Top 10 Things to do in Crozet, United States

November 30, 2017 Roger Rusk

Crozet /ˌkroʊˈzeɪ/ is a census-designated place (CDP) in Albemarle County in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is situated along the I-64 corridor approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Charlottesville and 21 miles (34 km) east of Staunton. Originally called "Wayland's Crossing," it was renamed in 1870 in honor of Colonel Claudius Crozet, the French-born civil engineer who directed the construction of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. The population was 5,565 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Crozet

1. King Family Vineyards

6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, VA 22932-3336 +1 434-823-7800
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

King Family Vineyards

King Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia just fifteen minutes from Charlottesville. The winery specializes in the production of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA. Beginning with carefully selected estate grapes, winemaker Matthieu Finot creates wines inspired by the old world, but are uniquely expressive of Virginia. Our passion is the customer, our craft is the wine. "When you visit our winery, you are coming to our home. We hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labor as much as we enjoy sharing them with you." -The King Family

Reviewed By winskins - Richmond, Virginia

Very pretty winery sitting in the foothills of the mountains and large grassy field, including stables and Polo field. Check the website for polo matches that are free and open to the public. Get there early, bring a blanket, food and some wine. Great way to spend the afternoon.

Wines are a little pricey, but the winery is very nice and impressive. There are some food options on site.

Can get really crowded when matches are ongoing, get there early and reserve your spot.

Sounds stuffy to watch polo, but really a great time to sit, relax and just take in the surroundings.

2. Pollak Vineyards

330 Newtown Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943-1701 +1 540-456-8844
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Pollak Vineyards

Reviewed By Eric C

We discovered this vineyard after a 45 mile bicycle ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In walking distance from the little Bed & Breakfast we stayed in for a couple of nights. The place is enchanting! They have an inviting set-up with a terrace overlooking the planted vineyard and a beautiful pond. We had a taste of their different wines. Being a French wine enthusiast, I had doubt Virginia could produce good wines, but I was surprised! Most of them are rather good! I especially liked the 2013 Meritage. A must if you are in the area!

3. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

5022 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA 22959-1616 +1 434-202-8063
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is unique among the growing number of fine wineries along Virginia’s Monticello Wine Trail. We not only create distinguished boutique wines, Pippin Hill’s Tasting Room pairs them with some of the most elevated cuisine you’ll find in these gentle hills. Local, fresh, seasonal, from vineyard- and farm-to-table is how we do things, and always with Pippin Hill’s welcoming sense of relaxed elegance. Our vineyard is situated to grow the region’s best grapes, just as our venue was designed to host the Southeast’s finest events. From weddings to graduations, to board meetings and business dinners, Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is an all-season, flexible, full-service venue, and we look forward to hosting you.

Reviewed By Scott H - north carolina

We stopped for lunch on a recent Saturday touring wineries around Charlottesville as several folks recommened it. Clearly, others had gotten the message because it was quite crowded. We were able to get a table on the porch area as we had planned to order food. If you aren't ordering food, you really shouldn't plan to take a table and they prefer that you don't.

We had the sliders and the meat and cheese board. Both were excellent....just what we need and along with the wine and sparking wine was a great lunch.

The views from the winery are really nice too!!!!

4. Veritas Vineyard & Winery

145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA 22920-2324 +1 540-456-8000
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By Jackie H

The tasting room and grounds are beautiful. It was raining when we went so everyone was inside so it was pretty crowded. It was a holiday weekend and a Saturday, but we only waited about 10 minutes for a tasting. They said this was a slow day so be prepared as this place seems to be extremely popular. The people were friendly and we left with five bottles of wine. The tasting room seating seems very comfy with big soft leather couches and a stone fireplace.

5. Chiles Peach Orchard

1351 Greenwood Rd, Crozet, VA 22932-3208 +1 434-823-1583
Excellent
58%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Chiles Peach Orchard

Reviewed By DocChesapeake - Suffolk, Virginia

We bought a half bushel and didn't go into the orchard in the blazing summer heat. There were plenty of peaches and nectarines to choose from.These were NOT sold at bargain prices, mind you! There was an abundance of other foodie gift shop things to buy on the shelves. Don't miss the cider tasting room around back.

6. Greenwood Country Store

7572 Greenwood Station Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943-1602 +1 540-456-4681
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Greenwood Country Store

Reviewed By MrsH0dges - Jacksonville, Florida

Loved this place--we got our sandwiches here before heading to the wineries. Blue Slate is DELICIOUS! They have everything you could want in the way of provisions for an outing. It is adorable looking as well--the front was festooned with pumpkins, etc.

7. Starr Hill Brewery

5391 Three Notch D Rd, Crozet, VA 22932-3181 +1 434-823-5671
Excellent
37%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Starr Hill Brewery

Starr Hill Brewery is a privately owned, regional craft brewery founded in 1999 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Among the most award-winning craft breweries on the East Coast, Starr Hill has won 22 Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup and Great British Beer Festival medals. Starr Hill beer is distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.

Reviewed By AmbersM0mmy - Virginia

Visited for grand opening of the Roanoke location. Wow was it busy but thanks to friendly experienced staff it seemed to run smoothly. Every staff Member I came in contact with was friendly and inviting and doing their best (and succeeding) in managing the crowd.

I loved the location in Roanoke. Plenty of parking in nearby garage. All the regular favorite brews as well as 2 outside spaces. I look forward to returning.

8. Stinson Vineyards

4744 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet, VA 22932-2224 +1 434-823-7300
Excellent
52%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Stinson Vineyards

Stinson Vineyards is a family run boutique vineyard located at the scenic foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Nestled in "downtown" White Hall, the winding driveway boasts some of the area's best views. A repurposed garage winery combines modern architecture and equipment with traditional winemaking techniques.

Reviewed By virginian9 - Newport News, Virginia

Stopped for a tasting at Stinson Vineyards last weekend. Tasting charge is $7.00 per person. No refund of tasting fee with purchase. Tasting includes 6 wines; a nice mix of reds and whites. Tasting room was packed and lots of folks were picnicking outdoors to enjoy the wine and vineyard views. We thought all of the wines were excellent; some of the best Virginia white wines we have experienced. We bought both Chardonnay ($23.99 a bottle) and Sauvignon Blanc ($23.99 a bottle). Highly recommend a visit to this friendly winery.

9. VDOT Workers' Memorial and Scenic Overlook

I-64 East, Greenwood, VA 22943 +1 800-367-7623
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

VDOT Workers' Memorial and Scenic Overlook

Reviewed By RDC72 - Windham, Maine

We've been to VA 5-6 times, and always pull over to take in the views at this site. If you haven't been to this region before (or even if you have), stopping in the middle of a busy vacation to just breathe in the mountain air and appreciate the landscape will offer you a welcome respite from the road.

10. Grace Estate Winery

5273 Mount Juliet Farm, Crozet, VA 22932-2417
Excellent
36%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Grace Estate Winery

At Grace Estate Winery an old world family heritage blends a new world wine tradition with Virginia terroir. Visit our friendly tasting room. Enjoy the fruits of our labor and the beautifully intimate vineyard views. We host live music and a food truck every Friday night from 6:00 - 9:00 with select wines discounted by the bottle and glass. We also seasonally feature live music Saturday afternoons. A separate Wedding & Private Event Venue is available at the Grace mansion.

Reviewed By Bruce L - Franklin, Tennessee

My wife and I were looking for something to occupy our time for a couple of hours prior to meeting friends for dinner. One of her friends had recommended that we stop by Grace Estate Winery. We took her up on her suggestion and we are glad that we did.

The vineyard and winery are located in Crozet, Virginia, halfway between Charlottesville in Waynesboro. It is an easy drive off of I-64.

The vineyard is large by Charlottesville standards. They only use their proprietary juices in the bottling of their wines. The tasting room is in a new building that is filled with natural light. It features a patio as well. Matt performed the tasting for us and what he lacked in knowledge (he admitted he was somewhat new) he more than made up for in effort. He had about six different tables inside and out that he was juggling and he did an admirable job.

The wines were better than I had expected, and I actually bought 3 bottles to take home.

Next time in Charlottesville I will make a point of stopping here again.

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