While still living in Virginia Beach, we purchased this mountainside property in 1999 with the intention of it becoming our future retirement retreat. A series of serendipitous events led us on an unexpected journey of planting Pinot Noir in a region where it was presumed impossible. The rest is history.
• 37°42’ N x 79°10’W
• Chestnut Ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Amherst County, Virginia
• Elevation 1625 – 1800ft with steep SE and S aspect
• Ancient, weathered Charnokite granite soils over one billion years old
• 6 acres under vine on site
Our goal is to look for creative ways to maintain balance with nature, our vines and wines. All vineyard practices are by hand, tended to by a team dedicated to respecting nature and taking pride in their work. With minimal intervention in the cellar, our wines can fully express this beautiful land.
Exciting News! Ankida has been Selected to be First VA Winery to Host an AMA Waterways' Wine River Cruise!
We'll be visiting Budapest, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. And the famed Christmas Markets will be opening for the season!
Christine will be the Wine Host for the cruise. We have a large group of VA wine lovers already signed up!
Discounted price of $1250 per ticket will end Sept 30, 2023. We now only have available 4 of our 40 allocated rooms! Join the VA Wine Lovers party!