Farm Grown Violetta Barley

Farm Grown Violetta Barley

Most craft breweries just pick up the phone to order the malted barley needed to produce their beers from large malting companies like Cargill. Brewing beer at Mount Ida is different – it starts in the field and requires a team of experts. Before barley gets...
The Reserve Room Private Events

The Reserve Room Private Events

When the Tasting Room & Taphouse was first imagined by the team at Mount Ida Reserve we wanted to create a space for the community to enjoy the beauty the reserve while incorporating the element of hospitality that we have been perfecting for almost two decades at...
Supermoon .992

Supermoon .992

Supermoon IPA and the evolution of West-coast style IPAs   India Pale Ales (IPAs) originated during the expansion of the British Empire. Traditional cask English ales were unable to make the long journey from England to the colonies of India; as a precaution to...
Wicked Cool Southie Stout

Wicked Cool Southie Stout

Dark, roasted, and full of flavor, stouts derived from Porters on the beer family tree around the late 1670’s. The term “stout” was originally used to describe a stronger porter. This practice continued until Arthur Guinness began his famous namesake...
Old Ironsides NEIPA

Old Ironsides NEIPA

India Pale Ales originated in the early-mid 19th century during British colonialism. Used as a preservative of their traditionally bitter beers, hops were added to ales in order to transport casked beer from England to the far reaches of the India colonies. Known for...
Christmas Pairings

Christmas Pairings

Winter holidays are always full of festive parties with friends and family, and what better way to celebrate than with wine and delightful treats! Here are a few suggestions from our family at Mount Ida to yours. Stephanie’s Christmas Sangria pairs wonderfully...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is always a time that brings memories of family, football, and of course great food and drinks! Whether you prefer beer or wine with your family’s Thanksgiving traditions, here are some of our personal pairing suggestions throughout the day: Brunch:...
Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is a grape varietal that is growing in popularity across the state of Virginia; and here at Mount Ida, we especially love this approachable grape- check out our 2017 vintage! It happens to be one of my favorites both in the vineyard and the winery. I...
Chardonnay Harvest

Chardonnay Harvest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest! Our Assistant Manager, Stephanie, helped out with the harvest this year and gave us a little inside scoop. Enjoy Stephanie’s take on the 2018 Chardonnay Harvest! ——– Harvest is...
Planning your UVA move-in weekend

Planning your UVA move-in weekend

While a majority of UVA families are veterans of move-in weekend, many families visiting this upcoming weekend will be returning to Charlottesville for the first time since they took that college tour two years back. Even for the weathered Hoo parent there is always a...

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