Mount Fair is a family owned and operated vineyard and equestrian facility located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a historic farm founded by the Brown Family in the mid 18th century.
Rich in Virginia tradition, today, Mount Fair features many elements of 250 years of sustainable farming.
The story of Mount Fair Farm is a colorful thread in the fabric of the history of Albemarle County, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the new nation that emerged in North America at the end of the 18th century. It is a story of the family of Benjamin Brown who took possession and settled this land and farmed it over 4 generations between 1743 and 1925.
Mount Fair has produced top Amateur Owner Hunters, Adult Hunters and Jumpers, and Professional Hunters for many years.
Our farming is relatively small in scale and is designed in keeping with our principles for sustainable land use and to enhance the beauty and economic viability of the property.
Mount Fair is committed to efficient and sustainable use of resources and, where practical, relies on renewable technologies for power, heating and cooling. We apply land management practices designed to enhance the health and quality of our soil and streams while minimizing the use of fertilizers and chemicals.
Mount Fair Farm includes 765 undeveloped acres known as Cedar Mountain Reserve (CMR), which is surrounded by the Shenandoah National Forest. Accessible by off-road vehicle, 15 minutes from the main farm house, the property’s eastern border runs along the ridges of Cedar and Pasture Fence Mountains, rising 3000’ above sea level and dropping 1400’ to the west into the valley of the north fork of the Moorman’s River, parallel to the Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive. Pristine and largely untouched since the creation of the National Park in the 1930’s, this land is teeming with wildlife, providing an ideal site to conduct biological research.