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about South and Nelson

Southern Albemarle, Nelson, and part of Buckingham County make up this dynamic region of Virginia.

There is much to explore here including the famous Route 151, which is unarguably the heart of central Virginia’s wine industry. Breweries, cideries, and distilleries can also be found on Route 151.

Small historic towns are scattered throughout the rural countryside, offering great opportunities to explore unique shops, markets, and museums. Locally owned restaurants offer delicious cuisine typically made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Hiking, canoeing, and fishing are available for the more adventurous. You will not want to miss an opportunity to visit and explore this region and all it has to offer.  


Lovingston, a quaint and picturesque village nestled in the Virginia foothills is located approximately 30 minutes from Charlottesville. This charming destination is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Lovingston’s prime location offers easy access to a plethora of nearby attractions and activities. Come explore the various facets of Lovingston, from its cozy eateries and historic inns to its vibrant cultural scene and unique shopping experiences. 


Tucked along the meandering James River in Albemarle County, the Town of Scottsville represents a picture-perfect blend of history, architecture, and natural beauty. Recognized as the Scottsville Historic District, the town boasts a rich architectural heritage that spans over two centuries. As you explore the town, you’ll find numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, dining, and entertainment, all within a charming, small-town setting. 

Route 151

Route 151 starts in Southern Albemarle County then transverses into Nelson County within a few short miles. This winding broadly traveled road meanders through the Monticello AVA region cultivating some of the best award-winning wines in the state. Breweries, distilleries, cideries and eateries can be found within a short distance eventually leading to Wintergreen Resort.