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Winery Tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Winery Tours on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Winery touring has become a very popular pastime for many people. Visiting and touring wineries in the Blue Ridge Mountains can be a relaxing and romantic way to spend your vacation. There are many wineries along the Blue Ridge Parkway that can provide tours, weekend vacation packages and much more.

Wine Trails

A new trend in winery touring, called “wine trails”, has made it easier for travelers to tour more than one winery on a given trip.  A wine trail can consist of any number of wineries within a specific region. Some trails are meant for independent travel where visitors make their own arrangements for lodging and transportation. There are however “full service” wine trails that provide all travel and accommodation arrangements for you.

Wine Trails in Virginia

Virginia’s wine economy has quickly grown to become one of the top in the nation. Over 130 wineries and several wine trails can be found across the state. Wine has become such an important part of Virginia that October has now been designated as Virginia Wine Month.

Some popular wine trails in Virginia are:

  • The Bedford Wine Trail
  • The Blue Ridge Wine Way
  • Fauquier County Wine Trail
  • The Heart of Virginia Wine Trail
  • The Loudoun Wine Trail
  • The Monticello Wine Trail
  • The Shenandoah Valley Wine Country Trail
  • Mountain Road Wine Experience

Wine Trails in North Carolina

Grown from just a handful of wineries 30 years ago to over 80 today, North Carolina’s wine industry is quickly becoming one of the largest tourist attractions in the state. Home to the oldest cultivated grapevine in the New World, North Carolina has wineries to suit every taste and palate.

Some popular wine trails in North Carolina are:

  • Yadkin Valley Wine Trail
  • Haw River Wine Trail
  • Vineyards of Swan Creek Wine Trail
  • Uwharrie Mountains Wine Trail

Featured Wineries Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant
Virginia's premier winery offering scenic vistas of the 
New River Valley, casual and elegant dining indoors or 
outside on our terrace, wine tastings and tours of our 
production facilities, festivals and special events 
throughout the year. Known for The Black Dog and 
Our Dog Blue wines, Chateau Morrisette produces 23 
types of wine and is a pet friendly establishment 
perfect for relaxing in an exquisite setting with both 
canine and human companions. Wine and gifts are 
available for purchase.
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Milepost 171.5 ~ 540-593-2865
287 Winery Road SW ~ Floyd, VA 24091

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