Linden, VA | (540) 364-1997
You won’t walk in on a wedding at this place — it’s all about the wine. The location is a high mountain ridge with dramatic views. The name of one of their wines, “Hardscrabble” gives a clue as to the terroir. Open Friday through Monday. Closed some holidays.
Glen Manor Vineyards
Front Royal, VA | (540) 635-6324
Only five miles from the entrance to Skyline Drive, this fourth generation mountain-side farm produced the 2012 Virginia Governor’s Cup winner with their 2009 Hodder Hill Bordeaux-styled red blend. Open Wednesday through Sunday, April through November. December through March, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.
Naked Mountain Vineyard
Markham, VA | (540) 364-1609
Home of great Chardonnay and those wonderful winter weekend Lasagna Lunches. Great views from the tasting room and deck. Open daily year round. Closed some holidays.
Huntly, VA | (540) 635-9398
Conveniently located on the way back from a day of hiking/driving in the Shenandoah National Park, this friendly spot boasts innovative state of the art winemaking, transplanted to Virginia from California. Open daily, year round.
Fox Meadow Vineyards
Linden, VA | (540) 636-6777
On a clear day, enjoy a 50 mile view of the seven mountain ranges from the deck of this new winery. Tastings feature pairing with cheeses, including some from Virginia. Open daily.
Chester Gap Cellars
Front Royal, VA | 540 636-8086
At 1,000 feet elevation, this vineyard sits at the “gap” leading into scenic Rappahannock County from Front Royal. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Memorial Day and Labor Day, and by appointment.
Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery
Stephens City, VA | (540) 869-9567
Area’s newest winery is practically around the corner from us (maybe 5 minutes) in a restored 1807 Federal Manor House. Open daily.
For a listing of more Virginia wineries to visit on your way here or on your way home, log onto http://www.virginiawine.org/