Eastwood Farm and Winery is somewhat the new kid on the block. It opened in 2018 and due to the pandemic, many still don’t know about it. So, we decided to check it out and see what the buzz is about for a Mommy and Me winery day. We chose Eastwood for this particular event because it boasts kid-friendly options and has plenty of space to play.
Eastwood is located near some other wineries, including Thatch, Mt. Ida Reserve and Michael Shaps Wineworks in the Scottsville area of Albemarle County. The atmosphere at Eastwood was warm, with lush dark, neutrals inside and bright airy seating outside. There are several options for seating. The winery boasts indoor couch seating, an outdoor tasting room, veranda seating and picnic tables and adirondack chairs.
The winery offers flights, wine slushies, wine by the glass and bottles and snack boxes (including a brunch box and snack box for kids, as well as kids’ drink options). Outside food is allowed in the outdoor areas, but not inside the barn. Between us, we tried all of the wines available via flights. Standouts included the viognier, white blend, cabernet franc and raspberry rosé. The wine slushy was also fantastic and a great size.
The white blend was Eastwood Farm and Winery’s first wine, which was released in October 2019. This wine is made entirely from Virginia-grown apples and pears and was awarded a silver medal in the 2020 Virginia Governor’s Cup. It really is a refreshing offering and a great wine to buy a bottle of when visiting the location and sipping there. Our group also enjoyed the viognier a lot.
Eastwood Farm took home silver and bronze medals in the 2021 Governor’s Cup. It won silver medals for the white blend and raspberry rose and bronze for its 2019 merlot, chardonnay and Meritage.