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 Abby Sewell at or call 434-293-9463 (Store) or cell (540) 407-0339.

Hours of Operation

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

March  TBD- June TBD: Open Daily 11am – 5pm
Open ’til 9pm on Thursdays beginning May 2nd

May  TBD- September TBD: Extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays Open 'til 7pm

June TBD - November TBD: Open Daily 10am – 6pm
Open Thursdays ’til 9pm through September 26th

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


Sunsets at Carter Mountain 2019:

Every Thursday 6:00pm-8:30pm (May-September)

“Sunsets” 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.


2- Lock Jaw 
9- Unsuitables 
16- Erin & The Wildfire 
23- John Spear Band 
30- Local Vocals 

6- Matt Johnson 
13- Bro Patrol 
20- FarAway Songs 
27- Local Vocals 

4- 3-6pm Lock Jaw 
4- 6-9pm John Marshall Mays Band 
11- Oh Wow Boy
18- John Spear Band 
25- FarAway Songs 

1- A University of Whale 
8- FarAway Songs 
15- Brother Oliver
22- Matt Johnson
29- Oh WOW boy 

5-John Spear Band
12- Lock Jaw 
19- Unsuitables 
26- Eddie & The Jackwagons

More information about Carter Mountain here.