VISIT US

VISIT US


Because of our fairly remote location, we are not open as often as most tasting rooms. We are not hard to get to, we just aren’t surrounded by throngs of other vineyards and highly populated areas, which to tell the truth is part of its magic. We just have stunning panoramic views, sheep grazing on the mountainside, the finest of wines, a friendly staff and a peacefulness that is hard to find. Come sip and stay a while.

Directions to Ankida

FROM POINTS EAST
(Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Richmond, etc)
Use GPS to get you on to Rte 60 west in Amherst
From circle in Amherst, head west on Rte 60 for 9 miles
(If going through Lowesville (Rte 778) turn Right when getting to Rte 60. Go about 3 miles and…)
Turn RIGHT onto Mt. Pleasant Rd (just past Ogden’s gas station)
Go ¼ mi, turn LEFT onto Franklin Creek Rd.
Go 3 miles, all the way to end of road
Go through open gate and follow driveway to the right after the pond, past barn.
You will see white winery building sitting up on the knoll above you about 1/10 mi

FROM POINTS WEST
(Buena Vista, Lexington, Rte 81, etc)

Travel east on Rte 60 for about 17 miles
Turn LEFT ON Mt. Pleasant Rd
Go ¼ mi, turn LEFT onto Franklin Creek Rd.
Go 3 miles, all the way to end of road
Go through open gate and follow driveway to the right after the pond, past barn.
You will see white winery building sitting up on the knoll above you about 1/10 mi

FOOD:

We offer a cheese and salami board with warm bread, fruit and cookies. You are invited to bring your own picnic lunch.

PETS:

We are dog friendly as long as they stay on a leash. Unfortunately, the VA Health Dept regulations prohibit pets from entering the tasting room.

SIP & STAY


We have numerous B&Bs in the area if you are wanting to overnight. If you are interested in staying in Charlottesville when you visit, we have our own Entire House AirBnb in Charlottesville, an 1892, 4000 sq ft Victorian, “The Cottage on Ridge.” It is located in the center of all the happenings and will sleep up to 16 people. Hire a tour company to drive you down to Ankida, then head out for lunch, visit another winery and be dropped off at the Cottage where you are a two minute walk to the Hoppin’ Downtown Mall, an historic tree-lined, pedestrian mall, filled with the best restaurants, shops, theater, street music and more.

B&Bs closer to Ankida are listed below in order of proximity:

Edgewood B&B (20 min)
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.

Fairview Bed & Breakfast Lowesville, (25 min)

Sweet Briar College Florence Elston Inn, Sweet Briar, (30 min)

Orchard House B&B ,Lovingston, (40 min)

The Carriage House Inn B&B, Lynchburg, (40 min)

HOURS & DIRECTIONS

During the winter months of Jan-Feb, we will be open Saturdays only 12-5pm
Beginning March 3rd, Open Saturday & Sunday

Our winery is 20 min west of the village of Amherst, VA.
Distances from nearby cities:
1 hr south of Charlottesville
35 min north and west of Lynchburg
45 min east of Lexington
2 hr 15 min west of Richmond, VA