We're open 11-6 Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus holiday Mondays throughout the year - rain (or snow) or shine, with music by the fireplace most Saturdays, comfy couches and tables ...for wine, local saack food and great hospitality and relaxation. If we have a weather-related issue it will be posted here and on our voicemail. Look forward to seeing everyone.

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We are now offering seated wine flights and gourmet cheese, charcuterie and dessert (OMG) platters. Flights include current releases, premium selections and sold out older vintages from our Library. Seated, table service, relaxed atmosphere, with no reservations. Same great DuCard service, quality and congeniality; same great views. A fun alternative to 'standard tastings at the bar.' A nice review from the Cville Guide magazine is here. Current menu is here. And a Facebook photo album is here.

The food and wine pairings program, typically held behind the scenes in our barrel room, will still be available for groups, on an advance reservation basis. Here's a recent blog post on that program, with more details and reservations available here.


DuCard: #1 on Trip Advisor

We're delighted to announce that we are the top rated winery in Central Virginia. THANK YOU !

Fine print: Highest average stars; 6 county region; minimum 50 reviews; data through end of prior year

DUCARD FEATURED ON NEW "UN-WINED" WINE AND FOOD SERIES: check out the profile of our operation, our wines and some nice food pairings here.


Music on the Patio

Our tradition of great music on the patio and by the fireside continues at DuCard, most Saturdays throughout the year - singer-songwriters, local guitarists and duos, crooners, (light) rockers and more. Perfect for a gorgeous afternoon. No cover, Dog friendly. See Calendar page for more details. INCLUDING Special Sunday events: solar power 'seminar,' painting classes, special interest talks, and more


NEW RELEASE: Triskele 2014

We're pleased to release the last of the fantastic 2014 vintage wines. Triskele is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot, made only in the best years. This limited production wine has outstanding character, with dark berry flavors and rich tannins, aged in oak for a year and in bottle for another two and a half years. We welcome tasting it for you in the DuCard tasting room.


Holiday Seasom at DuCard

Avoid the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains with a great bottle of wine, sitting at our comfy couches by the fireplace perhaps. Starting 12/1 we return to regular hours - open 11-6 Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season.

You can also do some shopping, as all our merchandise will be on sale 20% to 40% off! We've got some great, unique stocking-stuffers for wine lovers. You can also get personalized, engraved wine glasses from renowned glass engraver Patty Sevre who will be on-site


Green Winery of the Year

We're proud to announce that DuCard has been named a Green Travel Star Award winner, as the green winery of the year, for our environmental stewardship and sustainability practices. This includes our new TESLA charging station (also for other electric cars). Available to customers at no "charge" so drive on out to see us.



We have a gorgeous venue for weddings and other special events - click pic above to see video and other info


NEW: Nationwide Shipping

We love having you drink our wines out in our backyard, above, but now you can have them shipped to you for drinking in your own backyard. Our new partnership with VinoShipper handles the mind-numbing state-by-state complexities (some states still not allowed though), so you can just go to their site and order (here). Pow. So ... want more of your favorites before they sell out? Bam. Want to share DuCard with friends for birthdays, anniversaries and more? Easy. And: you can now join our great Wine Club too, previously only open to Virginia residents (details here). Note: current members contact us directly for shipping, to ensure your discount.


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11–6 & by Appointment | Fri.–Sun. & Mon. Holidays | Daily, Sept.–Nov. | 540.923.4206 | 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison County), VA 22719
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