-owned and operated vineyard located near historic Scottsville, VA with a reputation of southern hospitality. A large tasting room with tables, expansive decks, gazebo and gardens are all available for your enjoyment.

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