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Elk Island Winery

Region: Central Virginia

Elk Island Winery is named for the 1300 acre island in the James River, originally part of Thomas Jefferson’s Elk Hill farm, adjacent to our farm. Our passion for rural life, agriculture and our love of wine resulted in the planting of our first 4 acre vineyard and Elk Island winery. Our farm, Lower Byrd Farm, is situated at the confluence of Byrd Creek and the James River and grows row crop grains. Our estate vineyard is planted in Norton, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Melot, Petit Verdot and Dornfelder and small plantings of many white vinifera. We also grow Chardonnay, Tannat, Vidal, Chambourcin, Dornfelder, and Petit Verdot on other vineyards in Goochland.


5759 River Road West (Winery Entrance Sign)
Goochland, VA 23063
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Seasonal Hours

Mon Closed
Tues Closed
Wed Closed
Thurs Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tasting Fee



Child Friendly
Food Available: Light Fare
Pet Friendly
Picnic Area
Tasting Room