Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail
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Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail Participating Wineries
(traveling north to south)
Cedar Creek Winery, Cedar Creek, Shenandoah County
North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, Maurertown, Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Vineyards, Edinburg, Shenandoah County
Wolf Gap Vineyard, Edinburg, Shenandoah County
Cave Ridge Vineyard, Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah County
Wisteria Farm & Vineyard, Stanley, Luray/Page County
CrossKeys Vineyards, Mt. Crawford, Rockingham County
Bluestone Vineyard, Bridgewater, Rockingham County
Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fishersville, Augusta County
Ox-Eye Vineyards, Staunton, Augusta County
Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine, Rockbridge County
Lexington Valley Vineyard, Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge County
Blue Ridge Vineyard, Eagle Rock, Botetourt County
With many fine restaurants, country inns, bed & breakfasts and antique shops along the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail or just minutes away, you will find ample opportunity to relax in rural splendor and enjoy the country life. In the early eighteenth century it was the raw frontier, where a young Colonel George Washington commanded Virginia troops during the French and Indian War. In the Civil War, it became the breadbasket of the Confederacy, feeding General Robert E. Lee’s troops until almost the end. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Lee’s valued lieutenant, earned his first laurels defending the valley.
At the wineries, friendly staff welcomes you and offers you a sample of a medley of wine varieties The options range from dry to semi-dry table wines and late harvest dessert wines that have won their share of gold medals in both national and international competitions as well as the praise of wine critics across the country.
The Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail winds in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains, visiting both forks of the Shenandoah River, and then extends into the southernmost head of the Shenandoah Valley to the James River. Most of the wineries are small, family run, and relatively close together. The trail is quaint and scenic.
Visiting these wineries makes for a wonderful weekend project. The vineyards and wineries in this group are quite varied, each offering a unique experience. One tip - if you do plan on visiting many of the wineries, the tasting room guides offer a bit of advice: swirl the wine, smell the wine, taste the wine, then dump it out. It's not considered bad etiquette and you will be able to visit more wineries in a given day.
Throughout its long history, the Shenandoah Valley has been revered as one of the most bountiful and beautiful regions of North America, bounded by lovely mountain ranges and nourished by the Shenandoah River. Shenandoah is a Native American word whose translation "beautiful daughter of the stars" still holds true today. Travel the SWX through this beautiful valley and over her mountains to the rolling piedmont from Frederick and Clark Counties in the north to Botetourt County in the south end of the Shenandoah Valley viticultural area.
Visit an interactive map of Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail to plan your visit.
It's all there in the bottle, waiting for you!