Local Attractions

There are plenty of local attractions we highly recommend for your enjoyment. Whether you're an avid hiker, wine connoisseur, or foodie, you will not lack options when visiting Monte Ventoso.

We have put together a carefully procured list of local attractions below.  We hope you enjoy some of the best Virginia has to offer!

Wineries, Cideries, and Breweries


  • Early Mountain Vineyards
  • Bald Top Brewing
  • DuCard Vineyards
  • Prince Michel Vineyards

Gordonsville (23 miles):

  • Horton Vineyards

Barboursville (24 miles):

  • Barboursville Vineyards

Rappahannock (30 miles):

  • Rappahannock Cellars

Charlottesville (33 miles):

  • Veritas Vineyards
  • Trump Winery
  • King Family Vineyards
  • Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
  • Castle Hill Cider
  • South Street Brewery
  • Jefferson Vineyards
  • Potter's Craft Cider Garden
  • Bold Rock Cidery Carter Mountain


There are many excellent restaurants in the counties surrounding Madison, we highly recommend the following.


  • Bavarian Chef

Orange (18 miles):

  • Inn at Willow Grove
  • Forked on Main

Gordonsville (23 miles):

  • Restaurant Rouchambeau

Barboursville (24 miles):

  • Palladio Restaurant

Sperryville (25 miles):

  • Three Blacksmiths
  • Rapahhanock Pizza Kitchen

Washington, VA (32 miles):

  • Inn at Little Washington

Charlottesville (33 miles):

  • C&O Restaurant
  • Prime 109
  • Burton's Grill
  • The Juice Laundry

Festivals & Events


  • Graves Mountain Apple Harvest (Oct)
  • Taste of the Mountains (Sep)
  • Early Mountain Oyster Festival (Oct)
  • DuCard Oyster Festival (Sep)

Charlottesville (33 miles):

  • Friday's After Five (Apr-Sep)
  • Wind Down Wednesdays (Jul-Aug)
  • Carter Mountain Fall Fest (Oct)
  • Martha's Market (Nov)
  • Crozet Winter Brews (Dec)

Hiking Trails


  • White Oak Canyon
  • Old Rag

Shenandoah National Park

  • Has entrances from Madison and most surrounding counties.

Farmers Markets

While Charlottesville City Market is the most established, Madison, Culpeper, and Orange Counties have a small, limited presence.


Charlottesville (33 miles):

Culpeper (21 miles):