Taste the adventure! Southern Virginia has more than 35 wineries that offer everything from tastings and tours to special events and bed-and-breakfast lodgings, among other amenities.
Wine enthusiasts are sure to enjoy sampling the region’s unique flavors and relaxing in these cozy venues throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. View several regional wineries below:
Since opening to the public in the spring of 2011, Whitebarrel has become a place to relax and enjoy distinctive wines. Since 2006, Whitebarrel, previously known as Attimo, has grown from a small patch of “test vines” to a large vineyard and tasting room.
Vines have been planted every year, beginning in 2007 through the present with many vines bearing fruit beginning in 2010. There are now over 11,000 vines on the property & many thousand raspberry and blackberry plants.
Maison Beliveau and Beliveau Estate Winery
Situated on 165 acres in the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains of the Catawba Valley, award-winning Beliveau Estate Winery is one of the newest wineries in Southwest Virginia. Along with the Maison Beliveau Bed & Breakfast on site—and glorious expanses of lavender—Beliveau Estate offers the perfect venue for weddings and other special events.
Located in Floyd County, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette offers special events year-round, including Sunday brunches and live music, as well as daily tours of the production area, which include wine tastings and a short history of Virginia wine-making.
Firefly Hill Vineyards
A family-owned and operated Virginia Farm Winery in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Firefly Hill Vineyards seeks to educate others about one of the world’s oldest professions and to expose them to the sophisticated beauty of the transformation from grape to wine. The vineyards are open for tours and tastings by appointment.
Carroll County’s first winery and Southwest Virginia’s only meadery, Blacksnake Meadery is a family-owned and operated business in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Since opening, Blacksnake has introduced an ever-growing population of honeybees that produce at least half of the honey in the meads, as well as cultivate the numerous wild apples, crabapples, and berries on the property.
Foggy Ridge Cider
Drawn from its orchards, Foggy Ridge Cider in Carroll County uses more than 30 American, English, and French apple varieties to create several traditional ciders and one cider and apple brandy blend, each known for its depth and balance.
AmRhein’s Wine Cellars
With vineyards in Bent Mountain, Franklin County, and Botetourt County, AmRhein’s Wine Cellars, owned and operated by a Virginia family, specializes in wines with a German influence. Having received numerous awards, AmRhein’s wines are considered some of the finest on the East Coast.
Did You Know?
Beliveau Estate Winery was voted 2013 Silver Best Winery by the readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine.