Private Events

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 country setting on the James River 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 and music on the lawn to vineyard horse rides and riverside yoga, we've got plenty of activities keep everyone relaxed, engaged and entertained.


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.


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.