Tasting Room is open every Sat & Sun from 12-5 year-round. 

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.


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:

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)



Now, FOR THE MONTH OF OCT ONLY, we will be open Fridays in addition to regular weekend hours



Year round, the tasting room is open for tastings every Sat & Sun  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.

Ankida Ridge Winery Address:

1304 Franklin Creek Road

Amherst, VA 24521