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Wineries

Wineries

In the past few years, Virginia wine has taken off expanding from 6 in 1979 to now more than 240 wineries. The state has become the fifth largest wine producing state in the union and several are close to The Lodges. For general information see: Virginia Wines and Blue Ridge Wine Way

 

Two limousine services are available for hire to pick you up from The Lodges and take you to visit wineries or other destinations of your choice. Call them for more information or to make reservations.
Integrity Limo – 540-229-7466, ask for Gary
Lightfoot Limo – 540-829-0997

 

DuCard Winery (4 miles)

40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan, VA

(540) 923-4206

Very close to The Lodges! Good for small outside weddings. Lovely patio often with entertainment. Their 2010 Viognier recently represented the State of Virginia in a blind tasting challenge versus a top French wine producer ($80 per bottle) and was judged a dead heat tie by a panel of international wine judges! They serve chocolate with their reds. Fantastic! DuCard also has a unique Food and Wine program that is great for small groups – gourmet foods paired with their wines in a fun and intimate setting. Details at BarrelRoomReservations
 

Sharp Rock Vineyards (4 miles)

5 Sharp Rock Road, Sperryville, VA

(540) 987-8020

Very close to The Lodges! They craft twelve award-winning wines produced in limited quantities from handpicked grapes grown in their vineyards. Renovated 100 year old barn tasting room.

 

Gadino Winery (13 miles)

Sperryville, VA

(540) 987-9292

Stop on your way to The Lodges for an assortment of fine wines, gourmet cheeses and sausage all provided in their Italian-inspired tasting room. A deck overlooks the year round gardens, vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can bring your own picnic lunch and pets are welcomed at the winery when leashed.

 

Little Washington Winery (15 miles)

Washington, VA

(540) 987-8330

Stop on your way to The Lodges and visit a winery tucked into the edge of Shenandoah National Park at Washington Virginia, the town George Washington laid out in 1749. Sip a glass of wine while you gaze at a stunning panoramic vista of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Early Mountain Winery (17 miles)

6109 Wolftown Hood Rd., Madison, VA

540-948-9005

A beautiful place. A winery built without a budget! If you have time it is worth a visit. Great for large weddings and other rooms for special occasions. A tasting selection from several Virginia wineries.

 

Prince Michel Winery (17 miles)

Route 29, Leon, VA

(540) 547-9720

Has dining on special occasions such as Mother’s Day, also banquet rooms, weddings also available. Thirsty Thursday occurs the 2nd Thursday of each month 5 pm to 8 pm with live music, wine tastings and supper fare available for purchase.

 

Gray Ghost Winery (26 miles)

14706 Lee Highway (Route 211), Amissville, VA

(540) 937-4869

This is a nice stop on your way to The Lodges if you are proceeding from Warrenton on Route 211. Look for them on the left side of the road close to Amissville. The winery is family owned and operated and is placing Virginia on the international wine map by producing internationally acclaimed wines. They offer a knowledgeable staff, southern hospitality, beautiful picnic grounds and spacious indoor facilities

 

Narmanda Winery (26 miles)

Route 211, Amissville, VA

(540) 937-8215

This is another nice stop on your way to The Lodges if you are proceeding from Warrenton on Route 211. Look for them on the right side of the road close to Amissville. Narmada Winery boasts 51 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in Virginia’s Rappahannock County. With vineyards planted a decade ago, the winery itself opened in 2009. The winery has received an impressive number of gold medals in its short history, highlighted by garnering two of the six gold medals achieved by Virginia wineries in the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

 

Rappahannock Cellars (27 miles)

Huntly, VA

(540) 635-9398

Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, they moved the family’s winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia. This is truly a family vineyard with 12 children all involved in the winery! With careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar they strive to create rich, supple, and elegant wines, dedicated to the winegrower’s art.

 

Barboursville Winery (30 miles)

Barboursville, VA

(540) 832-3824

The entire estate is open for tasting their wines during a stroll or on a picnic. The hosts conduct tastings continuously in the Tuscan Tasting Room, every day of the week, and in Library 1821 on weekends. Guided tours of the winery are offered, on Saturday and Sunday. Guests may guide themselves on a tour of the landmark ruins of one of Thomas Jefferson’s true architectural masterpieces. In addition, there is upscale dining with great food!

 

Horton Cellars (31 miles)

Gordonsville, VA

(800) 829-4633

A nice vineyard to visit. A short distance down the road from Barboursville. Wine lover and entrepreneur Dennis Horton began his winemaking venture with a small home vineyard in Madison County, Virginia in 1983. Since that time it has grown into one of the outstanding vineyards of Virginia.
Great vineyard to visit. 50 wines to taste & a short distance down the road from Barboursville

 

Trump Winery (55 miles)

3550 Blenheim Road
Charlottesville, VA

(434) 984-4855

Trump Winery is Virginia’s largest vineyard. This vinevard planted in 1999 was originally owned by the Kluge family of Virginia but was purchased by Donald Trump in a bankrupcy sale. It is situated on a 1,300-acre estate just a few miles from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The winery features over 50,000 square feet of state of the art winemaking facilities, 100,000 gallon tank capacity, and 750 barrel cave producing sparkling, white, and red wines.