Fall Sunset at MountainRose Vineyard

Don’t Miss an Appalachian Wine Experience

Virginia Wine Month ends soon, but there’s still time to celebrate! And we simply can’t think of a better place to spend it than in the mountains. The Appalachian Mountains, of course!

Here in Virginia’s Great Southwest, there’s an explosion of color and vibrancy around every corner. And the leaves are just the beginning. Toss in that autumnal chill in the air that ushers in sweater season. And you know you’re imagining yourself wrapped up by the fire with a wine glass in hand.

Take an adventure to Wine Country along the Spirits of the Clinch!

Let’s start with a true Southwestern Virginia gem (or should we say rose) …

MountainRose Tasting Room

MountainRose Vineyards

The winery at MountainRose Vineyards in Wise is a true hidden gem. The vineyard itself affords the classic, picturesque view of rows and rows of grape vines and apple trees spread evenly across lazy, rolling hills. Throughout the spring and into the fall, rose bushes are bursting with color at the periphery of each row. And a quiet, little pond takes up residence at the base of the hill. Walk inside the winery and a warm stone fireplace creates the perfect setting for a cozy wine-tasting excursion. Prefer to enjoy the crisp autumn chill? Take your tasting outside on their delightful outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard.

Vincent’s Vineyards

Tucked away on a veiled farm in downtown Lebanon, Vincent’s Vineyard delivers one of the most delightful entrances to a winery in the region. Drive right alongside those iconic grape vines, and Vincent’s winery is just around the corner. Take a step inside and a large, richly varnished bar has room for everyone in your party. Enjoy a tasting indoors or outside on the patio, where you might catch the distant sounds of Melody Acres Farm’s Katahdin sheep. Bring a picnic basket, take a stroll, and make a whole day of it! Or call ahead and request a tour of the winery.

Wine Tasting Glass at Vincent's Vineyard