Charlottesville Area News and Events

It only happens four Saturdays during the summer and very early fall. That’s Veritas Vineyards’ Starry Nights. Once a month through September 9th, the good folks at the vineyard turn up the summer fun and host an outdoor concert. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic lunch, a blanket, and your dancing shoes! This is not a strictly sit-down affair. This is a “get up and enjoy...
Afton, VA might be a small town but the area is huge with all kinds of activities for you to do this summer. When you stay at Afton Mountain B & B, we’ll have many recommendations for you.  Here are 7 of our favorites. We think they will quickly become your favorites, too!
Nelson County’s newest addition, Brent Manor Vineyards, is a boutique winery which aims to combine the best traditions of the old-world wines with the delicious flavors of the new world. Owners Jorge and Tracie are passionate about this blend of old and new, so passionate in fact, that they left their work in the insurance world behind to manufacture exquisite wines just south of...
From buying local ingredients for breakfast to our 30 solar panels, we pull our passion of sustainably enriching our community into every aspect of our business.  That’s why we’re committed to supporting the local Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Almost Home Pet Adoption Center near Lovingston.  
Charlottesville’s newest distillery, Ragged Branch, is a nod to the ragged mountains of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding it.  Situated on a knoll amongst the mountains Southwest of Charlottesville, the view from the tasting room is exquisite. The view is not the only thing to love about Ragged Branch, though. From beginning to end, their bourbon is independently,...
We love supporting local business, especially when it means eating good food.  If there’s one thing we simply can’t get enough of, it’s local farm to table restaurants.  There are plenty to choose from in the area, like Basic Necessities, Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie, and Greenwood Gourmet Grocery.  The newest edition to the local restaurant scene is Nellysford...
United States history pervades Virginia.  From Civil War battlefields to presidential houses, there’s plenty for a history buff to do in our area.  You may have heard of the popular historical destinations: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, James Monroe’s Highland, and Staunton’s Woodrow Wilson Presidential Lib
Since the late eighties, the American Shakespeare Center has been running world class productions around the Americas, but it wasn’t until 1999 that it found its home in Staunton, Virginia.  Ever since, it has specialized in plays by our favorite Elizabethan playwright and, occasionally, his contemporaries. 
Charlottesville has a few distinguishing markers: an array of historic homes, a truly exquisite restaurant selection, and an outdoor pedestrian mall to boot.  However, there is nothing more Charlottesville than Thomas Jefferson.  From his stately home, Monticello, down to his influence on the University of Virginia, the founding father is all over the town.  The Annual Tom Tom...
More Reasons to Visit Jefferson's Monticello   If you’re not coming for the beautiful views, chances are you’re headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for the amazing area attractions.  For good reason, too. There are theaters, shopping, and museums galore.  Perhaps the most famously popular attraction in the area is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.