Events & Visiting

Experience for yourself this place named Ankida, where heaven and earth join.


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.


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


All pets must remain on leash due to the free roaming of our sheep on the grounds.


The tasting room is open for tastings every Sat & Sun year round, from 12-5pm. For groups of 8 or more, please reserve ahead by emailing No buses please.

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

Directions from Amherst:

  • From traffic circle at Rte 60/29 Business, head west for 9 miles.
  • Turn Rt onto Mt. Pleasant Rd (Rte 631)
  • Go 1/4 mile, make first L onto Franklin Creek Rd.
  • Follow road 3 miles all the  way to the end. Follow “Winery” arrows to winery.


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.


Follow our Facebook page and check back on website for details on all events as they approach. In the meantime…


Mountaintop Harvest Moonrise & Bubbly Party

Cheese & Charcuterie Board

Sat, Sept. 14,  6-9pm

Celebrate Fall! Music by Tara Mills & Jimmy Stelling Spicy Brunswick Stew & Cornbread

Sat, Sept.28, 12-5pm

Virginia Wine Month “Harvest Party 2019” – Music by Travis Elliott

Low Country Shrimp Boil Meets New England Lobster Roll!

Sat, Oct. 19 12-5pm

Ankida Ridge High Cuisine Wine Dinner at “Fleurie”(Cville)

Menu to be announced

Sun, Oct 20, time TBD

WINE CLUB ONLY – 5th Annual “Salmon at Sunset”

Wood-fire Roasted Salmon with Bountiful Spread of Sides

Sat, Oct 26, 4-8pm

The Geology of Ankida Ridge and Tour with Dr. Cliff Ambers

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup with Crusty Baguette

Sat, Nov 2, 1-4pm

Ankida Ridge First Annual  “Gamay Nouveau Day!”

Spectacular Charcuterie Board – Beaujolais Style

 Sat, Nov 23, 12-5pm

9th Annual Fete de Noel with Christmas Song Sing-a-long w/ W&L Music Dept

Truffle-infused French Onion Soup, Wassail, Yule Log

Sat, Dec 7, 12-5pm

ankida purple door


Because Wines of Distinction deserve to be served with Foods of Distinction,

we are excited to announce Ankida is now partnering with Lynchburg’s eclectic, distinctive


So many great events to look forward to with Chef Shel of Purple Door!

Join us!


Please check back soon for the full line-up of 2019 events


Host your private party, intimate small wedding, rehearsal dinner or other private event in our rustic, yet elegant tasting room facility.
We recommend a maximum of 50 people for these events.
Inquire to for more information