Cozy Virginia Wineries

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Feb 13, 2013 | Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Comments: 42 Comments


Virginia is a Commonwealth of wine with more than 280 wineries statewide, making for great winter getaway spots.

Here are 20 wineries 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 280 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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mary says:

can you tell what winery picture on that was on FB advertising the VA winerys? there is a statute in a courtyard of what looks to be a castle or something. it is really beautiful and I would love to visit it. please let me know. thjanks

Hi Mary, That is Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville.

Josh says:

We have a tour out of Lynchburg to Veritas Vineyard and Winery on March 26th
All inclusive package with picnic, private tour and tasting and round trip transportation.

kimmivava says:

Villa Appalacia is a wonderful winery as is Valhalla….why are they not on this list?

M Gerlim says:

And why is Barboursville Vineyards not on the list?

Jo Ann Carpinello says:

I vote for Winery 32 outside of Leesburg!

Eric Bartock says:

Barrel Oak Winery is fantastic, and they also have started brewing their own beer. One of our favorite wineries.