Philip Carter Winery offers the absolute perfect way for each and every person to enjoy the unique terroir and breathtaking beauty of Fauquier County. We invite you and your families to share these pastoral meadows, primordial forests, and gentle slopes lined with lush vineyards that we have called home for generations.

From a romantic walk through the Philip Carter vineyards to an elegant winemaker’s dinner in our grand Cleve Hall or the perfect personalized, private group tasting in our King Carter suite overlooking the vineyards, our incredible family winery is sure to satisfy!


The Vintage Virginia Tasting
$20.00 per person, by reservation only.

From the directive of Acte 12 in Colonial Williamsburg to the opening ceremonies of Philip Carter Winery in 2008 wine in Virginia was a foregone conclusion. Through an in depth look at wine through the centuries, this experience provides insight, history and taste. Wines from key vineyard across Virginia tell a beautiful story of culture, purpose and promise. As Philip Carter Winery anticipates the 250th Anniversary of the medal awarded to the Carter family in 1762 by the Royal Society of Arts in London for the first successful attempt at winemaking in America we are proud to promote a tasting that brings attention to those wineries who have led the industry in positioning Virginia as an international wine destination. This educational opportunity re-emphasizes our commitment to Virginia Wines and to their promotion. Special event.

The Art of Food & Wine
$25.00 per person, by reservation only.
Using local and regional cheeses, meats and condiments, this experience focuses on the art of pairing fine wine and food. Contrast, comparison and the challenge of discussion bring all the elements together for a wonderful educational opportunity. Held in our gracious Carter Suite, this experience is limited to 8 persons. Special event.

A Rosé by Any Other Name
$15.00 per person, by reservation only.
Featuring our beautiful and delightful “Danielle”, this tasting experience is done ‘blind’. Guests evaluate 5-6 rosé wines from across Virginia as related to color, clarity, aroma and taste. This educational opportunity re-emphasizes our commitment to Virginia Wines and to their promotion. Special event.

Tasting Price: $15 - $85 per person.


Wine 101 – The Art of Wine
Discover the basics of wine growing and production. Learn the ‘right way’ to taste and tips to basic wine and food pairing. Includes a tasting of the Philip Carter range of wines. $20.00 per person by reservation. Special event.

Wine 102 – Wine History in Virginia
Take a journey and discover the rich history of wine in Virginia and the significant role of the Carter family in that legacy. Includes a full tasting and VA cheese pairing. $20.00 per person by reservation. Special event.

The Art of Wine & Cheese
Experience and taste the wines of Philip Carter paired with domestic and imported cheeses. Learn the basics of pairing and how to create the perfect cheese course. Includes a tasting of four wines & cheeses. $25.00 per person by reservation. Special event.

Cooking with Wine
Gain insight into basic wine and cooking practices. Taste and learn how to use wine to enhance your meals. Includes a tasting of four wines paired with simple foods. $25.00 by reservation only. Special event.

Winery Tour and Picnic Package for Two
Includes a guided vineyard and winery tour, wine education and appreciation class in the King Carter Suite, artisanal cheeses and meats picnic items, two keepsake Philip Carter Winery tasting glasses and corkscrew
Guests will also receive a complimentary 10% discount on any purchase of a bottle of wine to take home.

Valid Thursday through Monday.


This winery offers Cheese Platters at the tasting room or restaurant.

This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.

This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.

There are areas to relax, eat and drink outside.

This winery offers small plates of food during wine tastings. Typically in the form of cheeses, meats or small sandwiches. 

This winery is popular for its vineyard views.

This winery is also a Wedding Venue. 

This winery offers a wine club that you can join. 

This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.

This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.

Wine Styles

  • Dessert Wines
  • Dry Red Wines
  • Dry White Wines
  • Fortified Wines
  • Port Wines
  • Sweet Wines
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