For many years, the founders imagined creating a space where family and friends could spend mornings watching grandchildren chase butterflies, afternoons hiking for wild berries and animal tracks, and evenings telling stories around a bonfire or just watching the lightning bugs. Eastwood Farm and Winery is the realization of this dream. We look forward to an opportunity to welcome you to the farm to enjoy the natural beauty along with award-winning wines and great food in an atmosphere where you can relax with your loved ones and take a moment to enjoy the simple pleasures all around us.
Meet the Eastwood Farm
and Winery Family
An Interview with Megan Taub
Resident Feature by Jennifer McArtor
Tell us a little bit about your family. Who makes up your family?
My mother, two sisters, and I moved to Charlottesville in 1999 when my mother started law school at the University of Virginia. My sisters and I attended St. Anne’s Belfield School before leaving for college and ultimately returning to build Eastwood Farm and Winery.
My mother is a commodities lawyer, widely recognized for her work helping large agricultural companies develop innovative structure to enable them to grow and adapt to a changing world, including by developing biodigesters and other new technologies intended to combat and adapt to climate change. She was recognized as a 2021 Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for her work designing products to support innovation unsustainable agriculture and renewable energy. In 2016, she purchased the original 1800’s farm of Thomas Jefferson’s builder, John Dunkum, with the vision of opening a winery on the property. Having spent her career working at the national level, she felt a strong calling to pivot to a more local focus. She looks forward to putting her experience to work in furthering Virginia’s agricultural interests.
The New Kid on the Block
Published by Ramble Virginia, A Limo Company's Guide to Exploring Virginia
When arriving at Eastwood Farm and Winery, you will notice their sign shows a Blue Boar clenching a branch within its jaws. Stylistically, it feels very old world European, and, for lack of a better phrase, it looks good, at least to me. However, I felt that there was more going on with this imagery than just artistic design.
I knew that the Boar has long been a symbol of hospitality, but I decided to do a little further digging into this symbol. Historically, boar meat was the feast of choice for honored guests. Boars are notoriously fearless. They challenge all who challenge them, man and beast alike. Because they were so difficult to hunt, serving it to guests was a way to show respect and generosity to your visitors. Plus, it is mighty tasty.