Veritas Vineyard, Afton, Va

Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Verita’s Vineyard offers a variety of delicious wines.   The vineyard grounds are dog friendly, and the setting offers a gorgeous view of the mountains!

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The tasting room was really nice and had a cool display of wine corks over the bar:

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Rockbridge Vineyard, Raphine, Va

Rockbridge Vineyard sits on a hill at 2,000 ft in elevation in Raphine, Va.  The wine maker has worked in wineries in Germany, California, and Virginia, before buying the land to have his own vineyard. The tasting room is actually inside the barn!

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The wines here have won many medals including Best in Show in the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Best in Show in Town Point Competition, and has also won the Virginia’s Governor’s Cup twice.

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We did the white wine tasting list – and each one was delicious.

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Cello is waiting patiently for an oyster cracker – or maybe her own glass of wine?  She is the “legal” human-age of 21 now 😉

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After the wine tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine before heading out to our next adventure!

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This tasting room had a neat concept for the ceiling too…

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Ox-Eye Vineyards, Staunton, Va

Ox-Eye Vineyards is located in the historic Wharf District of Staunton, Va. The Vineyard was named after the Ox-Eye flower that grows in abundance on the owners’ farm.

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The tasting room is in a building that was originally built in 1904 and used as an office for a local coal and lumber business.  The building also served as a scale house for horse drawn coal wagons.  The loaded wagons would pull up under the building’s archway to be weighed by the Fairbanks scale.

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Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fishersville, VA

While camping in Staunton, Va, we visited Barren Ridge Vineyards right after we did some

“spelunking” at Natural Chimneys in Mt. Solon, Va.  

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Barren Ridge Vineyards is located in Fishersville, Va on a former apple orchard.  The winery makes 14 different wines, many of them award-winning. The tasting room is a converted 1890’s apple barn.  The owners preserved the original structure of the barn, and it’s wooden beams.  The ceiling in the tasting room is constructed of the original barn’s wood…it was really neat!

 

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We enjoyed doing their wine tasting, and being able to have Cello in the tasting room with us:

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The tasting room was really nice:barren ridge 2

Our friends Brandi and Stan, and their dog, Guinness, also enjoyed the wine tasting:

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After the tasting, we enjoyed a glass of wine overlooking the vineyard:

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