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DuCard Vineyards

Region: Central Virginia

We believe your visit to DuCard should be an enjoyable and memorable experience — in a great location. So we have designed our operation to highlight the local scenery and provide an environment of relaxtion, natural beauty, fresh air, fun, peace that, accompanied by our DuCard wines provides a relief from the stresses of modern life and a renewal of your personal well-being.

Our gorgeous mountainside setting borders the Shenandoah National Park and its 300 thousand acres of social distancing out our back door. Perhaps take a scenic hike and then join us for a flight or bottle of wine and a gourmet food platter to de-stress and renew. Or skip the hike and just come straight to DuCard - OK, fine.

Our grounds and tasting room are open seven days a week. We have spacious back lawns and a stream-side deck (wintertime: Solo stoves and blankets - no charge), ample seating in our indoor-outdoor pavilion , and our Shenandoah Room plus a large tented area.

We offer seated wine tasting flights of our award-winning small quantity, estate-grown wines, in Riedel crystal glasses, served at your table by our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Our full menu of current releases and selected Library wines is also available.

We are an 'authentic' operation, growing our own grapes with 20 acres of vines on 3 sites, and making all our own wine, on site - 'the real deal.'

Gourmet food platters are available to accompany your wine, including local cheeses, charcuterie, local chocolates, and hot fresh baguettes. (review here: )

We have great live music every Saturday afternoon all year long, plus selected Sundays as well as Friday nights from May through November. Check our calendar also for a wide range of special events - oysters, wine and chocolate pairing sessions, catered Sunday brunches and more.

We're known for offering a fun, relaxing and intimate vibe with top rated customer service (#1 on Trip Advisor)

We've been honored as the Greenest Winery in Virginia on multiple occasions, with solar panels, Tesla and other EV charging stations (free), extensive use of local wood construction including gorgeous tasting room floors and bar made from reclaimed lumber from old barns on our property, near complete elimination of plastic in our customer operations, and a strong focus on local foods to accompany the wines.

We're dog friendly, kid friendly and just friendly friendly.

Reservations (no charge) are recommended and can be made at

We also offer free local delivery and free UPS shipping to about 40 states for orders of 6 bottles or more. See website for details.

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40 Gibson Hollow Lane
Etlan (Madison County), VA 22719
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Seasonal Hours*

Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tues 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thurs 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
* Friday 9 PM closing, with evening music, is effective May - October and select dates in November and December. During wintertime December - March Friday closing is 6 PM.

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Food Available: Light Fare
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