Wineries To Visit In The Shenandoah Valley

The Shenandoah Valley is a leader in winery regions in the Eastern United States. It’s because of their wide variety of vineyards and unique grape producing soil. Winery tours are a great way to get your hands on some Shenandoah wine or also at one of the many local restaurants. If you’re making your winery tour a vacation, romantic cabins in Virginia are the perfect way to top off a romantic getaway. Here are the best wineries to visit on your next Shenandoah Valley vacation.

Bluestone Vineyard, Bridgewater

Bluestone Vineyard is located in the middle of the beautiful Bluestone Valley on what used to be the Rocby Holsteins dairy farm. The vineyard gets its name from the bluestone limestone that makes up the soil.  Bluestone expanded in 2015 and purchased more land to produce 2018 wines. You can tour the winery every day of the week and taste red, white, sweet, or reserve wines. Try a glass of wine as you sit on their beautiful porch overlooking the western mountains. You can even purchase a wine growler to fill up every time you visit.

Blue Ridge Vineyard, Fishersville

Blue Ridge is open April-October with live music every Sunday afternoon. The vineyard sits on a pasture against the Blue Ridge mountains with nature paths that weave through the property. As you taste wine, you can explore the beautiful property, have a picnic, and maybe even see Logan the bear. Blue Ridge also offers wine and paint nights and is a great spot if you’re looking to have a wedding in Virginia.

Shenandoah Vineyards, Edinburg

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One of the more popular wineries in the area, Shenandoah is the second oldest winery in Virginia. Some of their vines date back to their original stock planted in the 1970s and the farm on the property has existed since the 1700s. A tour of Shenandoah Vineyards shows how grapes are grown in Virginia’s unique climate. You can get eight samples for $8 during a tasting. Enjoy a bottle and some cheese pairings afterward as you sit on their deck that overlooks the Edinburg Gap.

Purple Wolf Vineyard, Harrisonburg

The Purple WOLF Vineyard is situated on the lavender fields of the White Oak Lavender Farm, whose initials spell out WOLF. The vineyard currently offers nine custom wines and some are infused with lavender at the end of fermentation. Purple Wolf is open every day for their tastings which includes nine samples, including four lavender infused wines, for $9. They’re open later on Wednesdays for “Wine Down Wednesdays” which includes live music, wine, games, and snacks. You can purchase wines by the bottle and lavender products afterward in their store.

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