On top of the world. That’s where you will be when you visit Chester Gap Cellars at the northern tip of beautiful Rappahannock County. Bring your senses to life sipping truly great, hand-crafted wines while enjoying stunning views from our open-air tasting patio. At over 1,000 feet elevation and conveniently located just off of Route 522 near Front Royal and I-66, Chester Gap Cellars is your perfect destination to experience a tranquil, intimate, and friendly place.
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. Gadino Cellars also has two regulation-size bocce ball courts. Gadino Cellars…Taste the Tradition!
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.
Little Washington Winery is tucked right into the sweet spot of Virginia Wine County high on the edge of Shenandoah National Park. Taste incredible small batch craft wines, featuring the award-winning Little Washington Winery portfolio of 7 wines, including George, named the #1 red wine in Virginia, Shenandoah Steel, named the #3 white wine in Virginia and Que Syrah, gold medal and best in category winner along with other interesting top craft wines on the unique Dirt Road Wine Tour. Stay awhile and enjoy wine by the glass in the place named #2 panoramic view in Virginia.
We like to refer to ourselves as a true Mom & Pop, small production, boutique winery. Our goal is to offer wines carefully crafted in traditional European styles. We have interior seating, picnic tables, porch seating and, of course, plenty of open ground for picnickers, either right outside the tasting room or on the hilltop by the Black Walnut tree with views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Visitors are welcome to come out and spend the day enjoying the views and occasional local wildlife sighting of deer, wild turkey or maybe even Red the vineyard fox and “escape the madness.” No stress, no pressure (just magnificent wines)!
Pen Druid Brewing focuses on wild fermentation, barrel fermenting and aging, traditional spontaneous fermentation, and naturally carbonated beers. The brewery is owned and operated by the three brothers Lain, Van, and Jennings Carney who are in the psych-rock band Pontiak. Pen Druid is a 10bbl woodfired brewery. All kegs and bottles are naturally carbonated using secondary fermentation in the bottle or the keg.
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. Our experienced wine-making team, coupled with careful tending of the vineyard and exacting knowledge of the cellar, is producing exquisite, internationally recognized wines.
Revalation Winery is located in the heart of Hebron Valley, just one and a half miles off Route 29. Sip deliciously sophisticated wines, relax on the porch of our 1830s log cabin and admire magnificent panoramic views of the the Blue Ridge Mountains.