A Dazzling Riverside Estate
Twenty minutes from Richmond
Come experience the magic of Upper Shirley Vineyards, a one-of-a-kind estate, winery, restaurant and wedding venue perched above once of the most scenic bends on the James River. Here in Tidewater Virginia the hours unspool at a more gracious pace. Senses awaken, and stress melts away, leaving you space for more meaningful connections with friends and family.
20 minutes from downtown Richmond, located just off Route 5 and the Capital Bike Trail, Upper Shirley Vineyards is ensconced in a rural wonderland. The estate boasts history and scenic beauty on an epic scale and an embarrassment of culinary riches—bottomland produce, fresh-caught seafood—and world-class wines made from our own estate-grown grapes.
Richmond Times-Dispatch Restaurant review: Upper Shirley Vineyards pairs a beautiful location with stellar food
Jo Lord, food critic for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, concluded her review of Upper Shirley Vineyards with the following: "... the dining experience at Upper Shirley Vineyards is something special, indeed. I plan to visit again soon and suggest you do the same." Read the full article to see why she and others are calling Upper Shirley a must visit vineyard!
Now Pouring First Vintage Estate Grown 2015 Merlot
Our estate grown Merlot is about raspberry and currant framed by mouthwatering acidity. 30% New French Oak, medium bodied with outstanding structure.
Now Pouring 2016 Viognier and Rosé
Our 2016 Viognier is full and rich, with hints of peach and stone fruit after a deep, cool fermentation process, which our 2016 Rosé is framed by mouthwatering natural acidity, with the spring aromas of tree blossoms and fresh berries. Come on out and try them for yourself!
2014 Zachariah Wins GOLD in Governor's Cup!
Out of 494 entries, only 23 gold metals were awarded this year. And our Zachariah was one of them! Full article here.
Interested in planning a holiday party or special event? Send an email over to our Director of Events, Catherine Cristman, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Hour-long ride that meanders through Upper Shirley's vineyard and surrounding trails as your guide walks you through the vineyard history, the process of grape-growing, and the roll Charles City and Upper Shirley had to play in America's past. Hosted by Two River Trails. $75 per person, wine tasting included.
4 to 5-hour, 10 mile leisurely bike ride devoted to the amazing history and health of the Charles City County area and her beautiful James River that has rightly been called The River Where America Began. Rides begin and end at Upper Shirley. $125-$165 (lunch at Upper Shirley optional), wine tasting included.