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.
Mother's Day Lunch at Upper Shirley
Join us for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13th for a lovely lunch on the James. Clicked here for a detailed menu!
If you would like to reserve a table, please call the restaurant to make a reservation.
New Wine Release
Come in today and try our new 2015 Zachariah and our 2017 Rosé! Purchase your favorite USV wines at our tasting bar or under the 'Wines' tab above.
New Spring Menu
Come ring in the Spring with our new lunch menu! Click here to check out our new selections.
Join Our Official Wine Club, The Zachariah Society
The wait is finally over... We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Zachariah Society! An exclusive one year wine club membership, ideal for the Virginia wine enthusiast.
For further details and to join the society, click here.
Resuming Regular Business Hours
Goodbye winter, hello spring! Come join us Wednesday-Monday during our regular business hours, 11-5pm.
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.
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.
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.