South River Vineyard is an exceptional property offering a magnificent 5,000± sq. ft. home carefully sited with majestic and expansive views of the protected South River Valley. The 92.6± rural acres offer rolling meadows, mature forestland and a productive 5 acre vineyard with additional acreage ready to plant.

    The Home

    In constructing this home in 1992, the owners had a vision of a unique living space that captures the natural beauty of the rural South River Valley, yet blends naturally into the surrounding landscape. The elegant 5,000 sq. ft. executive retreat boasts an incredible flowing floor plan, traffic flow and living spaces. The home is a Deck House style of the highest quality, utilizing Douglas Fir, Mahogany, Pine and Cedar. The living level features a Master Suite, two baths, kitchen, living, dining, family and laundry rooms. The upper level has two bedrooms, bath and a loft area. The finished lower level has large, open living areas and a large office with built-in shelving, a half bath, wine cellar and storage room. The two car garage is suitable for large SUV’s and pickup trucks. This is a quiet and lovely setting where one can enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from the wraparound deck, screened porch or covered patio. This artisan home will inspire you! All rooms capture panoramic mountain views, seasonal color, radiating light and nature’s beauty, through soaring windows and ceilings.

    The Vineyard

    The vineyard is situated at the ideal elevation of 800-900 feet above sea level, allowing for excellent air flow, frost protection and superior wine grape growing conditions. Five acres of mature grapes and two acres ready to plant produce Chardonnay, Petit Mensang and Viognier grapes currently supplying several nearby award winning wineries.

    The Guest House/Caretakers Residence

    The guest house (currently the farm managers residence) is nestled far off the main entry road. It has 925± sq. ft. of living space with two bedrooms, large kitchen/dining area, living room, plus one full bath, all on the upper level. The lower level has 925± sq. ft. serving as a shop and equipment storage, with large overhead doors. There is an additional full bath with shower on the lower level.

    The Land

    The rural and unspoiled natural beauty of this property and the surrounding countryside are what makes this a very special place. A combination of rolling pastureland, mature forest, ¼ acre pond, vineyard and spectacular views make this a highly desirable estate. This property and many of the surrounding properties are now protected with conservation easements which will insure the protection of the land and the magnificent views for generations to come. The conservation easement allows for a winery, supporting buildings for the vineyard and other agricultural uses. Also allowed is the expansion of existing homes plus the right to build an additional residence.


    From Charlottesville, VA: Take Rt. 29 North and go West on Rt. 33, go right on Rt. 230, go left on Octonia Rd. to property on left. Address: 1677 Octonia Rd. Stanardsville, VA 22973
    Just 25 miles from Charlottesville, 89 miles from Richmond and 105 miles from Washington D.C.


    Asking Price


    Agent: Charlie Wade, REALTOR (540) 597-6764 (mobile)
    Boyd Temple, REALTOR (540) 797-3646 (mobile)