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Private Events

Say goodbye to bored meetings

Whether it’s an annual meeting of corporate directors, club lecture, 250-person conference or birthday dinner for 25 close friends, Upper Shirley Vineyards offers an unforgettable setting with superb amenities. Choose from a number of different event spaces, including our waterfront lawn, veranda, sophisticated tasting room and bar, or sunny banquet room. Our in-house culinary team, led by Executive Chef Carlisle Bannister, will craft a menu using fresh, seasonal ingredients that will bring the occasion to life.

 
 
 

 
 

Ongoing Events

 

There's always something new to try on the Upper Shirley events menu. From Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinners with Wine Pairings to Al Fresco Dining on the lawn, and music by the river to Horse Rides through the vineyard, we've got plenty of activities keep everyone relaxed, engaged and entertained – keep an eye on the calendar to know what's coming up.

 
 
 
 

 
 

Vineyard Horse Rides

Hosted by Two River Trails. This hour-long trail ride meanders through Upper Shirley's vineyard, along the river, and through rolling cotton fields as your guide walks you through the history of the area and Upper Shirley's grape growing process. Reservation only.

$75 per person, wine tasting included.

Historical Bike Tours

Hosted by Basket and Bike. This 10 mile leisurely bike ride is 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. Reservation only.

$125-$165 (Upper Shirley lunch optional), wine tasting included.