Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards
(previously known as cooper vineyards)
13372 Shannon Hill Road
Louisa, VA 23093
Located midway between Richmond and Charlottesville in Louisa County, Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards is nestled among rolling hills in a traditional farming community. The Winery now consists of 103 acres with 22 acres planted to different varietals. Nestled among rolling hills in a traditional farming community, the goal of new owners, David and Susan Drillock, is to create quality wines that express their varietal character. The varietals include Albarino, Cabernet Franc, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Vidal Blanc and Viognier. Future plantings will include Chamborcin and Vignoles.
We also have planted a new vineyard at Free Union in Albermarle County VA, part of the Monticello AVA. The Monticello AVA is an American Viticulture Area located in the central Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new area will consist of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Viognier with the first harvest expected in 2017! Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards was licensed as the 53rd Virginia Farm Winery in July of 1999. The initial planting of two acres was started by the original owners, Jeff Cooper and Jacque Hogge. The first year production was 250 cases and now Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards bottles approximately 6,000 cases.