Cozy Virginia Wineries

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Feb 13, 2013 | Updated: Nov 28, 2016

Comments: 29 Comments


Virginia is a Commonwealth of wine with more than 260 wineries statewide, making for great winter getaway spots. If you’re looking for a place to cozy up with a glass of wine, our friends in Loudoun County have identified their 17 wineries with a fireplace.

Following their lead, here are 20 others across Virginia that have an inviting space for you to warm and sip.

Barren Ridge Vineyards

Barren Ridge Vineyards

Chateau Morrisette is a mountaintop winery that sits just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd. The winery boasts a Black Dog concert series, a farm-to-table approach to culinary creations in their restaurant, and of course, premier Virginia wine.

Delaplane’s Barrel Oak Winery is widely known as one of the most kid and pet friendly Virginia wineries. Additionally, BOW is also certified Virginia Green, making conservation and environmental concerns as a top priority.

Just 35 minutes outside of Charlottesville, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery in Faber is one of only a few terraced vineyards in Virginia. More than five miles of trails are open for your hiking and/or biking pleasure.

Paradise Springs Winery and Vineyard can be found in Clifton and is the closest farm winery to Washington, DC. Paradise Springs’ 2009 Chardonnay won the 2010 Governor’s Cup.

Situated on historic grounds, Barboursville Vineyards in Barboursville is renowned for Octagon, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, but only in their very best years. The 2009 Octagon, 12th Edition, won the 2013 Governor’s Cup.

Virginia boasts more than 260 wineries. Make a plan to visit and sample them all. Chances are good you’ll find a fireplace we didn’t!

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Rebecca Nelson says:

Also Hague and Ingleside, two of my favorites in Westmoreland County on the beautiful NORTHERN NECK, near historic Montross.

Keith Dorset says:

I like wine. I like the science and process of making wine. How about a list of the 10 least pretentious wineries in Virginia?

Chris Miller says:

North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville, VA is missing from this list. Not only do we have a beautiful cozy stone fireplace but are also a LEED Gold certified tasting room – one of only 2 in the entire state. Come visit!

Nancy Bauer says:

Hmmm. If “cozy” is the category, I’m going to have to toss these into the mix. We’ve got first-hand experience at all of these, so can vouch for them all personally! They all stand out in my mind for either being cozy themselves (as in, tiny, warm, welcoming) or having cozy little extra rooms or spaces where you can have quiet conversations.

Valerie Hill Winery (Stephens City)
Ankida Ridge Winery (Amherst)
Aspen Dale Winery (Delaplane) – as mentioned above – agree!
Byrd Cellars (Goochland)
Granite Heights Winery (Warrenton)
Gray Ghost Vineyards (Amissville) – look upstairs!
Crushed Cellars (Hillsboro) – hang out with Bob! You’ll love this.
Fincastle Vineyards (Fincastle)
Chateau O’Brien (Markham)
Old House Vineyards (Culpeper)
Reynard Florence (Barboursville)
Sans Soucy Vineyards (Brookneal)
Twin Oaks Tavery Winery (Bluemont)
Winery at LaGrange (Haymarket)
Winery at Kindred Pointe (Mt. Jackson)
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard (Leesburg)

Katie says:

I second the Winery at La Grange!

Christine says:

Thanks for the mention, Nancy. Time for another cozy visit!