Visit the winner of the 2013 Governor’s Cup
The Wineries You'll Visit
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Castle Hill Cider is located in Keswick’s horse country on the historic Castle Hill Estate. Pastoral fields, meadows and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond provide stunning backdrops. Some of their ciders are brewed in kvevris, big clay vats filled with apple juice and buried. The result is some really nice tannins as well as depth and complexity. Castle Hill offers local cheese and meat plates.
Open daily from 11am to 5pm.
Tastings $5 per person, $7 per person for parties of 10 or more. Please call ahead for parties of 10 or more at (434) 296-0047.
Website Castle Hill Cider
Horton Vineyards is among the largest producers in the state today. The winery is beautiful with stunning stone underground cellars, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a wonderful vaulted ceiling tasting room. Try their unique tropical fruit wines, like pear with a small blend of Viognier,and Blueberry with Petit Verdot.
Tasting $5 per person.
Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Barboursville Vineyards' 2009 Octagon 12th Edition was awarded the 2013 Virginia Wineries Association's Governor's Cup. Barboursville is the first Virginia winery to win the award 4 times. The Tasting Room welcomes you with a roaring fire in winter, and covered loggias in the warm season. Here you can taste 16-20 wines, several offered only at the winery. You are welcome to roam the Historic Ruins of Governor Barbour's Mansion, a short stroll from the winery.
Open 10am - 5pm Monday-Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sundays.
Tastings $5 per person. Free Tours Saturday and Sunday noon - 4pm.
Website Barboursville Vineyards
Reynard Florence is a family-run boutique winery, producing hand-crafted and award-winning wines. Owners Roe and Dee Allison welcome you in the cozy tasting room overlooking the vineyard. The relaxed and personal atmosphere is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle at the larger vineyards.Open: Fridays 12:00 - 5:00 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 - 5:00 Or by appointment.
Feel free to add or leave out wineries, breweries or cideries in the area. You can set your itinerary after you book your tour.
Enjoy a cheese plate, baguette or snack at one of the wineries, bring a picnic, or pre-order a gourmet sandwich, snack and drink of your choice. Your driver will pick up lunch while you're enjoying your tasting. Check out the Gourmet Sandwich Menu.
3 h 5 min
$22 per person
Gourmet Sandwich Menu
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