Cozy Virginia Wineries

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

Comments: 21 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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Judy says:

Homeplace Winery in Gretna Virginia should be on this list!

Heather says:

Please add The Winery at Kindred Pointe in Mt. Jackson, VA! Two fireplaces, one real, one gas!

Amy says:

Rapp Cellars, Phillip Carter and Desert Rose need to be on that list. Best wine.

Amy Hale says:

I would add Aspen Dale in Faquier county to this list.

pcwinery says:

Philip Carter Winery in Fauquier County has a wonderfully cozy fireplace space to enjoy 🙂

Michael says:

West Wind Farm is a wonderful location filled with warm ambiance and a friendly staff.

Lisa Talkington says:

Veritas winery has a beautiful cozy place with a great fireplace, wedding facility, fabulous B&B along with awesome tasting wine. My favorite in VA so far!

Florence says:

Saude Creek is a great winery to enjoy good music, wonderful atmosphere, and of course great wine.

Sandi Gauthier says:

Gauthier Vineyard in New Kent County, just a few miles down the road from one of the wineries you identified in your article, has two fireplaces inside the winery and a gorgeous large outdoor fire pit as well as a fabulous outdoor wood fired pizza oven. I’m wondering how many other wineries like Gauthier Vineyard were not included in your article. Truth is – it is many. Makes me wonder who is doing the ‘research’ for your magazine.