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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.

Event Venues

Surrounded on all sides by mountains, Mount Fair provides an extraordinary setting for events. From hosting a small dinner at the Paddock House or Greenhouse to hosting weddings for up to 200 in our riding arena or on our fields, our venues can be used in multiple ways to entertain in uniquely creative ways.

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Equestrian

Mount Fair has produced top Amateur Owner Hunters, Adult Hunters and Jumpers, and Professional Hunters for many years.

      Vineyard

The gently rolling hills of Mount Fair, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, provide an ideal terroir for our Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc vineyard. Planted on a southeasterly sloping hill, our grapes are bathed by early morning sunlight and benefit from the drying effects of the prevailing summer mountain breezes.

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Sustainability

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.

Agriculture

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.

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Research

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.

History

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.

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