Founded in 2007, Virginia Wineworks produces the Virginia Wineworks brand, Virginia’s first bag-in-box wine, and Michael Shaps, complex wines crafted in an old world tradition, using natural yeast and spending a significant time in barrel prior to release.  We are a working winery nestled in the woods south of Charlottesville, and we are all devoted to the passion of winemaking. Our tasting room is located in the barrel room, so you get a behind the scenes view of a proper winery and its operations.

Our Current Lineup (tastings are $10 and include a complimentary stemless glass):


Wineworks Bag in Box Chardonnay NV
Michael Shaps Chardonnay 2009
Harris Creek White 2010
Wineworks Bag in Box Red Blend NV
Wineworks Red
Michael Shaps Cabernet Franc 2009
Michael Shaps Merlot 2009
Michael Shaps Meritage 2009
Michael Shaps Raisin D’Etre 2010
Michael Shaps Raisin D’Etre Blanc 2011

Virginia Wineworks-6

1781 Harris Creek Way Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Directions from Charlottesville:

Take Rt. 20 south for 12 miles. 
Turn right at the sign for First Colony Winery (Harris Creek Road).
Continue into the woods on the dirt road past the First Colony Winery for about 1/4 mile. Keep Driving! We’re at the end of the road! 

Virginia Wineworks is open everyday (11am – 5pm) for tasting and sales. 
We accept orders for shipping to states where wine shipments are permitted.









Our Tasting Room is located in the Red Wine Barrel Room at Virginia Wineworks. You will be able to see what a proper working winery looks and feels like when you enter our tasting room. We offer one of the most unique wine experiences in Virginia; we are a no nonsense winery where you will be able to taste our award winning wines in the same place that they are carefully cellared.

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