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DuCard Vineyards

Region: Central Virginia

July 24, 2020 update: Getting out into the countryside, including Shenandoah National Park all around us, with 300,000 acres of social distancing, can be a peaceful and fulfilling activity in times of stress. Adding a bottle of wine can be a nice way to add to your outing, good for body, mind and spirit.

DuCard's grounds are now open. Guests may purchase wine by the bottle to enjoy on our lawn/patio Monday - Thursday 3-6pm and Friday - Sunday 12-6pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made at We also offer Curbside / To Go wine. Orders can be processed and picked up Monday - Friday 3-6PM.

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


Boutique winery in gorgeous mountainside setting near Old Rag Mountain, White Oak Canyon, and Graves Mountain Lodge. Limited quantity, estate grown wines in a relaxed, fun and intimate environment. Music on the patio every Saturday, and lots of special events.

We are an 'authentic' operation, growing our own grapes with 18 acres of vines on 4 sites, and making our own wine, on site - 'the real deal.'

Our tasting room features patios with great views of mountains, streams and vineyards, floors and tasting bar made from reclaimed lumber from our barns, solar panels to power our operation and local foods to accompany the wines.

Step up your tasting experience with our Shenandoah Wine Flight Program which offers a relaxed seated tasting experience including flights of wine as well as premium cheese, charcuterie, and dessert boards. This program is offered on most Saturdays and Sundays. Check out a recent review of the program by Charlottesville guide here: Please see website for details.

Regular tasting fee are $10 for seven wines.

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We are proud to announce we are once again a Virginia Green Travel Star Award Winner!

We are also delighted to announce that we are the top rated winery in Central Virginia on TripAdvisor!


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

Mon 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tues 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wed 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thurs 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fri 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
* During 'normal periods: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11-6 Also open Holiday Mondays 11am - 6pm and during the week by appointment. September-November: Open daily, 11am-6pm but please note that we might be harvesting or processing on weekdays and have to coordinate with that (hey, maybe we'll conscript you!). We may also be closed from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Please check our website or call for details.

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Tasting Fee

$10 (complimentary water/soda for DDs)

Tour Fee

Groups: $15 pp incl. glass; call first


Child Friendly
Food Available: Light Fare
Group Tours
Pet Friendly
Picnic Area
Private Parties
Tasting Room