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.  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 Mtn Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22903

If you would like to book a private party or corporate event please contact Kylie Ashcom at: or call 434-293-9463 (Store) or cell (540) 407-0339.


Sunsets at Carter Mountain 2016:

Every Thursday 6-8:30pm (May-Sept)

"Sunsets" admission is free & open to the public. Wine tastings, wine by the glass & 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.

Hours of Operation

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


March 25 and 26: Open 10am – 5pm

April 15 – June 3: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Open ’til 9pm on Thursdays beginning May 12 through September 29

June 4 – November 5:
Daily 9am -6pm
Open Thursdays ’til 9pm through Sept 29

July 4: Open ’til 9:30pm

October 8, 15, and 22: Open 8am-7pm

November 6 – November 27: Open Daily 9am – 5pm

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10am – 5pm


More information about Carter Mountain here.