Tasting Room hours are Thursday - Sunday 11am to 5pm.
COVID19: Outdoor Bottle Service and Pre-Poured Flights by Reservation, Curbside Pickups, Free Shipping and Local Delivery.
Excellent wine, view and staff! Our favorite winery in the area!
Amazing view with outstanding wines. Put Stinson at the top of your list if you’re in the area.
We had a lovely afternoon and all felt very safe and comfortable with the safety measures put in place. I would highly recommend to family and friends and will re-visit in the near future.
Great peaceful afternoon. The view is lovely and all followed Covid 19 precautions. Will come back next time we are in the area.
We visited many wineries this past weekend. There was six in our group. We all agreed that Stinsons had the best consistency in their wine selections. Not a bad wine was offered. Our groups favorite was the Cab Sav.
They also offered an extensive list of cheeses to choose from. We got one of each.
Will definely go back and expect an even better time once we're on the other side of Covid-19. (speaking of, they practiced great CDC guidelines.)
We ordered a White wine flight. All the of the whites were tasty. Our two favorites were Sauvignon Blanc and the Sugar Hollow White. We bought a bottle of each one.
As locals, we’ve been to basically all of the wineries in the Charlottesville area, and I would put Stinson in the top quarter (maybe higher) when it comes to operating in the COVID area. While it’s not a huge seating area, they have done a great job distancing the tables, and wine service is prompt and efficient. The view remains gorgeous, and about the only downside is the 20ish minute drive from “downtown”. The wine was surprisingly good - we throughly enjoyed the Chardonnay, and did a tasting that included a nice Cab Franc, decent Rose and an enjoyable white blend. Met my 70 year old mom and brought our two kids under the age of 8 and puppy, and all felt welcome and enjoyed themselves.
Loved being able to make a reservation for free. The view was fantastic. The wine was great and we will definitely be back.
View is outstanding, food is not home made but very good, service was friendly and very good. Wines were tasty... We’ll be back!!
When ordering cheese and crackers to go with our flight of wine the lady pulled out a package that looked like a lunchable you could buy at the corner store. Our reserved table was old and had stains on it. There were flies all around when trying to sample our wines and eating our packaged cheese and crackers. Disappointing experience.
The most relaxed, friendly environment of all the wineries we visited. Sat outside on lawn and enjoyed the food we brought plus some we purchased and sampled the wines. Surprising to all of us, we liked the Tannat the best and had a bottle of that. Lucky enough to have a perfect weather weekend, it was lovely.
P.S. If you want a guaranteed "seat" make a reservation--Covid protocols for distancing, etc.
Beautiful view, good wine, and not very crowded. I highly recommend!
Outstanding. Great reds and fantastic view. I will go back again.
The flies were awful! Please consider spraying. Difficult to enjoy wine or food while constantly swatting at them or having to get up and down to get wine and food. Would be a whole lot safer (covid) if you had servers bring items out, as opposed to guests having to move throughout & close to others to wait in line to purchase items. This used to be one of our favorite spots, but we we’re treated rudely from the very first encounter walking up. Too many other local choices. Sadly, we will not be back.
Didn’t have any food so gave one star. The rose was very good and the set up for Covid precautions was well done. The pours on my tasting flight were the smallest tastes I’ve ever had at any winery. For $10 felt ripped off. One of my friends got the same flight and the pours were better. So maybe just bad luck.
Adorable little winery with amazing views. They are doing well keeping things safe. Wines are very pleasant. I will definitely be going back!
Placed us in direct sun with no cover and then let people who didn’t have a reservation set up camp chairs and a truck in front of where we were sitting and they blocked the view. Tried the first flight of wine too and was underwhelmed.
We went to Stinson for my wife’s birthday. What a pleasurable experience it was. Beautiful setting and great wine. Highly recommended.
Wonderful wine, mountain vista, staff. Will certainly return.
I loved this vineyard and the atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The descriptions of the wine were very helpful and accurate and allowed me/my partner to make choices that were catered to our specific preferences. It was very beautiful and peaceful.
We had the most enjoyable time at Stinson! We love the wine, the gorgeous Mountain Views, and the impeccably friendly service we get from Jessica each time we visit!
Lovely place, it was quiet and beautiful. The staff was incredible and we plan on going back the next time we are in Charlottesville.
Celebrated our daughter’s 25th birthday. Beautiful area. Wine delicious. Jessica made it very special.
Small winery with very good wines. Tables are spaced apart so that we felt very comfortable and most tables had an umbrella or test for shade. We will be back.
Great staff! Peaceful winery, we loved it!
Beautiful place and delicious wine! Would recommend if looking for a more intimate winery experience.
We love this little winery. The wines are excellent! The workers there are friendly and we felt very safe there. It was a great day and we will be back!
Quiet, pleasant surroundings provided by accommodating purveyors that make quite nice wines.
Great winery. Beautiful views, and service was friendly and beyond expectation!
Great setup for outdoor seating, even in the heat.
Stinson, quite simply, makes some of the best wines in the state!
I’ve lived in the Central VA wine region for 12 years and Stinson is my absolute favorite vineyard. The wine is phenomenal, staff is incredibly friendly, and they have a gorgeous and peaceful Mountain View. Excellent safety precautions as well in the COVID era. If you appreciate a family run, intimate setting and beautiful wine - Stinson is simply the best the region has to offer.
We had heard good things about Stinson and it did not disappoint. The outdoor seating layout was excellent both in exceeding distancing requirements and in providing a view to complement the tasting. The Adirondack chairs were comfortable as well. Word to the wise, reserving in advance makes it likelier you will be in a shaded spot. Three tasting menus of four wines each were available, of which we had two, with only Cab Franc overlapping. We thought the standout among our selection on this quite sultry day was the Tannat-based rose, but the Meritage was one we would return to in cooler weather or with a substantial meal. We brought our own lunch -- sandwiches from Foods of All Nations, highly recommend! -- but the winery had some prepackaged selections of cheese and charcuterie available. They had run a little short that Sunday, I believe, so we were glad to have thought ahead, and appreciate their relaxed attitude about outside food. Nice servers, worthy wine and understated but sublime ambiance, our fave of the weekend in Monticello wine country.
Amazing views, great wine and excellent service. What a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine and enjoy the Mountain View.
Awesome time! Beautiful views and great cheese and wines.
Sat outside, since Corona virus, no restaurant but snacks. People are welcome to bring their own picnic and most others had. Very beautiful setting. Good Chardonnay!
Lovely family-owned boutique winery, beautiful setting and views, fantastic wine, incredibly professional and attentive staff, high quality all around, even those little details that most people don't notice.
Great time, good ambiance. Very affordable flights and good safe set-up with reservations/limits on the amount of people, wearing masks, etc. during COVID-19.
Best winery around! Lovely atmosphere and the hands down best wine!
It was beautiful and everyone was friendly and helpful. They have great wine!
Stinson Vineyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 823-7300.
Stinson Vineyards is rated 4.8 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.