WINERIES and BREWERIES of Southwest Virginia
We have visited most of the wineries in Virginia and have experience at growing grapes here at The Rendezvous Vineyard on the property at Rockwood Manor. We also enjoy Craft Made Bears and searching out the best local Brews. Have found some amazing ones. Check out the locals in our food page with reataurants.We have also been producing our own wines here and with friends and many have become quite good. Dreams of becoming a Virginia Farm Winery may soon come true. Would love to be able to share our wines with you.
Attimo Winery is a 20 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They offer you a wine club membership that receives a wine packages every other month containing wines and a gift to compliment. The winery hold socials and events, and café foods from their restaurant Landoli’s Cafe. You can enjoy shopping and buying wines, hold private events, and attend special events at the winery. 4025 Childress Road Christiansburg, VA 24073 540.382.7619
Giles Mountain Winery is our newest and closest winery. Just over the mountain (or two). Giles Mountain Vineyard and Winery is tucked away in the New River Valley of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Our wines capture the unique mountainous limestone and shale soils on which our grapes are grown. Giles Mountain proudly produces hand-crafted wines that reflect our dedication to community and sustainability. We take pride as the First Farm Winery in Giles County, Virginia.
Beliveau Estate Winery is a 56 minute drive from Rockwood Manor.Purchase wines from this onsite winery shop, and enjoy this great winery that has been awarded more than 40 competition metals: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. One of our favorite local wineries. They offer membership and wine club. Don’t miss the Lavender Festival in June. Wine and Tapas every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, @ 7:00pm. 5415 Gallion Ridge Road Blacksburg, VA 24060 540.961.0505
Firefly Hill Vineyards is another example of Virginians using what is given to them and making something great from it. Their purpose is to “Educate people on one of the world’s oldest professions and experience the sophisticated beauty of the transformation from grape to wine. The Vineyard was
planted in the early spring of 2006 – the year of the “Easter Freeze”! There were nine varietals planted intially so as to see what would grow and produce well in our soils and climate. We are currently in the process of whittling that down to only seven varietals. Chardonnay, Merlot, Viognier, Vidal, Cabernet“ 36 minutes east 4289 N Fork Rd, Elliston, VA 24087
West Wind Farm is a 30 minute drive to the West. The winery and vineyard are on property that goes back many generations and they produce many fine grapes and wines. This is very close to where my McGavock ancestors also lived.
Davis Valley Winery On top of a hill with a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains and vineyards. Growing Chardonel , Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc and other varieties. They also have a new distillery and products from that.Davis Valley Distillery
Chateau Morrisette One of the oldest and most architecturally interesting in Virginia. Worth a visit and directly across from Villa Appalaccia below. They have an amazing restaurant and good wines. Also an hour drive.
Villa Appalaccia Winery is an hour drive from Rockwood Manor. One of our favorites with a wide variety of Great Italian style wines. April to November wine tasting hours: Friday 11:00 to 5:00. Saturday 11:00 to 6:00. Sunday 12:00 to 4:30. Holiday Mondays 11:00 to 3:00
AmRhein Wine Cellars is an hour and 3 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. AmRhein’s is family owned and operated, estate-grown wines, they host wine tastings and special events, and have a great time. 9243 Patterson Drive Bent Mountain, VA 24059 540.929.46320
Foggy Ridge Cider is a 57 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. This is where you will find an apple cider that is so good you will mistake it for a fine wine. Buy cider, buy trees, and attend special events. They are easy to find ,and they greet all visitors with a genuine warm welcome. 1328 Pineview Road (State Road 656) Dugspur, VA 24325 276.398.2337
Blacksnake Meadery is a 53 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Enjoy special events at the Sipping’ Porch, open for tastings Saturday and Sunday 11-5, May through November. 605 Buffalo Rd Dugspur, VA 24325 540.834.6172
Valhalla Vineyards is a 1 hour drive from Rockwood Manor. Tour the winery and barrel cave every 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-4pm, and weekday wine tasting. 6500 Mount Chestnut Road Roanoke, VA 24018 540.725.9463
Fincastle Vineyard and Winery is an hour and 3 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Relax on their porch and enjoy their wines, and attend special events. They offer facility rentals for personal events. Family owned and operated. 203 Maple Ridge Lane Fincastle, VA 24090 540.591.9000
Peaks of Otter Winery is an hour and 28 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. The winery is open weekends-noon to 5pm (January-March). Dailynoon to 5pm (April-December) Enjoy the wine club, a fantastic wine tour, and Virginia Wine Festivals and wine tasting at the festival tent. 2122 Sheep Creek Road Bedford, VA 24523 540.586.3707
North Carolina Wineries
Yadkin- Swan Creek Wineries We have a distinct advantage to be so close to the Yadkin Valley/ Swan Creek and the great Wineries of North Carolina. They number close to forty and growing. Rochelle and I take off to spend a day visiting these on many an occasion. They all have distinctive styles and interesting tasting rooms. Several are outstanding.
Round Peak Vineyards is a 58 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Enjoy wine tasting, membership, and reserve the winery and tasting room for your meetings and special events. Bring your bikes, plan a picnic on their lawn, and play their lawn games. They are dog friendly and offer a fenced in area for your dog to roam. They are opening a restaurant in Elkin with their Skull Camp Brewing next door. Excellent Beers. 765 Round Peak Church Road Mt. Airy, NC 27030 336.352.5595
Old North State Winery & Brewery is an hour and 5 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They have a packed schedule of wine and tasting events and festivals, and you can join the wine club. The winery is open 7 days a week, please reserve your spot for wine tasting & winery tour.308 North Main Street Mt. Airy, NC 27030 336.789.9463
Shelton Vineyards is an hour drive from Rockwood manor. An amazing winery producing very good wines . Great events and music. Wonderful ambiance. Enjoy sophisticated comfort food in their restaurant The Harvest Grill. Take advantage of their wine club and great lineup of events. 286 Cabernet Lane Dobson, NC 27017 336.366.4724
Slightly Askew Winery is a winery almost beyond description. Rochelle and I fell for their dry red and whites but many just adore their conbinations of fruit and wine. Nothing ordinary here and the owners are so much fun too, Don’t miss this. 913 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621 (336) 835-2700 Little over an hour away.
Shadow Springs Vineyard is the home of Rochelle’s favorite wine ever. Chocolate is a important part of life and “Dark Shadow” is the best combination of chocolate and wine we have found yet. The rest of their wines are none too shabby either and the property is gorgeous too. Stop by and check it out. Bring home a case like we do.5543 Crater Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020(336) 468-5000
Brushy Mountain Winery is an hour and 15 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They have a great lineup of upcoming events, and they offer a wine club. Open: Thursday 1-5pm. Friday & Saturday 12-8pm. Sunday 1-5pm. 125 West Main Street Elkin, NC 28621 336.835.1313
Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery is an hour and 24 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. We have followed their rise to stardom from 2005 when they sold out of a doublewide till today when they sell from their Tuscan Villa. Jay Raffaldini has created our favorite winery EVER. It is really like
visiting Chianti In The Carolina’s . All the great Italian grapes. They have a wine club, a great lineup of events, and you can plan your event with them. Pack a picnic from their deli, and also enjoy their official Certified Wildlife Habitat. 450 Groce Road Ronda, NC 28670 336.835.9463
Laurel Gray Vineyards is an hour and 19 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5pm. Sun 1-5pm. Take advantage of their wine club membership benefits and events. 5726 Old U S Highway 421 Hamptonville, NC 27020 336.468.9463
Slightly Askew Winery is an hour and 12 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They have a great list of upcoming events and festivals. Open: Thursday & Friday 1-6pm. Saturday 12-6pm. Sunday 1-5pm. 913 North Bridge Street Elkin, NC 28621 336.835.2700
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery is an hour and 13 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They offer event hosting for your event, and special events at the winery. 170 Heritage Vines Way (Hwy 268- 3 miles East of Elkin) Elkin, NC 28621 336.366.3301
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery is an hour and 13 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Take advantage of the complementary benefits of joining the wine club. They will host your special events. Tasting Room Open: Thurs-Sat 11-6pm. Sun 1-5pm. Please call ahead for your appointment.235 Chatham Cottage Circle State Road, NC 28676 336.835.4230
Elkin Creek Vineyard is an hour and 14 minute drive from RockwoodManor. There’s no fee to join the wine club. They will host your special event.Open: Thurs-Sun 11-5pm, and tastings by appointment. 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road Elkin, NC 28621 336.526.5119
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks is an hour and 17 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. The tasting room is open all year for tours and tastings, last tasting is 4:45pm. Winter Hours: Feb. Thurs-Sun 12-5pm. Regular Hours begin in March Wed-Sat 10-5pm and Sun 1-5pm. Great 2015 wine event schedule.
They have a wine club. 315 Thurmond Post Office Rd Thurmond, NC 28683 336.874.3003
Olde Mill Vineyards is an hour and 12 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. Located downtown and serving food too. Their tasting room is unique as are their wines. Open: Sat 12-6pm and Sun 1-5pm. 2742 Simpson Mill Road Mount Airy, NC 27030 336.374.6533
Stony Knoll Vineyards is an hour and 17 minute drive from Rockwood Manor. They have wine tastings in the tasting room, and they offer you to join their wine club. They will host your event, and they hold upcoming special events and festivals. 1143 Stony Knoll Road Dobson, NC 27017