Historic Farm House Located At Cardinal Point Winery Near Charlottesville
About Susan Gorman
Years ago, while stationed in the small city of Bad Kreuznach, Germany on the banks of the Nahe River, Paul and Ruth Gorman discovered a passion for the Riesling wines that were crafted with care in the little vineyards surrounding the town. It was then and there that they decided to add their own vineyard to their retirement plans. While stationed in Panama, Paul and Ruth came up to Virginia to look for a property to which to retire. The property has been an apple and peach orchard in the past, as well as a sheep farm. Although the building was rather shambling, the Gormans bought it knowing that it could be restored to something beautiful. In 1985, Paul retired from the army, and they moved to their farm in Afton, which they called Cardinal Point. Their first order of business was to install the first four acres — two acres each of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon — on what is now Cardinal Point Vineyard. While eldest son John, a graduate of UVa's architecture school, oversaw the renovation of the old farmhouse on the property, daughter Sarah and youngest son Tim tended the vines while home from school during the summers. Tim took over as full-time Vineyard Manager in 1989, and has grown the Vineyard to 15 acres, supporting a variety of vinifera. In 2002, Paul and Ruth finally realized their dream of erecting a winery on the premises. Tim now adds wine making to his farm duties, and the rest of the family share responsibilities in the enterprise. We are proud to have Cardinal Point on the property, and we hope you will enjoy what it has to offer.
Susan Gorman purchased this Farmhouse in 1982
Why Susan Gorman chose Afton
The Afton and northern part of Nelson County is a beautiful and very special place. It is conveniently located just 25 minutes from Charlottesville and 15 minutes from both Waynesboro and Crozet. There is so much to do in our area and so many natural resources to take advantage of, that we think you will also enjoy your stay at Cardinal Point.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
With owner approval and PET FEE.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful property, wonderful weekend
Best Place EVER!
This was our second time booking this for a girls weekend and it was nothing short of amazing! Everything is clean and perfect and the property itself is just beautiful. Susan was very communicative even when we had some late night oven troubles. If you have a big group and want to have an unforgettable experience I highly recommend staying here. Don't forget to take advantage of the wine tasting too!
Private stay on a family vineyard
The farmhouse is very comfortable. The pool is perfect size and the views of the Blueridge are stunning. The owners are very friendly and we felt right at home!
The farmhouse is amazing! You will love it.
Beautiful Views and lots to do
Located at the top of the vineyard, the house is adorable, with beautiful views and privacy. You can't see another house from the yard. The pool and the vineyard provide enough activities to stay at the house. The house has everything you could possibly need and everything you forgot. It sleeps and seats 10 comfortably. My trip was for a ladies weekend.
This is a perfect getaway for fun, relaxation, and wine. It is also located near other vineyards and breweries so you can get out and explore if you wish.
Susan and everyone else at the vineyard are so welcoming and friendly. This is my second time back to this house and I hope to return again.
My friends and I had an incredible stay at the farm house! We were absolutely blown away by the views and could not have been more grateful for our weekend away. The house has everything you need and it has plenty of room for a big group (we had 11 people). Susan was also great to work with – I highly recommend reserving your stay at the farm house!
The Farmhouse at Cardinal Point is located on the property of Cardinal Point Winery. Wine tastings, occasional music events, light fare and purchases by the glass and bottle are all available. We are situated on the Nelson 151 thoroughfare, which offers access to many other wineries, breweries, a cider and distillery, not to mention several restaurants. The Wintergreen Ski Resort is under 30 minutes away and the entrance to the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are a mere 10 minutes away. If hiking is your thing, you are in luck!