The first time that I visited Thatch Winery, formerly known as First Colony Winery, was a couple of years ago. At this time I was working on completing my goal of visiting all wineries on the Monticello Trail and this was number 14! Since then I have been a couple of times and quite a lot has changed that I’m excited to share with you.
Located about 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville, Thatch Winery is an easy place to visit for a couple of hours or make it part of your winery tours. When you arrive at Thatch Winery, you are greeted by their green vines and a calming charm. You may notice their thatched roof which is how they chose this new name. Thatch Winery actually is the only winery in the US with a custom thatched roof. How cool is that?
They have done many renovations recently to update the winery. I was very impressed by these changes since the last time I had visited. One of my personal favorites is their loft. Not every winery has good indoor space for cold or rainy weather, so I was happy to see a winery make sure that they could cater to any weather. You can play their giant scrabble board, cozy up by the fire, bring a picnic lunch or play any of their many other board games that they have. I especially love the twinkly lights giving it the feeling that you are in your own living room. They also have a renovated bridal suite to spend time in before your big day as well as a private tasting room.
Let’s talk about the wine. Many of the wines from Thatch Winery have top won awards. I absolutely LOVE their Viognier! It was my favorite when I first visited a couple of years ago and after doing another tasting, I’ll say the same thing. Definitely one of my favorites in the Charlottesville area. My other favorites are their Rosé and their Riesling.
Go check out the new Thatch Winery for yourself! They are hosting a public launch party with extended hours on May 18th. There will be live music, food trucks and more. You can get 10% off any tasting room or online purchases in celebration of their launch with the code SIPPINCVILLE10 (Valid until June 25). Also, If you or someone you know is getting married, be sure to tell them about Thatch Winery’s Wedding Giveaway! This package is valued at over $16,000!