Recent News Updates:
June 2015 - Gold and Silver medals in San Francisco!
February 2015 - Our Albarino wins Gold in the 2015 Governor’s Cup CompetitionRead more Recent News >>
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We are open daily year-round for tours and tastings. For more information, please visit our Tastings & Tours page. If your group consists of more than 6 people, please call for advance reservations at (804) 224-8687.
Wondering what else you can do in our area? Be sure to visit our Things to Do in the Area page! Also check out our two delightful guest cottages, The Pointe and Summerton, perfect for overnight stays in our area.
What the Critics are saying about Ingleside:
“10 Must-Visit Virginia Wineries”
“6 Virginia Winemakers to Keep Your Eye On”
“Top 3 Virginia Wine Day Trip Destinations”
“5 Washington Area Wines to Try” (Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2007)
“7 Virginia Wineries You Must Try”
“The Coast’s Best Wine Vacations”
If you love wine and learning about wine, be sure to check our wine clubs! We have two great clubs, the Estate Club and the Case Club. Members can enjoy benefits that include access to exclusive Library wines, private member-only events, wine discounts and more. Learn more at our Wine Clubs page.
Upcoming Events at the Winery
Dec 5-6 & 12-13 - Holiday Open Houses
Dec 6 - Estate Club Pickup Day Reception
For the full calendar of events, please visit our Events At The Winery page. For offsite events, please visit our Offsite Events & Festivals page. To receive news and updates about our events, please join our Email List.
To see more recent awards, please visit our Awards and Recent News pages.
History of Ingleside Vineyards
Escape to Ingleside Vineyards...Our unspoiled and unpretentious surroundings offer an atmosphere of relaxation; the perfect getaway from the hectic life of the city. Ingleside embraces the casual attitude and lifestyle of the Chesapeake Region. We invite you to experience our exceptional wines and indulge yourself in the rich history and beauty of Virginia’s Northern Neck.
Nearby, you will find the birthplaces of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, and James Monroe, among many other key historical spots of interest, including Ingleside Plantation. Built in 1834, it first served as a boys’ school known as Washington Academy. During the Civil War it was used as a garrison and later a courthouse. Since 1890, the Flemer family has owned and operated this grand estate encompassing more than 3,000 acres and for the first fifty years it functioned as a dairy farm.
However, in 1940 Carl Flemer Jr. had bigger plans and throughout the years the estate evolved into Ingleside Plantation Nursery and then Ingleside Vineyards after stumbling upon the fact that our location and conditions are prime for growing high quality wine grapes.
Opening in 1980, under the direction of Doug Flemer, Ingleside Vineyards is one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries and produces over 18 varieties of wine from estate-grown grapes. For over thirty years, our hand-crafted wines have won numerous awards and top honors in state, national and international wine competitions, such as the London International Wine & Spirit Competition, the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition.
Ingleside was the first winery in Virginia to produce a methode champenoise sparkling wine. We were also the first winery in Virginia to bottle a varietal Petit Verdot, now one of our flagship wines and recent winner of "Best Petit Verdot" at the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Ingleside Vineyards is also part of the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, recently voted the #1 Wine Trail in Eastern Virginia by the readers of Virginia Living Magazine. The Trail is a great way to explore the wineries of the Chesapeake Bay region.
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