The Federal-period home Chatham was begun in 1818 by Major Scarborough Pitts on land on Church Creek first patented in 1640. The buildings on the property reflect four centuries of continuous use as a working farm. The latest addition is the winery built in 2005. In 1999, the first five acre block of grapes were planted and today there are more than twenty acres of French Vinifera. The winery is open to the public. Free tours and tasting.
The country's only Kayak Winery Tour is also offered
April - December
10 am - 5 pm
January - March
Open Thursday - Monday
10 am - 5 pm
9232 Chatham Road
Machipongo , VA 23405
Phone 1: 757-678-5588
Phone 2: 757-678-7588
Welcome To Holly Grove Vineyards
We are a family owned and operated farm Virginia winery located on Holly Grove Cove on the Bayside of Virginia's Eastern Shore in Franktown. Inspired by the natural beauty and resources here, we are committed to producing quality handcrafted wines using locally grown grapes. Capitalizing on our temperate climate moderated by the Atlantic Ocean breezes on this "land between two waters" we produce fine Virginia wine which express the natural terroir. We are continuing a tradition dating back centuries to the days when Native Americans worked the land to produce a host of fruitful agricultural products.
Summer: Winery open most days 12-5. Call to confirm.
Winter: Friday-Sunday 12-5.
Please call if you'd like to come see us during the week,
we may be able to accomodate you!
Come visit to see new outdoor viewing area of our waterfront tasting room!
New wines! Just in time for summer we've bottled the long awaited 2011 Coastal Trio and the follow on to the Reader's Choice Best Wine in Eastern Virginia!: 2010 Petit Verdot. We think they are the best we've produced! They're ready to drink - come on by and try some! Next on the line will be a limited release of our 1st reserve wine---2009 Chardonnay Reserve. It's been aging in French oak puncheons since 2009. The wine is nice and complex, with elegant fruit flavors and a rich creamy body.
Summer Festivals! We'll be in port at Cape Charles and Norfolk for the Tall Ships! The festivities start Friday June 8th and continue through Monday June 11th. The winery will be closed for the weekend so come by and see us at the Tall Ships in Cape Charles and Harborfest/OpSail 2012 in Norfolk.
Next up is the Williamsburg Wine Fest on 23 June.
We'll be doing some special wine and cigar pairings in Cape Charles with our friend Ron Barker and his fabulous Panacea Cigars. Come by and experience these unique pairings...delicious!
6404 Holly Bluff Drive
Franktown , VA 23354
Phone 1: 757-442-2844
The country’s only authentic Kayak Winery Tour delivers you to the historic shores of award-winning Chatham Vineyards. No experience necessary to paddle the serene waters beneath a soaring osprey and take in unspoiled farm and forest vistas. At the boutique winery learn the vine to wine story while you enjoy a tasting with the owners. Chatham stands on land farmed for four centuries and first patented in 1640. It was named after William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham and friend of the American Revolution. On the return paddle you’ll pull up to a tiny creek isle with your favorite vintage aboard. Time to toast your good fortune in finding the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Due to popular demand, SouthEast Expeditions is proud to offer a second Kayak Winery Tour opportunity at Holly Grove Vineyards. In addition to beautiful locations on the water, Chatham and Holly Grove both have well earned reputations for producing excellent award winning wines year after year. For more adventurous paddlers, we can even double up and visit both wineries on a Full Day Kayak Winery Tour.
SouthEast Expeditions / Chatham Vineyards
Eastern Shore , VA 0
Phone 1: 757-331-2680
Phone 2: 757-678-6182 (Mobile)
The oldest winery on the Eastern Shore of Virginia
In 2004, Robert and Francesca opened one of the Shore’s first wineries on a scenic Victorian-era farm. A great complement to the wines is Francesca’s pizza baked fresh in their wood-fired oven.
Reopen First Saturday in May 2012
Open Saturdays only during May
Open Memorial Day Weekend to the end of the year
Friday 12 to 5 pm
Saturday 12 to 7 pm
Sunday 12 to 5 pm
Authentic Italian pizza baked in our wood fired oven
Saturdays from 12 to 7 pm until the end of the year
Sundays from 12 to 5 pm during June, July and August
26130 Mason Road (Rt 681)
Bloxom , VA 23308
Phone 1: 757-665-5670