Meriwether Springs is Albemarle County’s first Vineyard and Brewery. Located less than a mile from downtown Ivy and minutes from the University of Virginia and Charlottesville, it has been one of the area’s best (and best-located) family run and operated vineyard estates since 2013. The Meriwether Springs team added a brewery to the estate and opened the entire facility to the public in August 2018.

Situated on 40 beautiful and private acres, including a five acre vineyard adjacent to the house, Meriwether Springs is a sanctuary of natural beauty and a place for everyone in your family to enjoy.

The vineyard sits on the original estate of the famed explorer, Meriwether Lewis. Lewis was commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to lead an exploration of the recently acquired Louisiana Purchase and to continue until the expedition reached the Pacific Coast. After a long and dangerous journey, the explorer and his party reached the mouth of the Columbia River at the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis returned to Charlottesville, briefed Thomas Jefferson on the expedition’s findings and maintained a close friendship with President Jefferson throughout his lifetime. One of the original family springhouses remains undisturbed and easily accessible just beyond The Grove and our wooded beer garden.


Frequent Questions

Where Do I Park?

Please follow the signs on our property to the parking area. Due to our limited space we do NOT allow buses.

Do you accept Reservations For a Big Group?

Yes, for parties of 14 people and larger. If you would like to reserve tables or have special requests, please give us a call or email us.

Is Meriwether Springs Kid-Friendly?

Yes, kids are welcome at Meriwether Springs! We have an outside play area for the kiddos and lots of nature to explore. We do ask that children remain be supervised at all times. And no bikes, scooters or skateboards please.

I’m Hungry! What Food Do you Offer?

Our wood-fired Belforno pizza oven runs daily until 9 p.m. and we offer a menu of handmade pies with gluten-free and vegetarian options available. You may also bring outside food.

Can I Bring My Dog?

Absolutely. Polite pups are welcome to enjoy our extensive outdoor space, but are no allowed in the taproom, tasting room, or brewing area. We ask that all owners keep their dog leashed and clean up after Fido.

Do You Have Televisions?

Yes, we have one television in the taproom for sports programming.

Do You Fill Growlers?

Yes! We also offer Meriwether Springs growlers for purchase on-site.

Do You Offer Tours?

At the moment we do not offer public tours, but if you are interested in a private tour and tasting of beer, wine, or both, please email us at

Do You Offer Overnight Accomodations?

Yes. We offer spacious and well-appointed accommodations in a spectacular cathedral-ceiling building that sleeps up to 14 people in three queen sized rooms and a loft bedroom arrangement. The beautiful and expansive post and beam building overlooks the vineyard and sits in the middle of 40 private acres which include hiking trails and a large lake. While the B&B space is exclusive to the rental, guests have access to winery & brewery. For a more more information, please contact us at or visit our VRBO and Airbnb accommodations links.


Email Us


(434) 244-5086


1040 Owensville Road Charlottesville, Virginia 22901


Closed for the season. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for updates regarding our re-opening date!