Meet Virginia’s Newest Wineries

The Virginia winery scene is ever growing, with these wineries being some of the latest to pop onto the scene near our region. Each offers a unique experience through setting, amenities, entertainment, and of course, their wines and ciders.

Northern Virginia

50 West Vineyards

39060 John Mosby Hwy
Middleburg, VA 20117

The farm vineyard 50 West sits high on a bluff offering stunning views of the Bull Run Mountain range and offers wines produced in the classic Bordeaux style of France. It is one of the larger vineyards in northern Virginia, producing fruit on five farms, and uses Old World winemaking techniques in a modern solar-powered wine facility. It was named for Rt. 50 along which it sits. Visitors can enjoy tastings in the Tack Room, a converted horse stable with a contemporary flair.

Mountain Run Winery

10753 Mountain Run Lake Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701

Farm winery Mountain Run’s tasting room was created from an old corn crib and is flanked by a 100-year-old horse barn and a 120-year-old house surrounded by corn, soy and hay fields. Farming artifacts from around the property are on display. In addition to planted grapes, the farm includes several varieties of berries and native grapes. Located 5 minutes from downtown Culpeper.

Slater Run Vineyards

9030 John S. Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20185 

Slater Run’s ancestor built the first Rockburn Farm house on this property in 1720, and it has passed down through the family ever since. The Vineyards offers two venues: a rock-constructed tasting room located just outside Upperville (open year-round) and the winery and vineyards (open seasonally).

The Wine Reserve at Waterford

38516 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197

Loudoun County’s newest winery, The Wine Reserve, offers visitors sweeping views of the Blue Ridge and Catoctin Mountains along with wine tastings, light fare, local food trucks, and special events just minutes from Leesburg. Latest events are posted on its Facebook page,

Central Virginia

Ashton Creek Vineyard & Winery

14501 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chester, VA 23831
(open by appointment only)

Ashton Creek touts itself as a winery, vineyard and event venue located just south of Richmond off I-95. Its tasting room opened in late 2016 to offer hand-crafted wines, ciders and small plates. Fun events have included an adults-only Easter Egg Hunt with hidden eggs containing more than $1,000 worth of prizes and goodies.

Castle Glen Estates Winery

18185 Narrow Path Trail
Doswell, VA 23047

The owners of Castle Glen Winery first got the winemaking bug making their own wines from a kit. Over the years, their wines kept improving and once they got serious about winemaking, they found their land on a historic Doswell estate not far from King’s Dominion and began planting grapes. Wine selections include reds, whites, seasonals and colorful wine slushies.

Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm

1135 Clan Chisholm Lane
Earlysville, VA 22936

Chisholm Vineyards rebranded itself recently as a separate entity from Adventure Farm, although each contribute to and complete the story and experience of the family farm. The vineyard sits on the Adventure Farm, now managed by the 3rd and 4th generations. In addition to wines and food trucks, visitors can enjoy Friday night live music events and purchase premium beef, local heritage turkeys and seasonal goods raised on the farm in The Farm Shop.

Courthouse Creek Cider

1581 Maidens Rd.
Maidens, VA 23102

Courthouse Creek is dedicated to growing heirloom cider apples with minimum intervention. As they wait for their four-acre orchard of American, English and French apple trees to mature, they source all their apples locally. The cidermaker follows a natural method of cider making, or rustic style using minimal (if any) preservatives; all 11 ciders are barrel-fermented and aged and bottle-conditioned, not filtered. This adds nuances and layering of flavor as complex as wine.

Five Oaks Vineyards

4574 Belle Vista Drive
Barboursville, VA 22923

As a still-developing winery, Five Oaks’ farm winery offers tastings in its rustic barn, with wines presented bistro-style; visitors sit at tables to enjoy the tasting room experience. In warmer weather, tastings are offered outdoors. In its four-phase renovation, modification of the barn will include a small tasting room, along with cold and bulk wine storage.

Wineworks Extended

1585 Avon Street Extended
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Wineworks Extended is the second tasting room opened by Michael Shaps as a neighborhood wine bar and taphouse. In addition to producing wines under his own label and for several prestigious wineries, Shaps owns and manages a successful winery in Burgundy, France where he studied to be a winemaker. Visitors to Wineworks (his first tasting room) can sample his award-winning Virginia and high-end Burgundy wines. At Wineworks Extended, they can experience his everyday drinking wines available on tap in growlers, carafes and glasses.

Shenenandoah Valley

Brix & Columns Vineyards

1501 Dave Berry Rd.
McGaheysville, VA 22840

The owners of Brix & Columns both grew up in the farming world and knew they wanted to recreate that experience with their own children. As students at the University of Virginia, they each fell in love with Jeffersonian architecture, which they recreated in the tasting room design, set amid beautiful panoramic mountain views. Wines crafted by Michael Shaps.

Marceline Vineyards

5887 Cross Keys Rd.
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Marceline is anchored by a beautiful log barn surrounded by patios, gardens and a hillside of grapevines. The tasting room features six wines including a Cabernet Franc raspberry dessert wine and a variety of delicious chocolates, truffles and European sipping chocolate, along with light snacks.

Winery at Kindred Point

3575 Conicville Rd.
Mt. Jackson, VA 22842

Kindred Pointe began its life as Kindred Pointe Stables before evolving into a winery with its storage barn converted into the barrel room and the addition of a large pavilion. It specializes in wine and cider production and offers activities including cornhole, ping-pong and Frisbee golf. Visitors can walk around the pond or along the walking trail, or sit by the fireplace in cooler weather with a hot mulled wine.

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