Tasting Visits & Directions

WINTER ANKIDA TASTING ROOM SCHEDULE

JANUARY & FEBRUARY – Open Sats only 12-5pm

NORMAL HOURS BEGIN IN MARCH 3 -OPEN SAT & SUN 12-5PM

NEW!  In the meantime….

PLEASE JOIN US FOR TASTINGS  and EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AT

“THE COTTAGE ON RIDGE – CHARLOTTESVILLE”

This charming Victorian house at 214 Ridge St, (just steps off the Downtown Mall) will be rented as an entire house Airbnb beginning Feb 1. We will be hosting regularly scheduled tastings and educational sessions during the winter months. Follow our Events page for updates.

PARKING: Street parking is available on Monticello Ave and W. Main St.  The Water St Parking Garage is a short walk. Limited parking is available onsite for wine pickups only.

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IN THE TASTING ROOM

FOOD?

You have asked…. Do we offer food?

Yes! In the tasting room, we offer a Cheese/Salami Board with warm bread, fruit and a sweet bite for two!

You are welcome to bring your own snacks to enjoy as well.

GPS Tips:

“Google Maps” will get you directly here.

“Waze” might take you to the next road over.

If not using Google Maps, please print and take along these directions before leaving.

We are located an easy one hour drive south of Charlottesville and 35 min north of Lynchburg. Please email us: contact@ankidaridge.com or call 434-922-7678 for any questions.

HOW TO GET HERE:   1304 Franklin Creek Rd, Amherst, VA

  • From Amherst village, head west on Rte 60, continuing west beyond the traffic circle.
  • Go approximately 9 miles until you see Ogden’s Liberty gas station on the left.
  • Just after Ogden’s, turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Rd. (If coming from Buena Vista, stay on Rte 60E for 17.4 miles, then turn left onto Mt. Pleasant Rd.)
  • Go ¼ mile and turn left onto Franklin Creek Rd.
  • Follow this road all the way to the end, approximately 3 miles, to just past the sign “END OF STATE MAINTENANCE.”  The road narrows and winds through the woods, along a lovely creek
  • Go through opened gate and bear right just above the pond, at the big boulder.
  • Follow driveway up the mountainside (about 2/10 mile) to light grey winery on left.
  • You can park along the driveway just beyond the building

Note!

  • Most GPS systems will end at the beginning of Franklin Creek Rd.
  • Please drive very slowly on Franklin Creek Rd. Our dead-end road becomes single lane, narrow and graveled, so be prepared for the unlikely event of an oncoming vehicle.
  • There is no cell signal once you leave Amherst (or Buena Vista if coming from the west) until reaching our property. Verizon has the best signal.
  Safe travels!

 

 

Are you traveling to visit Ankida Ridge?

If you want to gather a group of friends to visit Ankida and Virginia Wine Country, why not book our Charlotttesville Airbnb, a beautiful Victorian home just steps off the Downtown Mall? A brief walk to all the best spots in Cville!  We can accommodate up to 16 people! Details HERE.

For those of you traveling a distance to visit for a tasting or one of our events, and want to stay close to the winery, here is a list of places to stay – listed in order of proximity.  They do fill up quickly, so please try to make your reservations in advance if possible.

Edgewood B&B is a beautiful and historic site in the village of Amherst.  They have no website, so you need to email: augustinejanice@gmail.com or call by phone: 434-946-2687.   138 Garland Avenue. Amherst, VA 24521.  Both Edgewood and Fairview (listed below) are the closest, about 10 min from Ankida, once you get back to the end of Franklin Creek Rd.

Fairview Bed & Breakfast

Sweet Briar College Florence Elston Inn

Orchard House B&B

The Carriage House Inn B&B