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Rolling hills of wine country around Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and 50,000 residents, is a hotbed of global flavors. Any nation’s cuisine you are craving can be found in this city. Get a taste of the Philippines at Manila Street where traditional dishes such as lumpia, pancit, and adobo are prepared by Philippine-born Fernando Biazon Dizons. French flavors crafted by native Jose de Britound await at Cafe Frank in dishes such as beef tartare and moules frites or complex combinations like quenelles de brochet. Hummus, baba ganoush, kisir, white bean salad, and dolmas bring Turkish elements to town at Sultan Kebab. And authentic Mexican restaurants of Conmole and Al Carbon highlight cuisine and allow customers to be transported from Charlottesville across the border. Charlottesville offers a range of options for you to pick from, so there is a restaurant for every mood you are in.

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Globe-Trotting through Charlottesville Restaurants

In addition to the region’s signature Southern fare, Charlottesville's growing international community lends a greater variety of cuisines than ever before.

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A Guide to Charlottesville’s Black-Owned Restaurants

Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia have a growing number of Black-owned restaurants. Whether you’re looking for classic soul food, barbecue, pastries, or experimental Southern cuisine, these are the can’t miss Black-owned businesses to visit

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A Local’s Guide to Charlottesville

Since coming back to Charlottesville from LA, pastry chef Rachel de Jong of Cou Cou Rachou seeks out international fare while leaning on classical comforts.

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Exploring the Food Scene in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Meet the rising chefs and cutting-edge restaurants shaping the food scene in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

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Explore the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia

What began as a single vineyard in the 1970s, the Monticello Wine Trail has grown into more than forty internationally acclaimed wineries in Virginia.

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The Essential Guide to Charlottesville and Albemarle County’s Monticello Wine Trail

Get a glimpse of Charlottesville and Albemarle County's world-renowned wine scene along the Virginia Wine Trail during Virginia's Wine Month.

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20+ Award-Winning Wineries On the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia

Escape to the Monticello Wine Trail of Virginia Wine Country in Albemarle County and plot your visit to 21 award-winning wineries.

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Plot Your Course through Virginia Wine Country

With more than two hundred vineyards and wineries, Virginia has made its mark as a wine country destination. For a manageable getaway, we’ve outlined how to drink your way through the Shenandoah Valley.

Vineyards for Virginia wines cover the rolling hills at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Albemarle County

Virginia Wineries Along the Monticello Wine Trail

Get a glimpse of Charlottesville and Albemarle County's world-renowned wine scene along the Monticello Wine Trail during Virginia's Wine Month.

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Savor the Season in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Vibrant colors and changing leaves in the picturesque, mountainous wineries of Charlottesville, Virginia make it a perfect fall destination.


The Quirk Hotel, Charlottesville

Set in the heart of downtown, the Quirk Hotel is an art-focused space walking distance (or a quick drive) of the city’s most active districts.

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Women in Wine: Eastwood Farm & Winery | Video

Eastwood Farm & Winery is truly a multigenerational business ran by Athena Eastwood and her daughters Hannah Velie and Megan Taub.

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Charlottesville Women Making an Impact in Wine | Video

Discover the Charlottesville women who are helping shape an innovative, collaborative, and diverse future for the regions wine industries.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, Named Wine Region of the Year 

In its short 40-year history, the Monticello Wine Trail has blossomed from a modest collection of wineries into the Wine Region of the Year.

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Virginia is for (food) lovers and Richmond is the perfect place to visit.

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Washington DC

For a city only recently coming into its culinary prowess, Washington DC restaurants and markets serve as ambassadors to global flavors.

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For history lovers, there are few destinations in America as transporting as the city of Williamsburg, a glimpse back into the Colonial era.