Sunday  - Thursday 10am-5pm

Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm

Last call Sun-Thurs 4:30pm, Fri & Sat 8:30pm

154 Winery Lane, Leon, Virginia 22725



Carter Mountain Wine Shop


The Prince Michel Wine Shop and Tasting Room on top of Carter Mountain is the perfect spot to share great wine with friends and family. Located on the 1,150 foot peak of Carter Mountain, our wine shop boasts the best views and highest elevation of any wine shop in Virginia.

We all know that Carter Mountain is synonymous with Monticello and pick your own peaches and apples, but Prince Michel has been using Crown Orchard grapes to create their award-winning wines for years.  The opportunity to open a remote tasting room at the very site of the vineyards is now a successful reality.   

Aside from wine tastings and sales, guests can enjoy expansive picnicking grounds and regular musical events.  Our “Sunsets on Carter Mountain” music series has become a popular Charlottesville “thing-to-do” as are the Peach and Apple Festivals with hayrides through the vineyards and orchards.  New this year we have Accoustic Wednesdays starting on May 22nd, ending August 28th. The PMV Wine Shop on Carter Mt the perfect place to toast the seasons beginning with the promises of spring all the way through the plenty of harvest.

Stop by for wine tastings and specials!



1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If you would like to book a private party or corporate event please contact Abby Sewell at or call the store at 434-293-9463 or cell 540-407-0339.


Hours of Operation

Due to the mountain elevation, The Prince Michel Wineshop on Carter Mt. is open March 29th through December 22nd. Please note, hours of operation could change due to extreme weather.

March 27 – April
Sun-Thurs: 10A – 5P
Fri-Sat: 10A – 7P

CLOSED Easter Sunday, 4/12

May 1 – 19 
Sun-Wed: 10A -5P
Thurs: 10A – 9P
Fri-Sat: 10A – 7P

May 20 – August
Sun-Tues: 9A – 6P
Wed-Thurs: 9A – 9P
Fri-Sat: 9A – 7P

Sun-Wed: 9A – 6P
Thurs: 9A – 9P
Fri-Sat: 9A – 7P

October 1 – 17 
Sun-Thurs: 9A – 6P
Fri: 9A – 7P
Sat: 8A – 7P

Fall weekends are very busy on the Mountain, visit during the week if you can!

October 18 – Nov 1
Daily 9A – 6P

Nov 2 – Nov 29
Daily 9A – 5P

CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, 11/26

Nov 30 – December
Daily 10A – 5P

CLOSED 12/24, 12/25, 12/31

LAST DAY of the Season is Wednesday 12/30


Sunsets at Carter Mountain

Every Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm (May-September)

Wined Down Wednesday's

Every Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm (May-September)


"Sunsets" and Wined Down Wednesday's admission is free & open to the public. Wine flights, wine by the glass, specialty cocktails & bottles are available for purchase. Food is available from the kitchen.  We suggest bringing folding chairs or a blanket and enjoy the live music!  Please have I.D's available and only alcohol permitted is that sold at Carter Mountain. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Check out our events page for full details and band list


More information about Carter Mountain here.