Virginia Mountain Vineyards Tour & Tasting Wednesday 11 May, 2022

One of the things I wanted to make sure I did before I left Roanoke, VA was to visit a winery. Wineries usually have acres of land with amazing scenery, and I wanted to see this up  close as my version of exploring Virginia Blue Ridge. I visited Virginia Mountain Vineyards, which is part of the rich heritage of wineries and vineyards sitting on 91 acres between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.  It’s located about 25 miles north of Roanoke in an area known as the Shenandoah American Viti-cultural Area.

In 2018, Virginia Mountain Vineyards was purchased by new owners, Brian Weber and Jacqui Sobieski. Their focus is creating exceptional wines that can be enjoyed while taking in the the majestic mountain views at Virginia Mountain Vineyards. They have also emphasized quality winemaking practices as they strive to make Virginia Mountain Vineyards one more great winery in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I got a chance to tour Virginia Mountain Vineyards with the Sobieski family! I got a private tour and tasting at the estate and truly enjoyed myself. The Sobieski family acquired the land in 2018 and maintaining and expanding the variety of vines and grapes to make some of the best quality wine in the state of Virginia.

The vineyard is well-known for producing some of the best grapes in Virginia. The winery produces primarily “estate” wines which means that most of Virginia Mountain Vineyards wines are produced from grapes grown in our vineyard.

The vineyard was first planted in 1998 with initial plantings of Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Several years later, Traminette, Merlot, and Petit Verdot were added. More recently, Sauvignon Blanc was planted bringing the total to 9 acres of grapevines.

TASTINGS

After the tour, a tasting ensued of their collection that Virginia Mountain Vineyard produce. I sampled a variety of both white and red wines – from gently sweet to full-bodied, elegant, and dry. Virginia Mountain Vineyards produces 11 different wines from 5 grape varietals – Chardonnay, Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.

Chardonnay Reserve 2020

Traminette 2019

Dominion Gold (White Table Wine)

Dry Rose

Fincastle 1772 (2020)

Cabernet Franc (2019)

Acacia Gold (White Table Wine)

Virginia White (White Table Wine)

Virginia Red (Red Table Wine)

Holiday Spice

How you can have your own curated wine tasting sessions at Virginia Mountain Vineyards:

  • Wine Flights (choice of any 4 wines)
  • Wine and Chocolate Pairings
  • Glass or bottle of your choice!

THE SCENIC VIEWS

So with the detailed tour of the grounds and tastings of all of the wine flavors, I had to take in the full essence of the acres of land. It’s a reason why it’s called Virginia Mountains, as you can see the beautiful scenic view of Virginia Blue Ridge and its landscape.

To visit this winery, is to be one with the land and to take in all of this landscaping of natural scenery. It was a beautiful day when I visited and it’s a place I would recommend anyone to visit near Roanoke, VA.

LOCATION

4204 Old Fincastle Road
Fincastle, VA 24090

Please check out their website to learn more at vmvines.com

Have you ever been to a winery in Virginia?

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