Spread across 5,000 beautiful acres, Mount Ida Reserve offers a great tasting menu with an even better view. As soon as you walk into the winery, a large window displays the nearly 180-degree mountain view found outside. The inside is just as notable, with high ceilings, wood accents, and a stone-covered bar.
Drink by the Fire
Sip wine on the expansive patio that has a warm, inviting fireplace along with a second fire pit surrounded by rocking chairs. You can grab a refreshing beverage and take in the amazing views while warming up by the fire. Is there anything better than that?
Wine-drinkers, prepare to be pleased with their 2016 Moonlight Red, an easy-drinking red. With notes of sweet blackberry balanced with spicy black pepper, the Moonlight Red is smooth and great for sipping. In addition to the robust reds at Mount Ida, the vineyard does produce several delicious white wines including the 2015 Viognier and Chardonnay. Lovers of both whites and reds can find something to enjoy.
Craft Beer on Tap
Don’t worry, beer drinkers. In addition to wine, Mount Ida Reserve serves craft beer. Can’t decide which beer to choose? Grab a flight and try a few different kinds. Once you’ve found a favorite, Mount Ida offers both growlers and crowlers so you can enjoy a cold one in the comfort of your own home.
When you’re drinking, it’s always a good idea to eat. Mount Ida has a food menu that complements the tasting menu and features seasonal items. Splitting a bottle of wine with friends? Be sure to try the Cheese & Charcuterie Board to accompany reds or whites. Each item on the menu lists a complimentary beverage. Drinking beer? Perhaps try one of their pizzas!
Next time you’re out wine tasting in Charlottesville, be sure to add Mount Ida Reserve to your list! Mount Ida is open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, hours are extended until 9:00 p.m. The vineyard is close to Trump Winery and Blenheim Vineyards, so why not make a whole day out of it? Drink responsibly and always have a designated driver. Happy vineyard hopping!
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