“Wine, from long habit, has become an indispensable for my health,”—Thomas Jefferson, 1815
|From the moment you enter
Trump Winery, you are made to
feel welcome, as the tasting bar
is right at the front door.
Some may shy away from Trump because of the owner’s controversial reputation, but if you are among them, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Just a short drive from town, Trump Winery greets you with pristine grounds and an inviting setting. Once inside, you are welcomed by warm ambiance, and good food and wine.
Although the sparkling white and rosé were very good, the pinot noir and New World Reserve were our favorites, and we ordered a glass of each to accompany our lunch, which was superb. Unfortunately, not all wineries offer a hot meal, but Trump Winery does, which is a nice touch.
|The ambiance at Trump is
reminiscent of a fine library,
with walls of beautiful
paneling which showcase the
On our recent visit, I ordered the crab cakes, which, unlike most portions elsewhere, were very generous and just delicious. At only $16, they are also a great value.
So if you, like Mr. Jefferson, appreciate a fine glass of wine with wonderful food, check out Trump Winery. It’s an often overlooked gem in Charlottesville’s wine crown!
Dan & Kathryn Bundy
Innkeepers at Foxfield Inn