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.
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.
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 Vintner’s Reserve Society is tailored for those who are passionate about wine.
Receive a special selection of three vintages quarterly delivered to your door or available for pick up at the tasting room. Now shipping nation wide.