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 2017:

Every Thursday 6:00pm-8:30pm (May 4 -Sept 28)

"Sunsets" admission is free & open to the public. Wine flights, 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.


May 4 – Jon Spear Band: Nominated by Blues Blast Magazine for the prestigious Best Live Blues Recording of 2016 award, the Jon Spear Band is a collaboration of some of Central Virginia’s finest and most dedicated blues musicians. Although their ages span several generations, the band’s members share a common determination to use their exceptional talents to create unique and memorable music.

May 11 – Lock Jaw: 5-piece classic rock & blues cover band.

May 18 – 180 Band: 180 is a seven-piece band playing your favorite rock and dance tunes from the 1960’s through today. The Beatles, Gloria Gaynor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, REM, Dave Matthews, and the list goes on.

May 25 – Bro Patrol: A combination of high energy and hilarious cover songs from the depths of your mix cassette tapes.

June 1 – Local Vocals performs a wide variety of traditional classic acoustic rock of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, America and Jimmy Buffett along with familiar modern selections of The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt and ambitious unplugged versions of pop and rock groups whose music spans 6 decades.

June 8 – Gallatin Canyon: Charlottesville, Virginia-based bluegrass band. Influenced by dozens of great bluegrass acts, both contemporary and from the past, the band focuses on masterful instrumentation, air-tight bluegrass arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonics.

June 15 – Tyler Dick and Friends: Covers spanning 5 decades, your favorite rock and soul music, with his own originals to boot.

June 22 – Erin Lunsford Trio: Erin Lunsford Trio blends jazz, funk and soul classics and covers to create a lively and fun musical experience.

June 29 – George Taylor: The True Grit Troubadour playing rockin’ original Americana music.

July 6 – Small Town Rodeo: Far more than a traditional string band, Small Town Rodeo wrangles a perfect mix of bluegrass, outlaw country, classic rock, americana and newer roots music to please cowboys and city slickers alike. Rich vocal arrangements breathe life into old favorites, and twangy tunes you know by heart go down smooth as a cool beverage in the afternoon sun. Like many of the unexpected pleasures of life in a small town, this isn’t something you want to miss out on.

July 13 – TBA

July 20 – Jon Spear Band: Blues music.

July 27 – Matt Johnson. Matt delivers a unique R&B sound along with powerful performances. With influences such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, and more, Matt’s vocals and piano playing will provide a warm cup of love for your soul.

August 3 – Local Vocals: 60s and 70s classic rock

August 10 – Greg Ward: Reggae artist, Greg Ward is a guitarist, vocalist and producer. Here to serve the people conscious music and positive vibes.

August 17 – Tyler Dick and Friends: Covers spanning 5 decades, your favorite rock and soul music, with his own originals to boot.

August 24 – Cooler Heads: Performing fun upbeat covers and originals. Cooler Heads is a rhythmic trio punching through the noise and calming your soul.

August 31 – Oh Wow Boy!  Charlottesville’s acoustic trio specializing in upbeat, fun and quirky covers of 50's and 60's obscure hits, also with their own originals.

September 7 – Fulltone to the Max: Timeless blues and classic rock.

September 14 – TBA

September 21 – Matthew McAllister.  An independent folk singer/songwriter, born and raised in Charlottesville and is deeply rooted in its music scene. He began writing music at 13 and has most recently formed a band in order to create a new sound. Whether touring, busking on his hometown street corner, or beneath stage lights, he plays his music with sincerity and passion and hopes that listeners are moved by it.

September 28 – Red & The Romantics: There is an abundance of musical experience and diversity in this group ranging from gospel church music to cajun and blues. The songs come from the life experiences and imagination of Erik Red Knierim. These songs are enriched and fortified with the rhythms and melodic phrases of the Romantics.

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 31- June 2: Open Daily 11am – 5pm
Open ’til 9pm on Thursdays beginning May 4 through September 28

June 3 - November 4: Open Daily 10am – 6pm
Open Thursdays ’til 9pm through Sept 28

Extended Hours on Saturdays in October: 9am-7pm

Extended Hours on Sundays in October: 9am-6pm

November 5 - December 22: Open Daily 11am – 5pm




More information about Carter Mountain here.