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Spirits of the Clinch

It has been said that the Clinch River is haunted by many spirits of yesteryear, with legends of busted stills and revenuers claiming victory during the bootleg era. Today you can experience the Spirits of the Clinch and taste the region’s best beers and wines made with water from the Northern Hemisphere’s most biologically diverse river! Starting on either end of Virginia’s Hidden River, you can find a distillery, two breweries, and three wineries waiting like old friends at the end of a dirt road to greet you. Each has its own distinctive character and flavors that will definitely bring you to come back for more!

Choose your favorite brewery, winery or distillery below and then find it on the map that follows


1. Painted Peak Brewing Co.

Painted Peak Brewing Co and Tap Room is located on historic Main Street, Tazewell. Housed in a 1940’s era Dodge dealership, Painted Peak has retained much of the building’s original character. Local history and legends are crafted into each beer created here, and the stories can be as refreshing as the flavorful beer. Among the many beers brewed here, you’ll find Pellissiippi Pale Ale, Cliff Hanger IPA, T—Town Brown, Lost Tribe Tripel, and Amonate Amber. A chef specially trained in craft beer cuisine produces unmatched culinary arts for the region, including Appalachian Nachos, Pork Belly Po Boys, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, and a Virginia Charcuterie Board (among many others). 276-988-7325. 386 Main Street, Tazewell, Virginia. Follow us on Facebook!


2. Plum Creek Winery

Plum Creek Winery is located in Thompson Valley, Virginia, just 3 miles off the Back of the Dragon motorcycle route. Located in a beautiful serene setting, Plum Creek Winery is proud to be the first and only winery in Tazewell County. We offer 12 fruit, berry, and grape wines, including Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple, Plum, Peach, Kiwi Strawberry, Black Raspberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Apple Pie, Muscadine, and Concord Grape. There are also 3 mixed fruit wines named for the Back Of the Dragon; Dragon’s Treasure is a mix of Blackberry, Plum & Peach, Dragon’s Blood is a mix of Blueberry, Strawberry, & Apple., Dragon’s Fire (the newest), made of Jalapeño, Blueberry, and Apple. All of our fruit is hand picked and bursting with flavor. A tasting room is available to taste all of our delicious wines. We also offer paint n’ sip classes and tours of our orchards. Keep up with us on Facebook (Plum Creek Winery) or call 276-988-9792


3. Vincent’s Vineyard

Vincent’s Vineyard is a family owned and operated farm which lies at the foothills of the majestic Clinch Mountain, the perfect venue for tasting wine and gatherings. Come and “Experience the Grapeness” in a relaxing atmosphere with some good old fashioned hospitality you won’t forget. Try our fine wines that will please your palate every time! We look forward to your visit for free wine tastings and tours! The winery is conveniently located in Lebanon Virginia, only 1/4 mile off Route 19. 276-889-2505 2313 East Main Street, Lebanon, VA


4. Stone Mountain Distilling

Stone Mountain Distilling, home of Virginia Heritage Moonshine, is located in the town of Lebanon, Virginia. We distill hand-crafted small-batch spirits that are true to the roots of the Appalachian Mountains. We are the first legal distillery in Lebanon since prohibition. Stop by and take a tour of our distillery and have a taste of some of the best spirits around. Follow us on Facebook! 2219 E Main Street Lebanon, VA 24266


5. Sugar Hill Brewing Co.

Sugar Hill Brewing Company is an 80 seat restaurant / brewpub located in the town of St. Paul, Virginia. Family friendly and located in the historic downtown district of Saint Paul, Sugar Hill’s guests enjoy the industrial feel of exposed brick, large windows, and metal ceilings. Add vintage pinball machines, a foosball table, and a 10 foot TV screen to the delicious menu of original Americana food including deep fried pimento cheese balls and farm fresh burgers with 12 house made craft beers on tap at all times. 16622 Broad Street, St. Paul, VA 24283 276-738-1088 Follow us on Facebook!


6. MountainRose Vineyards

MountainRose Vineyards is a family owned award-winning winery and vineyard nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The family estate vineyard is the first to be planted on land once mined for coal. Abundant in minerals, the soil gives the wines beautiful rich colors and intense fruity flavors and aromas not found in other wines. All the grapes are hand pruned and grown in the cool mountain air with plenty of sunshine, then harvested and sorted by hand so only the best grapes go into the wines. Visit soon, tour the vineyards and taste the wines while you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the mountains. 276-328-2013 10439 N. Reservoir Rd, Wise, VA.


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