7 Virginia Wineries You Should Try


1. Barren Ridge Vineyards


984 Barren Ridge Road, Fishersville, VA 22939
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Located on the Higgs family’s former apple orchard, Barren Ridge Vineyards is now home to Augusta County’s premier winery, Barren Ridge Vineyards. John and Shelby Higgs cleared the overgrown land and planted it with grapevines that now produce award-winning wines.

They also converted their 1890′s apple barn into a state-of-the-art winery, preserving the original structure and wooden beams. The Tasting Room features carefully handcrafted wines that are available daily for tastings.

The winery is open seven days a week for complimentary tours, and the patio is always ready for picnics and sunset-viewing.

2. Peaks Of Otter Winery


2118 Elmos Road, Bedford, Virginia 24523
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Peaks of Otter Winery’s mission is to be good stewards of the land, the fruit, the community, and the consumer. To produce wines that are pleasant and fun to make, taste, sell, and drink. To make all who come feel special, valued, appreciated and a part of their family farm.

3. Casanel Vineyards


17956 Canby Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20175
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Casanel Vineyards is located just minutes from the town of Leesburg, Virginia on a county gravel road. Over forty breath-taking acres surround their beautifully restored stone barn tasting room. There are plenty of places on the vineyard to sit back and savor a glass of their award winning wines.

4. Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyards


201 Church Street, Rural Retreat, Virginia 24368
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Rural Retreat Winery & Vineyards purchased Dye’s Vineyards in February of 2007. Dye’s previously had been in business for over 10 years in Honaker, VA. The winery and tasting room are located in the middle of downtown Rural Retreat in two historic buildings. In the spring of 2008 they planted their vineyard in Rural Retreat, about a half mile out of town limits. They also lease a vineyard in Stuart, Va and did their first harvest in the Fall of 2008.

5. Molliver Vineyards


2046 Waller Rd., Nathalie, Virginia 24577
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Molliver Vineyards and Winery is located on 134+ acres of rolling scenic and tranquil Southern Virginia countryside. They are less than 1 hour from North Carolina, and convenient to Roanoke, Richmond, and Washington DC.

They are a destination winery, somewhat remote, but offer many things to do when you get there. They have developed the wine tasting to be synergistic with the 134 acre property, including giant screen (seventeen foot wide) entertainment, hiking, picnicking, and wildlife watching. Their dining area can seat 40 people for functions. There is unlimited capacity for outdoor events.

6. Stone Mountain Vineyards


1376 Wyatt Mountain Road, Dyke, VA 22935
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Stone Mountain Vineyards is situated atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greene County, Virginia (elevation approx. 1700 ft.). It was established in 1995 with the first pressing in 1998. You are invited to relax on the mountain and partake of panoramic views while enjoying their fine wines. A picnic area is available. Tastings and Tours of the winery are available including a visit to their wine cave where aging by nature’s own temperature takes place.

7. Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery


8215 Oak Crest Drive, King George, Virginia 22485
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Enjoy the changing seasons at Oak Crest Winery with your friends and family. Share a glass of wine paired with their delicious cheese and sausage selection. The tasting room offers tastings of their currently available wines. Taste the Bordeaux-style reds, and Rhine-style whites ranging from dry dinner wines to luscious sweet dessert wines. Bring your own picnic lunch to accompany their wine and enjoy the woodland beauty of King George County on the deck or patio.

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