Unwind and Uncork: A Tour and Tasting Experience at the Virginia Mountain Vineyards Wednesday 11 May, 2022

This post is in partnership with the Virginia Blue Ridge Tourism Board. All opinions are my own. 

Exploring Virginia’s Blue Ridge would not have been complete without a visit to a winery, and I made sure to check that off my list before leaving Roanoke, VA. Acres of stunning scenery are a hallmark of wineries, and I wanted to witness that in person.

My destination was Virginia Mountain Vineyards, which sits on 91 acres of land between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, making it a part of the rich heritage of wineries and vineyards in the Shenandoah American Viti-cultural Area. It’s situated about 25 miles north of Roanoke.

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 was fortunate to be given a private tour and tasting of Virginia Mountain Vineyards by the Sobieski family. It was a delightful experience. The Sobieski family purchased the land in 2018 and has since been expanding the variety of vines and grapes to produce top-quality wine in Virginia.

Virginia Mountain Vineyards has established a reputation for growing exceptional grapes in Virginia. They specialize in producing “estate” wines, which means their wines are predominantly made from grapes cultivated in their vineyard.

The vineyard’s history dates back to 1998, when the first Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc were planted. Over time, Traminette, Merlot, and Petit Verdot were also added to the mix. Recently, a new variety, Sauvignon Blanc, was also planted, bringing the total number of acres of grapevines to nine.


Following the tour, I had the opportunity to taste Virginia Mountain Vineyard’s wine collection. I sampled a range of white and red wines, from delicately sweet to full-bodied and elegant. Virginia Mountain Vineyards produces 11 distinct wines from five grape varietals, namely 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!


After the thorough tour of the vineyard and tasting of all the wine flavors, I couldn’t resist immersing myself in the essence of the expansive land. The Virginia Mountains are aptly named, as the stunning views of the Virginia Blue Ridge and its landscape are unparalleled.

A visit to Virginia Mountain Vineyards is a chance to connect with the land and appreciate the natural beauty of the surroundings. The day I visited was beautiful, and I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a memorable experience near Roanoke, VA.


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?

About the Blogger - Kiwi the Beauty

Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of KiwiTheBeauty.com. As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at kiwithebeauty.com + @kiwithebeauty

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