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Hark Vineyards is open! All operations are outdoors.

Updated 5/27/2021

We are open 12pm-6pm on Friday/Sunday and 12pm-8pm Saturdays. We are happy to welcome guests to our vineyard. Follow us on social media or check our Events page for any special occurrences that may alter our normal hours.

If you will be visiting with a group of more than 10, a reservation is appreciated so that we can ensure proper staffing. Well-spaced shaded seating is available on our grounds on a first-come basis, or you are welcome to bring your own chairs, blankets, and pop-up tents. In addition to wine, we have a limited selection of pre-packaged foods and snacks available for purchase. Guests are always welcome to bring their own picnics. Reservations may be requested through our contact page.

Our staff will wear masks and we ask that unvaccinated guests who cannot maintain a distance of more than 6ft from other guests also wear a mask. Masks are still required to be worn in our restrooms regardless of vaccination status. Our staff is sanitizing restrooms, seating areas, and all surfaces continually throughout the day. If you have felt ill in the last 14 days or been around someone else who has, please do not come to the property.

Hark offers two tasting menus, poured as flights for you to take back to your picnic area. The House is $10 and the Reserve is $15. Each features five wines, and provides experience with both the Hark and Jake Busching Wines brands.  Our wines are also available by the bottle or glass.

We welcome — and encourage — you to bring a picnic and enjoy the experience our estate offers.  Some picnic foods such as cheese, charcuterie, jams, crackers, and chocolate are available for purchase in our tasting room.

A few important notes:

  • We are a family-friendly property. Children are welcome, but please help us protect the grapes.
  • Well-behaved dogs on a leash are allowed outside, but not in the tasting room.
  • Smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere on the property.  Additionally, Virginia ABC laws prohibit the consumption of any outside alcohol while on our premises.

Hours

Friday: 12 pm – 6pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6pm

Location

Hark Vineyards
1465 Davis Shop Rd
Earlysville, VA 22936a

OUR ESTATE

Located 10 miles north of Charlottesville in Earlysville, Virginia, our property spans 80 acres with more than 20 acres under vine.  Planting began in 2016, and has continued each year since through 2019.

SOIL

Our soils are a rocky mix of Hayesville loam, Braddock loam, and Thurmont loam.

CLIMATE

Unlike some other growing regions, weather can vary greatly from year to year in Virginia.

GRAPES

We currently grow Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Pinot Gris, Vidal Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

WINERY

Our winery building was completed in May 2019, a boasts a 103kW solar panel system atop its roof.