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Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyard

13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa  |  |  540-894-1536

Remarkable Wines in a Relaxing Atmosphere

Two Vineyards...Two Terroirs...

One Goal...Quality 100% Virginia Wine 

Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard is located in Louisa County, Virginia, nestled amongst rolling hills in a traditional farming community. The estate was licensed as the 53rd farm winery in Virginia in July of 1999 (we were formerly known as Cooper Vineyards). In July of 2015 the winery was sold to Dave and Susan Drillock, who have since made it their personal mission to craft quality Virginia wines that express the uniqueness of the Virginia terroir.

Currently we are tending two vineyards, the 53rd Vineyard located in Louisa, Virginia and the Simmons Gap Vineyard located in Free Union, Virginia. The 53rd Vineyard site has 22 acres with 18 in production: Albarino, Chardonel, Viognier, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. The Simmons Gap site, also known as Windy Meadows Vineyard, has 12 acres in production, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Our annual case production fluctuates around 4000, and we have a substantial wine club with over 850 members. Our wine club members are invited to monthly appreciation days, winemaker dinners, elevated tasting experiences and more.

Chill, relax and enjoy at our site in Louisa, Virginia and be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook pages to stay in the know.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on our covered patio overlooking the vineyard! An outdoor tasting bar is provided so that you can enjoy your wine tasting or flights with your canine companion. For health and safety concerns we prohibit dogs from entering into the tasting room or pavilion.


Highest level of sustainability awarded by US Green Building Council

Meet Noche

Virginia's first chocolate-infused wine. More here.

Good to Know


Outside Food Okay

Kids Welcome

Light Fare

Pet Friendly

Completely Accessible

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