New World Approach.

A boutique winery located 10 miles from downtown Charlottesville

Old World Elegance.

The Future of Thatch Winery

We have an exciting announcement to share with you all today regarding the future of Thatch Winery.

We’ve been honored to serve as a place for friends, new and old, to gather and share in a love of great wine and good conversation in our beautiful corner of Charlottesville. Our wine has received top honors both locally and nationally. Our picturesque buildings & grounds have been the backdrop for countless brides and grooms to start their lives together, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

We will all hold on to those wonderful memories as Thatch begins its next chapter under the leadership of renowned Winemaker and neighbor, Michael Shaps. When he approached us at the beginning of the year, we knew that his expertise was the right fit for the future of the winery.

“Thatch is a beautiful facility and they’ve built a strong and loyal brand. My vision is to add to this with my 30 years of knowledge and passion for the Virginia Wine Industry,” Michael Shaps.

On June 27th, we will raise a glass to close out the end of the great Thatch Winery era and toast to new beginnings.

NOW is the time to stock up on all of your favorite Thatch Wine. All of our merchandise and wine will not be carried over to the new ownership, so we will be offering special pricing on bottles and cases.

We want to thank the incredible community who has supported us over the years, our loyal Reserve Club Members and our dedicated Thatch Winery team.

We wish Michael and his team the best for what the future holds under the thatched-roof!


The Thatch Winery Ownership Team

Jeff & Mel Miller and David & Esther Fratkin

Great Wine Takes Time. Enjoy the Journey!




Reserve Club


Group Tastings

Winery Weddings

Rustic Elegance, Modern Amenities.

A whole lot of fun, all under one Thatched Roof.

16 Acres Under Vine

In 2013, 4.5 acres of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon was added to the wineries existing 4 acres of Chardonnay and Petit Verdot. In 2014 the Traminette was replaced with Vidal Blanc. The vineyard was expanded once again in 2019 with Petit Verdot on one of our best plots of land.

11 Grape Varietals

The Thatch Wine portfolio consists of over a dozen wines made from eleven grape varietals in a broad variety of styles, each distinctive for its balance, complexity, and articulation of terroir. In our vineyard you'll find Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Chardonnay and Vidal Blanc.

Over 50 Top Awards

Our wine has been recognized nationwide in top competitions. Most notably our 2017 Riesling Reserve was awarded a coveted “double gold”, the highest honor available to any wine, in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This is considered the most prestigious competition in the United States.

30,000 Bottles Annually

We try to make it easy for you to get your hands on your favorite bottle of Thatch Wine. We deliver to numerous states and are continually expanding our distribution area.

2,904 Annual Games of Scrabble

... and counting! Since adding our giant Scrabble board in our renovated loft in 2018, we've seen some epic matches. Come show us what you've got! Bonus points if you play the word Thatch.

3,576 Logs Burned Annually

We like to heat things up around here. Whether you warm up by one of our two cozy fireplaces in the fall and winter, or enjoy our three fire pits in the spring and summer... we guarantee you'll want to kick back and stay a while.

Upcoming Events

There is always an event coming up for varying tastes.
Click HERE for full events Calendar

Latest Past Events

Barrel Tasting with the Winemaker

Thatch Winery 1650 Harris Creek Road, Charlottesville

Enjoy a barrel wine tasting with our winemaker Gavin Baum. Reserve Club Members only – RSVP to Tasting Room 434-295-1466

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