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14 Charlottesville Area Wineries to Discover on the Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Trail

The Virginia Governor’s Cup is the state’s top competition for wineries, cideries, and meaderies -- and Albemarle County is full of winners this year. Our local wineries are all part of the Monticello American Viticultural Area ("Monticello AVA" for short), a wine region considered by many to be one…

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Cozy Winter Wineries with Heated Outdoor Seating

Wineries in the Charlottesville Area You Should Visit this Winter Visiting a winery is one of the safest things to do while on vacation this winter. Also one of the most fun things! Many of the wineries in Albemarle County have gone above and beyond to provide ample distanced seating and…

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Chocolate Treats

Chocolate Treats Our part of Virginia is well known for wine and fine dining options, and its reputation for delectable chocolate treats is on the rise! Thanks to new creative players like Iron Paffles and mainstay innovative chocolatiers like Time Gearhart of Gearharts Fine Chocolates, the quality…

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Weekend Weather Update January 28, 2021

It’s time for the weekend weather update – and this week, it’s shaping up to be an interesting one, especially for the snow lovers. If you’re thinking of hopping in the car for a quick trip to Charlottesville & Albemarle County, here’s what you can expect. It’s certainly feeling like winter these…

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Weekend Weather Update January 21, 2021

Winter continues to chug right along and so far, it’s generally been a tame one. Snowflakes have been fairly sparse this entire season and any significant bouts of cold weather have been virtually nonexistent. If you’re thinking about hopping in the car for a weekend getaway, it looks like another…

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Visit Crozet

Crozet is a vibrant, welcoming community in western Albemarle County. Its growing downtown is walkable and well worth exploring with friends and family, especially when signature local events like the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival are taking place. Cafes like Mudhouse Coffee Roasters, restaurants…

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