King Family Vineyards. The name prompts images of majestic mountains, closely guarding the verdant polo field, teeming with children playing, dogs romping, and adults enjoying a beautiful day outdoors with friends and a bottle of their favorite King Family wine. That, at least is our experience.
As proprietors of Foxfield Inn, we enjoy sharing all the wonders that our region has to offer, not the least of which are the many fine vineyards. King Family Vineyards is one that we are proud to recommend and one which our guests tell us is a favorite as well.
Barrel Tastings Upcoming
Join Winemaker Matthieu Finot February 28 for a barrel tasting at King Family Vineyards
At the end of this month King Family Vineyards’ offers two Barrel Tastings, which includes a behind-the-scenes look at their operation. Join winemaker Matthieu Finot on Saturday, February 28 at either 11 am or 2 pm for an intimate look at King Family Vineyards.
Limited to 25 people, the group will assemble in the Tasting Room before heading to the winery production building where you will enjoy various wines that are aging in the barrel. Don’t be shy about asking Mattieu questions as he will gladly provide answers.
Afterwards, head back to the tasting room for a Classic Tasting. As a memento of your visit, you will be given a King Family Vineyard wine glass to take home with you. Cost for the event is $35 per person; $25 for Wine Club Members, and includes both tastings.
Since space is very limited you need to reserve your spot as soon as you can. This popular event sells out quickly! For details contact April Roberts at 434.823.7800 or by e-mail at email@example.com
As the name implies, there really is a King family. The original farm, which comprises 327 acres where the vineyard now sits, was purchased by David and Ellen King in 1996 to build a polo field.
The Kings’ interest in wine began shortly after they moved in when a young man inquired about leasing land on which to start a vineyard. They hired two employees to help plant eight acres with vines originally from California. As the saying goes, the rest is history.
From 2002 to 2012 three King family sons joined the business. Over the years, the operation has expanded to 65 employees.
Whatever the season, King Family Vineyards offers spectacular mountain views.
All the family’s hard work has paid off. Regardless of the season, King Family Vineyards is a much sought-after destination for those who appreciate fine wine and the spectacular views. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, you can pack a picnic lunch and spread out in the field to enjoy polo matches (with your favorite King Family Vineyard wine, of course!).
Summer is perfect for a picnic lunch under the pergola, with a commanding view of the mountains. And if you happen to be at the vineyard around closing, you just might catch a glimpse of a bride (believed to be good luck in the Indian tradition) as she heads to her outdoor ceremony.
Fall offers its own splendor, with vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges dotting the mountain landscape. And if you are fortunate enough to be at the vineyard when a storm rolls in over the mountains, you bear witness to a dramatic show.
Even in the dead of winter, when Mother Nature is napping, you can find plenty to do at King Family Vineyards. Plan now to join us for the Barrel Tasting.
See you there!
Dan & Kathryn Bundy, Your Innkeepers
Foxfield Inn, a luxurious bed and breakfast in Charlottesville VA