Charlottesville Chocolate Shop

Gearharts Fine Chocolates

Tim Gearhart created his Charlottesville Chocolate Shop, Gearharts Fine Chocolates, in 2001. His vision of fine chocolate making was taken from many years of experience in a variety of professional kitchen setting.  Tim was trained in pastry at The Culinary Institute of America. He later worked for world famous 5 Star Resort Keswick Hall and then helped launch Hamiltons’ at First & Main as the pastry chef.  We are excited that Tim and his team landed in Charlottesville to bring their sweet chocolate treats.  Recently Gearharts moved from West Main Street to the their new location at Ridge McIntrie Rd.  At their new location their is a wall of windows open to the chocolatiers at work.  If you have ever wanted to see artisan chocolates being made this is the perfect spot for you.  There are a variety of chocolate making machines with dark and milk chocolates being dripped and draped and cut and rolled!  Order an espresso or hot chocolate, take a seat, and marvel at the white coated men and woman mold free form chocolate into mini works of tasty art.