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.
Riverfront Prix Fixe Dinner
Join us for an evening dining by the James River with a four-course meal prepared for you by Chef de Cuisine, Ernie LaBrecque. Our Riverfront Dinner will include an exquisitely prepared dinner paired with Upper Shirley wine with each course.
Owner Tayloe Dameron featured in Ledbury
Thank you to Ledbury for including our owner, Tayloe Dameron in their Sunday Shirt Program. Click here to read the interview!
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.
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!
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.