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 29 – April 28 Sunday - Thursday 10A-5P, Friday/Saturday 10A – 7P
(CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY 4/21)
April 29 – May 19 Sunday – Wednesday 10A-5P, Thursday 10A – 9P, Friday/Sat 10A-7P
May 20 – June 2 Sunday – Tuesday 10A-5P, Wed/Thurs 10A – 9P, Fri/Sat 10A-7P
June 3 – Aug 31 Sunday – Tuesday 9A – 6P, Wed/Thurs 9A-9P, Fri/Sat 9A- 7P
Sept 1 – Sept 28 Sunday – Wednesday 9A-6P, Thursday 9A – 9P, Fri/Sat 9A- 7P
Sept 29 – Oct 20 Sunday – Thursday 9A-6P, Fri/Sat 9A-7P (OPEN 8A-7P on 10/5, 10/12, 10/19)
Oct 21 – Nov 3 Daily 9A-6P
Nov 4 – Nov 30 Daily 9A-5P
(CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY 11/28)
Dec 1 – Dec 22 Daily 10A-5P
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.