A Dazzling Riverside Estate
Thirty minutes from Richmond
Come experience the magic of Upper Shirley Vineyards, a one-of-a-kind estate, winery, restaurant and wedding venue perched above one 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.
30 minutes from downtown Richmond, and 35 minutes from Williamsburg, 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.
Our Summer Prix Fixe Wine Dinner
Join us on August 15th for four courses of fine dining cuisine, expertly paired with our award-winning wines and exquisite views of the river at sunset.
The night begins with a cool aperitif to enjoy as you explore the vineyard grounds and watch the sun set over the river. As you take your seat and the evening's music leads you further into the night, four seasonal courses, specially prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ernie LaBrecque, will appear before you as if carried in by the cool river breeze, each paired with one of our exquisite wines.
Seatings from 6-8pm.
$85 a person. Reservations required 804-829-9463.
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The Babe is Now Open!
The Babe is now open every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, serving our outside food service and wine by the glass and bottle. This is perfect for anybody who wants to bring a blanket and sit out on the lawn to enjoy live music and Upper Shirley’s selections.
Michael Shaps & Tayloe Dameron, Eat it, Virginia!, Podcast:
In this episode of Eat It, Virginia!, Shaps shares the interesting story of how he got into the wine industry, what brought him to Virginia, and some of the secrets of his success. He’s joined by Tayloe Dameron, owner of Upper Shirley Vineyard and one of Michael’s wine partners.
“Michael Shaps is to Virginia wine what Michael Jordan was to basketball. In a word, dominant.”
Click below to listen to the podcast!
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.
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.