2 Wine - Mount Ida Reserve

reserve wines

farm + vineyard

The vineyards at Mount Ida Reserve span 27 acres between our High Ridge vineyard just over the hill from the Tasting Room to the north and Bell Mount vineyard overlooking historic Mount Ida Manor.

Our 5000 acre reserve’s position in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge creates ideal sloped land for growing. During harvest our fruit is picked by hand, never machinery, to preserve the quality of the grapes.

The vineyards are overseen by our farm manager, Keith Shifflett.

Tasting Room

award winning wine: 2024 governor’s cup winners

The Virginia Governor’s Cup, one of the most stringent competitions in the US, is hosted by the Virginia Wineries Association, in partnership with the Virginia Wine Board and the Virginia Vineyards Association.


2022 Moonlight Red

2021 High Ridge Reserve Red


2021 Mount Pleasant Petit Manseng

2021 Moonlight White

2021 Cabernet Franc

2021 Bell Mount Rose


2022 Mount Pleasant Sauvignon Blanc


Our small batch wines provide an eminent expression of the unique characteristics of our land.

Sample each with a table side tasting. We serve our three rotating seasonal flights seven days a week along with specials by the glass and bottles to share and to go.

Shop our wines here. We ship nationwide.

our wine maker

Frantz Ventre has more than 30 years of progressive experience in winemaking and
vineyard management. He started his career in his home town of Bordeaux, France at the age of 16 and soon moved to Charlottesville where he began as an intern and then operations manager at Jefferson Vineyard.

Frantz brings a unique perspective to Mount Ida’s wine program by combining traditional and old world experience with his interest in experimentation.       

vintner’s reserve society

Our wine club is tailored to those who wash to join our wine-loving community. Members will receive a special selection of three bottles quarterly. Mount Ida will automatically charge your credit card on file at the time of each shipment, plus shipping and handling if applicable. Society members have the option to pick up bottles or have them shipped to their home.

We ship nationwide.

$125 per quarter

Membership makes a great gift!


A seasonal selection of three wines per quarter  (January, April, July, and October)

15% discount on all wine purchases

10% discount on all food and merchandise

10% off booking fees at Mount Ida Reserve rental properties (subject to availability)

Pairing suggestions and recipes with each shipment

Lake days

Complimentary glass or tasting for two each month

Early release of event tickets when applicable

Referral special – member’s receive a gift card when they refer a friend

Shipment gifts

Special members only black card