11 Central Virginia Chardonnays To Try!

By Scoutology Staff

1. King Family Vineyards

King Fam

6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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Opening with notes of hawthorn and sandalwood, this Chardonnay is a balance between expression of terroir and delicate oak aging. A rich nuttiness and fresh lemongrass character are carried through a long finish by the elegant structure and acidity.

2. Bluestone Vineyard

Bluestone

4828 Spring Creek Rd, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
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A Virginia Chardonnay done in the classic style. This wine, made from grapes grown on the Bluestone vineyard hill, has been aged for a year in oak.

3. Trump Winery

Trump

3550 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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This Chardonnay boasts an attractive light yellow-green color and vibrant pear and lemon aromas. Lush and crispy on the palate, its bright citrus notes beautifully balance the subtle creaminess and vanilla that comes on the finish.

4. Keswick Vineyards

Keswick

1575 Keswick Winery Drive, Keswick, Virginia 22947
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Fresh and vibrant with wonderful acidity, and just a kiss of oak that elevates the fruit and keeps everything in balance.

5. Grace Estate Winery

Grace Estate

5273 Mount Juliet Farm, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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French oak barrel fermented and aged. Lightly oaky aromas of carmelized pineapple, overripe pear and maple syrup. Flavors of hazlenut, caramel, pecan and a touch of vanilla.

6. Blenheim Vineyards

Blenheim

31 Blenheim Farm, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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The Blenheim Vineyards Chardonnay is barrel aged in French, Hungarian, and American Oak. It displays notes of honeycomb, apricot and green apple, with a bright acidity.

7. Pollak Vineyards

Pollak

330 Newtown Rd, Greenwood, Virginia 22943
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This wine presents itself with a golden yellow color and pale hue. Seductive aromas of pineapple, Asian pear, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle creamy oak. Flavors of pear and exotic fruits are backed with lively acidity. The creamy palate has a lingering finish with satisfying richness.

8. Wisdom Oak Winery

Wisdom Oak

3613 Walnut Branch Ln, North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Aged in stainless steel and French oak, this easy sipping Chardonnay offers floral aromas with a bite of crisp apple and a hint of oak.

9. Pippin Hill Farm

Pippin Hill

5022 Plank Rd, North Garden, Virginia 22959
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Bright aromas of pear, apple and hints of toasted brioche that extend to the palate. A balanced acidity and integrated sweet oak notes create a svelte Chardonnay.

10. Stinson Vineyards

Stinson

4744 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet, Virginia 22932
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Mouthwateringly crisp with a long finish and round floral nose. Lightly oaked in French barrels for soft caramel and vanilla undertones.

11. First Colony Winery

First Colony

1650 Harris Creek Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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This 100% stainless steel aged Chardonnay exemplifies the modern approach to this classic grape. This wine breaks away from traditional toasty oak aromas and presents us with a brightness of honeysuckle and bananas on the nose. The vibrant flavors are reminiscent of green apples, peaches, papaya, and ponderosa lemons.

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