Celebrate Virginia Wine Month This Way!

Virginia Wine Month


Wine lovers know that October is Virginia Wine Month. And there’s a good reason we celebrate it.

With more than 300 wineries in our state, spread across seven American Viticultural Areas, Virginia is now the 5th largest wine producer in the US!

From the Shenandoah Valley to Charlottesville, Richmond, and north to Loudon County and D.C. you will not be disappointed with any of these award-winning vineyards.

Use your vacation days and plan a trip to the Valley. October is a beautiful month to come and celebrate the seasonal leaf change and Virginia Wine Month.



Virginia Wine Month Closer to Home

Here in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia, we’ve got vineyards that are an integral part of Virginia’s growing award-winning heritage. And October is the perfect time to enjoy world class wine while exploring the area’s rich history, stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, and superb dining!


Celebrating Virginia Wine Month in the Shenandoah Valley

On this side of the mountain and closest to the Iris Inn, you’ll find these highly distinguished and award-winning wineries

 Afton Mountain Vineyards

Veritas Vineyard


Veritas Vineyards & Winery–A 2019 top winner in the Governor’s Cup race, Veritas consistently gets high marks in this prestigious competition each year. A stunning vineyard and winery on its own, you’ll find the surroundings and the wine extraordinary.

Afton Mountain Vineyards is another Governor’s Cup honoree. Enjoy excellent wine and panaromic views.

Valley Road Vineyards is another superb Afton Mountain Virginia winery. The views are breathtaking and the wines exquisite.

Flying Fox Vineyard--Try their award-winning seasonal Vermouth.


Staunton Virginia Wineries

Barren Ridge Vineyards


Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville is always a favorite among our guests. A beautiful vineyard with exceptional wines.

Ox-Eye Vineyards has a tasting room in Downtown Staunton. This lovely vineyard boasts 100% estate grown wines. You’ll love them!

Further up the road, you’ll find the prestigious Bluestone Vineyard in Bridgewater and CrossKeys Vineyards in Mount Crawford. Well worth the scenic drive!



Crozet and Greenwood Wineries

White Hall Vineyards

White Hall Vineyards


White Hall Vineyards–Located in Crozet, this vineyard is a multiple winner in the American Wine Society. They proudly produce wine “expressing both the terroir of its estate vineyards and the elegance which is a hallmark of Virginia’s top wines.”

King Family Vineyards won the 2019 Governor’s Cup Case for their 2016 Mountain Plains and 2016 Meritage. The setting is gorgeous. A perfect pairing with outstanding wine!

Grace Estate Winery is surrounded by 50 acres of vineyards and 14 varietals. All grapes are grown at their Mount Juliet farm in Crozet. Enjoy full-bodied reds when the weather is cooler and crisp white wines or a chilled rosé on the patio in warmer months. Beautiful scenic views!

In Greenwood, Pollack Vineyards is a 98-acre farm with 31 acres of French vinifera, which is used to make estate grown wine. Their tasting room and patio offers views of their first vines, the pond, and, of course, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


Charlottesville Virginia Wineries

Jefferson Vineyards

Jefferson Vineyards


Jefferson Vineyards–A prominent vineyard in Central Virginia, come taste their award-winning wines and enjoy an extraordinary surrounding. Located between Monticello and Highland.

Blenheim Vineyards is another prominent vineyard that crafts 100% Virginia grown wines on 32 estate acres. Beautiful vineyard with excellent wines!

Surrounding Charlottesville

Barboursville Vineyards–With 900 acres of varying soil mixes which include alluvial calcareous deposits and sloping exposures, the Vineyards’ wine offer greater variety! Absolutely beautiful! Have lunch or dinner at the restaurant, too.

Knight’s Gambit Vineyard–Over 5 acres of Pinot Grigio Merlot, Petit, Verdot, and Cabernet Franc! KGV is located near Whitehall and produces these estate wines under their own label: Chardonnay, Rosé, Meritage, and Petit Verdot. Beautiful setting to enjoy wonderful wine!


Want More Virginia Wineries To See

There are so many wonderful vineyards and wineries to see in our area; we just can’t list them all! So we understand if you want to see more wineries than we have listed here.

We recommend the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail and the Monticello Wine Trail. Both of these organizations will give you a complete listing of all the great vineyards and wineries in the area.

Make the most of Virginia Wine Month! Plan your stay and include the Iris Inn. With 5-star gourmet breakfasts and superb customer service, you’ll see why our guests say we treat them like royalty! Make your reservations here.