The rich soil, ideal climate, and serene vineyard landscape of the Shenandoah Valley have produced grapes and succulent wine that have delighted wine fans all over the world. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or searching for a romantic activity for you and your sweetheart, a visit to these local wineries is an absolute must during your stay with us!
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.
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 Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. Closed some holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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. Closed some holidays.
Hume, VA | (540) 635-3200
Desert Rose Winery is recognized throughout the country for its exceptional wines and warm hospitality. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll be greeted like a member of the family and invited to indulge in one of three memorable tasting options while conversing around the bar. The winery is inspired by the Wild West, so feel free to walk around and enjoy the western ranch setting or admire mementos from around the globe. Open daily.
Delaplane, VA | (540) 364-6402
The doors of Barrel Oak Winery opened in Delaplane, VA in 2008 and welcomed people from all walks of life, including children and dogs! In fact, the winery was recognized as the most family-friendly winery in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2012! Today, you, your family, and your furry friends will be welcome to taste the winery’s award-winning selections and relax in its warm and inviting atmosphere. Open daily.
Berryville, VA | (540) 955-5510
Comprised of 100-acres, Veramar Vineyard subscribes to the philosophy that “balanced vines make the best wine.” Their vineyards are planted to a series of east-facing hillsides. This protects the vines from the hot afternoon sun and promotes the retention of volatile aromatic compounds in the fruit. The winery is open year-round and offers tours and tastings from noon until 5 p.m. (7 p.m. on Saturdays).
For a listing of more Virginia wineries to visit on your way here or on your way home, log onto http://www.virginiawine.org/