8 Incredible Destinations for Your Bachelorette Party at a Vineyard

Charlottesville, Virginia

Courtesy of Pippin Hill


Looking to infuse your bachelorette party weekend with an air of Southern sophistication? Look no further than this college town, home to the University of Virginia, and the surrounding countryside of Albemarle. When it comes to accommodation, your options range from chic Keswick Hallwhich reopened last summer with clay tennis courts, an infinity pool and a chic new restaurant by internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, at the artsy Odditya colorful, contemporary hotel with a rooftop bar and gift shop that’s cooler than it should be.

If you’re going the Airbnb route, book in the Belmont area. It is located away from college students, but still within walking distance of cafes and restaurants.

Must-visit wineries include King Family Vineyardswhere you can enjoy polo matches, refreshing rosé and a lively lawn; Pippin Hill, which is run by the same people behind Charleston’s elegant Zero George Hotel; and, a little further, Early mountain vineyard, where the cheese and charcuterie platters pair best with the four-course “Virginia” flight and are enjoyed on the outdoor terrace. (Open to expanding your palate? Both Potter and castle hill offer stellar cider and beautiful natural scenery.)

Come dine, indulge in a multi-course tasting menu at Broadclothor go casual with seafood at Public fish and oysters. And if you need a break from drinking, Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall is full of adorable shops, and the hike to humpback rock is sure to help you sweat out any lingering hangovers.

Joseph K. Bennett