Barren Ridge Vineyards | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Barren Ridge Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Owned by John and Shelby Higgs, the property was originally purchased in 1934 by John’s father James Higgs, an apple grower. John grew up here, picking apples and cultivating an appreciation for the land and for the agricultural heritage of this region. Decades later, after his retirement from Phillip Morris, John and his wife Shelby cleared the overgrown apple orchard and planted a vineyard. They renovated the old apple packing barn and transformed it into a state-of-the-art winery, tasting room, and event facility, using reclaimed wood and preserving the charm and character of the original building. Now they welcome guests from far and wide to enjoy the rustic tranquility and natural beauty of Barren Ridge Vineyards while savoring a glass of one of their award-winning, handcrafted wines.

North Mountain Vineyard & Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Discover award winning wines, exceptional mountain vistas, and a storybook setting in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia! From the winery deck enjoy the views of our vineyard site that has been farmed since the 1700’s. The first grapes were planted in 1982 and included Chambourcin, Chardonnay, and Vidal Blanc. Today, our plantings are enhanced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Traminette, and German-Austrian varietals Gruner Veltliner and Zweigelt.

North Mountain’s winemaker strives to present a unique array of elegant wines exclusive to our vineyard’s terroir. The charming European architecture of the winery building is the perfect setting for our continental special events, cuisine, and celebrations.

Whitebarrel | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Since opening our Virginia winery to the public in the spring of 2011, Whitebarrel has become a place to relax and enjoy our distinctive wines.  Since 2006, Whitebarrel, previously known as Attimo, has grown from a small patch of “test vines” to a large vineyard and tasting room.

Vines have been planted every year, beginning in 2007 through the present with many of our vines bearing fruit beginning in 2010. There are now over 11,000 vines on the property & many thousand raspberry and blackberry plants.

Bluestone Vineyard | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Bluestone Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery, committed to crafting small-batch wines from locally sourced and estate grown fruit that showcase the very best in each varietal and each vintage. The result is a wine selection that constantly evolves to reflect the passion of the winemaker, the year, the weather, and the fruit.
Our Bluestone wines are produced here at the vineyard, in our winery, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  These Virginia wines are aged either in barrels in our climate controlled barrel room or in stainless steel tanks where the temperature is computer controlled to give us the optimal conditions to develop the wine.  We then bottle the wines onsite and place them in climate controlled storage behind the tasting room.

Narmada Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Narmada Winery was established in Rappahannock County, VA in 2009. Owners Pandit and Sudha Patil had a long-standing dream to own a vineyard one day.

Sudha and Pandit at first intended only to grow the fruit to provide to other Virginia vintners. But Sudha’s curiosity about the winemaking process grew, and she began reading everything she could on how to vinify wine. As her interest increased, she commenced studies with Jim Law of Linden Vineyards, one of Virginia’s premier winemakers. Today Sudha refers to Jim as “the guru of Virginia wine.”

The combination of art and science is a given in making wine. Sudha Patil’s competence in both areas has made Narmada Winery something special right from the start. With attention to using the best quality grapes, diligent sorting of the berries, and maintaining proper chemistry of acidity and pH, Sudha’s medical background ensures clean processing of the fruit from harvest through the aging process.

Sudha’s knowledge of complex spices acquired during her childhood in India enable her to coax latent flavors from her grapes that perhaps would be overlooked by others. Her focus is to create graceful wines that are a true reflection of the fruit and to produce Virginia wines of the highest possible quality.

North Mountain Vineyard & Winery | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Willkommen!

Discover award winning wines, exceptional mountain vistas, and a storybook setting in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia! From the winery deck enjoy the views of our vineyard site that has been farmed since the 1700’s. The first grapes were planted in 1982 and included Chambourcin, Chardonnay, and Vidal Blanc. Today, our plantings are enhanced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Traminette, and German-Austrian varietals Gruner Veltliner and Zweigelt.

North Mountain’s winemaker strives to present a unique array of elegant wines exclusive to our vineyard’s terroir. The charming European architecture of the winery building is the perfect setting for our continental special events, cuisine, and celebrations.

North Mountain is open year-round, Wednesday – Sunday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, for wine tastings and purchases. We welcome groups and buses.

Special Events are listed on our website. A gift shop offers unique gifts and local artistry. Our elegant and cozy Tasting Room with fire place offers tastings of our unique wines. The Great Room allows our guests to enjoy an atmosphere of European comfort while sipping wine by the fireplace. Talented local musicians are featured on some Saturdays.

Expansive lawns and lovely picnic areas welcome families and well behaved pets, with picnics brought from home. Gourmet light fare is served on the decks and in the Great Room. Lovely flower gardens invite visitors to stroll and bring their cameras!

Hunt’s Vineyard | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

The Vineyard

We love wine!  We are a family owned and operated vineyard located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.  We enjoy watching our vines grow and mature as the challenges of producing great vines yield great grapes and extradinary wines.  Every day is a learning experience & we enjoy every minute of it. 

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Come visit us and taste our wines and have fun at the same time.  Meet our family and enjoy finding out which wines you like best.  We always have a a good stock at these events, just in case you want to take these extroidinary wines home with you.  Check out our schedule and plan to be there with us..

Castle Glen | 2017 Wine Festival Winery

Born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food, Castle Glen Estates Farm and Winery has become the premiere boutique winery for the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in Virginia. After traveling the world and sampling Cabernet from the old world and the new, we decided to make our way back home and bring the world to you.

In the world of wine, it is said that “Cab is King.” Yet, less than 20% of the Virginia Grape crop is Cabernet Sauvignon.  Our biggest challenge was finding the right, high-quality vines for the wine we wanted to make. Hence, our small vineyard was planted. We are dedicated to offering only the finest Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wine in Virginia. We have also taken great care in assembling a team to provide only the best vineyard management and wine making available.

Come and taste the experience for yourself.

“There is absolutely no substitute for the best. Good wine cannot be made of inferior ingredients masked with high flavor. It is true thrift to use the best ingredients available and to waste nothing.” – James Beard