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Wineries and Distilleries

Family wineries are an integral part of the delightful patchwork of farmland in Rappahannock. Clinging to our stony hillsides, the vineyards of Rappahannock produce a generous crop of native American, hybrid, and vinifera grapes with each harvest. Each winery's tasting room offers sampling opportunities, light foods, wines and wine accessories for sale. Rappahannock County also is home to Wasmund's single malt whiskey at the Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, where scheduled tours and presentations offer insight into the distilling process.

Berry Hill Vineyard
After growing wine grapes for more than 10 years, Berry Hill Vineyard opened the doors of a small rustic tasting room in 2010. We offer 2009 Cabernet Franc exclusively, at this time. Call us for an appointment to visit and taste. The 2010 Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc have been bottled and released. Dave and Joanne Hilty and family produce and bottle these wines on site from grapes grown solely at Berry Hill Vineyard. We have handcrafted a beautiful wine.
Copper Fox Distillery
Home of Wasmund's Single Malt Whiskey. The only distillery in North America malting its own barley. Come see how the combination of tradition and creativity make your new favorite whiskey.
Gadino Cellars
Slip away to the quiet, beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County, only an hour's drive from Northern Virginia, and feel like one of "La Famiglia" at this family-owned and -operated winery. Relax with fine wines crafted from small lots of hand-picked grapes, artisan cheeses and Italian sausages in an Italian-inspired tasting room or on the expansive deck overlooking the gardens, the vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tours of the wine cellar are available by appointment. Gadino Cellars also has two regulation size bocce ball courts for customers to use when they visit the winery tasting room. Join the latest craze with this fun Italian game. Bocce ball sets can be checked out by anyone 21 or older at the tasting bar to add a new dimension to your wine tasting experience. Gadino Cellars... Taste the Tradition!
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Gray Ghost Vineyards is Rappahannock County's oldest winery. Family-owned and -operated winery producing internationally acclaimed wines from immaculate vineyards. Enjoy southern hospitality, a knowledgeable staff, beautiful picnic grounds and spacious indoor facilities. Experience famous winery events, entertaining tours and the most popular volunteer harvest program in Virginia! Named "Best of the East" four consecutive years by Vineyard and Winery Management magazine.
Narmada Winery
Excellence in Virginia Wine
Narmada Winery boasts 51 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in Virginia’s Rappahannock County. With vineyards planted a decade ago, the winery itself opened in 2009. The wines are made by Sudha Patil, who combines her background in chemistry with a sensitive palate to create elegant, food-friendly wines that are subtle and graceful.

Narmada Winery delivers excellence in Virginia wine. The winery has received an impressive number of gold medals in its short history, highlighted by garnering two of the six gold medals achieved by Virginia wineries in the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

We offer 15 unique wines in our Tasting Room. Our innovative three-flight plan allows guests to zero in on the wines they already know they will love while offering the opportunity to explore new, less familiar wines.
Rappahannock Cellars
Recognizing the promise in Virginia wines, we moved our family's winery from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia's hunt country, in Rappahannock County. Here in Virginia we continue to create rich and elegant wines dedicated to the winegrower's art. Open daily year-round since 2001, we have established ourselves as a leader at the forefront of the Virginia wine industry. Our experienced wine-making team, coupled with careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, is producing exquisite, internationally recognized wines.
Toll Gate Farm & Vineyards
Dating from the mid-18th century, Toll Gate Farm derives its name from a toll station along the old Richmond Road (now Ben Venue Road). The oldest part is the log cabin that is visible today. It was the kitchen cabin dating to 1750. The original main cabin burned down and was replaced with a log/stone house before a Maryland family bought the property in 1807. In the mid-1970s, the two cabins were connected by an addition, forming the house that stands today.
Toll Gate Farm has witnessed its share of history. General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate troops withdrew from Gettysburg along Richmond Road. And Toll Gate Farm was a popular stop as a speakeasy during prohibition when corn was more profitable as moonshine than as cattle or human food.
Finally, it became part of Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry in 2000 when Bill Freitag and Patty Hardee acquired the farm and planted their first grapes. We now have a total of six acres in vines. We grow four varieties of vinifera grapes: Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Grigio. We supply high quality wine grapes to many of the wineries in northern Virginia.
Little Washington Winery and Vineyards
Tucked into the sweet spot of Virginia wine country on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Little Washington Winery is near Washington, VA, the town that George Washington laid out in 1749. The panoramic vistas are incredible here . . . and the wine is pretty good too! Virginia Wine Lover Magazine, in its March 2013 issue, named Little Washington Winery the #2 winery in Virginia for picnics. The magazine also named our red blend, affectionately named "George," as the #1 red wine in Virginia and our "Shenandoah Steel Chardonnay" as the #3 white wine in Virginia. Come enjoy award-winning wine and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a picnic on our panoramic deck. Or, relax in the shade of our backyard forest on our shade deck. We have picnic fare and hiking provisions available for purchase on site. Check our website weekly for events and wine offerings.
Quievremont Wine
Located in the lush Blue Ridge Mountain foothills at the center of Reality Farm, Quievremont vineyard is the latest addition to the farm established circa 1753. The wine’s name derives from old French meaning goat hill, and is appropriate to the vineyard’s setting amidst the farm’s cattle and goat herds. The vines enjoy an ideal micro-climate, with plenty of sunshine, gentle breezes and fine soils, producing grapes that yield memorable wines with unique characteristics.
Sharp Rock Vineyards
Sharp Rock Vineyards, located on the Hughes River at the foot of Old Rag Mountain, is one of the most beautiful vineyard locations in Virginia. Taste our wines, meander through the vineyards, meet our dogs, settle in at a picnic table or hammock, absorb the exceptional scenery, and sample our gourmet cheeses, bread, and summer sausage (or your picnic lunch). Our tasting room is open Friday-Sunday year-round and on Monday holidays (in October) and by by appointment. Visit our online wineshop year-round to order wine to be shipped directly to you. Explore our website to learn more about our history, award-winning wines, popular dogs, charming bed and breakfast cottages and more.