Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901



Open year-round, family-owned and -operated Carter Mountain Orchard welcomes visitors to enjoy pick-your-own fruit, homemade cider donuts, and breathtaking views overlooking Charlottesville.

The spring season kicks off with family fun and live music events that continue throughout the year. In summer, the orchard is bursting with sun-ripened peaches just waiting to be picked. As temperatures cool, apple picking and pumpkins of all shapes and colors draw crowds from all over. In season, apples, peaches, nectarines, vegetables, flowers, and other produce are available ready-picked.

The Country Store and Bakery is brimming with unique gifts and specialty foods to discover, including famous apple cider donuts, homemade pies, fresh-pressed cider, and apple butter. For heartier fare, the Mountain Grill serves lunch and concessions during evening events. From the mountaintop tasting rooms, the Prince Michel Wine Shop and Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar offer tastings, retail, and gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces to relax with a glass in hand.

Since 1912, Chiles Family Orchards—which includes Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet, and Spring Valley Orchard in Afton—have grown to become community favorites and nationally-recognized agritourism destinations. Today, three generations of the Chiles family continue the tradition of providing the freshest produce and unforgettable experiences to Central Virginia and beyond.



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