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Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard

Region: Central Virginia

Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard is located in Louisa County, Virginia, nestled amongst rolling hills in a traditional farming community. The estate was licensed as the 53rd farm winery in Virginia in July of 1999 and was originally known as Cooper Vineyards. In July of 2015, the winery was sold to Dave and Susan Drillock, who have since made it their personal mission to craft quality Virginia wines that express the uniqueness of the Virginia terroir.

Fifty-Third wines are mostly from their two estate-owned vineyards, the 53rd Vineyard located in Louisa, Virginia and the Windy Meadow Vineyard located in Free Union, Virginia. The 53rd Vineyard site has approximately 10,000 vines in production: Albariño, Chardonel, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin and Petit Verdot. Future plantings include Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Viognier over the next three years. The Simmons Gap site has approximately 23,000 vines in production, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Our annual case production fluctuates around 4000. Quality wine is our goal, as our 53rd Club, a robust wine club, will testify!

Chill, relax and enjoy at our site in Louisa, Virginia. Bring a picnic basket and blanket or use out outdoor tables. Be sure to check out our website, Instagram and Facebook pages to stay informed of upcoming special wine tastings, new wine releases and other wine related events. See how good Virginia wines can be!

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on our covered patio overlooking the vineyard in addition to all outdoor areas. For health and safety concerns we prohibit dogs from entering into the tasting room or pavilion.


13372 Shannon Hill Rd
Louisa, Virginia 23093
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Seasonal Hours*

Mon 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
* Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas so that our employees can remain at home with their families.

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Tasting Fee

Tasting flights: Four wines of 2-ounce pours for $16 or 3-ounce pours for $22

Reserve Tasting Fee

See website for special events or call/text 540-894-1536

Tour Fee

See website for special events or call/text 540-894-1536


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