You will sip your way through the Charlottesville area and take in all the gorgeous scenery. Like Thomas Jefferson said, "Grapes don't grow in ugly places"! We will welcome you in one of our VW Eurovans and show you the local way. Just sit back we have the wheel! One of our expert guides will pick you up at the pavilion on Bailey's Retreat and within a short 10 minute scenic cruise we will be in the middle of some of areas most spectacular views and vines. We customize each route to be sure we don't run into private events or overcrowding at the venues. You're a local today so it's our goal to show you some of the hidden gems. Who knows we might even come across live music or a local fruit stand to enhance your local vibe. Each winery has a tasting room where you will have a choice to pay for a tasting or simply grab a bottle and relax. You decide. We will visit between 3-5 wineries depending on your pace preference. All vineyards have food and snacks for purchase. You can choose when you'd like to eat. Each guest is responsible for purchases and tastings. Gratuity for the driver is not included and is much appreciated.
Roseanne & William
We are Roseanne and William Bailey, owners of Bailey's Retreat Cabins and Guesthouses. William comes from a long list of Bailey's who have lived here on Bailey's Retreat for more than a 150 years. We have been hosting and giving tours to local vineyards for decades. As the 7th generation to live here in wine country we pride ourselves on knowing the most scenic routes for getting you from place to place. Our drivers are also native to the area and in most cases are close family friends. They are enthusiastic to show you the best local spots and make sure you have an outstanding experience. We are all thrilled to share our scenic playground and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Bottled Water to keep you hydrated
VW Eurovans each van seats 6 passengers. We are a licensed and insured per State and County regulations. Carrier #0900
You can park or get dropped off at Bailey's Retreat Pavilion. We'll customize a route special for the day, season and group size. We'll pull from but are not limited to Grace estate, King Family, Chiles, Pollock, Septenary, Veritas, Valley Road, Afton Mountain, Stinson, and Knights Gambit. Our goal is to show you a couple vineyards that aren't on the most popular list. We'll leave those to the tourists. Your a local today.
Bring your wallet for purchases and tastings. You'll need your ID too.
All vineyards have food and snacks for purchase. You can choose when you'd like to eat. Each guest is responsible for tastings and purchases. Gratuity for the driver is not included but much appreciated!