Feast! Where to Eat and Drink in Virginia Wine Country by Food Network

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the area around Charlottesville, Virginia has emerged as a wine destination with a booming food scene. Here's where to spend your weekend eating and drinking.

Where to Eat Lunch

Most wineries are more than happy to accommodate a picnic, especially if you buy a bottle to enjoy with it. Picking up provisions around Charlottesville is a fun activity in itself. Stop by the charmingly rustic Greenwood Gourmet Grocery for hearty sandwiches made with meats from the acclaimed local Polyface Farms, plus fresh sides and a to-go coffee from their tiny barista station upfront.

At Feast!, a bright and airy gourmet market that opened in 2002, the shelves are stocked with local products and prepared foods. You could spend an hour at the cheese counter alone, chatting and sampling with the friendly and well-informed staff. The shopping area around Feast! has become a food lover's paradise.

Stop into Albemarle Baking Company for wonderful crusty bread and pastries, Gearharts Fine Chocolates for something sweet, and The Spice Diva for eclectic blends to experiment with back home. 

Read the full article by Sara Levine: https://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurants/photos/where-to-eat-and-drink-in-virginia-wine-country