Winchester holds 250 years’ worth of history, including George Washington’s first public office, Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters and civil war battlefields, offering visitors a wide variety of things to see and do here. Not a history buff? The quaint old town of Winchester offers something for everyone. If you’re looking for something to do, consider taking a tour of some of Winchester’s Wineries and Breweries. There are many to choose from.
2504 N FREDERICK PIKE, WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA
A chance meeting at a local bluegrass concert in 2011 between an Englishman homesick for quality cider, and a local orchardist of German descent, led to the marriage of old-world tradition with new world know-how that makes Winchester Ciderworks unique.
4063 MIDDLE RD, WINCHESTER, VA
James Charles Bogaty had a vision for the Shenandoah Valley to produce internationally-renowned wines, and in 1995 he and his wife, Della, bought a 100-acre tract of land on the banks of the Shenandoah River, west of Berryville. In 2000, James and Della opened Veramar Vineyard, becoming the 63rd winery in Virginia. It has since grown to produce over 10,000 cases of wine a year.
1531 PACK HORSE RD, WINCHESTER, VA
Misty Mountain Meadworks is a small Virginia Farm Winery. We specialize in making Mead, which some people call honey-wine. We are the oldest operating meadery in Virginia. The Meadery is owned and operated by the Copeland family in Winchester, VA.
450 GREEN SPRING ROAD, WINCHESTER, VA
We are a family owned and operated Certified Organic vineyard located in the Shenandoah AVA (American Viticultural Area). Although we have been growing grapes for the past 5 years, 2017 was our first crop. We have available the 2017 vintage in our tasting room from our Organic grapes Arandell (red) and Cayuga (white). “Verde” was our first release this spring 2018 and Arandell followed this summer 2018. Our sparkling wine is aging on its lees and expected release will be 2019. We invite you to come taste Champagnes from producers like Billecart-Salmon, Ayala, and lesser known Poilvert-Jacques. Come experience the beauty of the beneficial habitat that supports our vineyard while you sip on some champagne.
1687 MARLBORO ROAD, STEPHENS CITY, VA
Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery is a family owned and operated farm winery born from our commitment to preserve the rural beauty of the Commonwealth, our desire to build a legacy for future generations of our family, and our passion for Virginia wine. Located just south of Winchester near Stephens City, Virginia, our 18 acre farm is steeped in history. The focus of our winery is our Tasting House, a Federal style brick manor house dating back to 1807 and the namesake of our business – Valerie Hill.
864 SHEPHERDS MILL ROAD, BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA
612 Vineyard welcomes you to unwind, sit back, savor enticing wine and enjoy our relaxing views at our petite vineyard nestled up against the northwest side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Clarke County, Virginia. Delight on our wondrous enticing wines – from a lightly sweet Rose to a dry velvety Chambourcin, along with everything in between. Lisa Adams, Owner and Founder, fell in love with Northern Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains when relocating to Clarke County in 1996. Her passion for the importance of family and friends gathering together inspired the establishment of 612 Vineyard.
905 QUARRY ROAD, BERRYVILLE, VA
Veramar Vineyard is located of Rt 7 in the northern Shenandoah Valley AVA of Virginia. Right over the Blue Ridge Mountains from Loudoun County, Veramar is a short drive from Leesburg or Winchester, and easily accessible from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Frederick, MD, Harpers Ferry, WV, and the Interstate 81 corridor. This hidden gem, nestled in the rolling hills near the Shenandoah River, has an expansive view of the mountains from the 28 acres of vineyards and the rustic yet elegant tasting room and terrace. In this idyllic setting we grow Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Traminette, Norton, Albariño, Vidal Blanc and Malbec wine grapes, and make Virginian wine across a spectrum of varietals and blends. Each wine distinctively expresses our dedication to premium Virginia winemaking. The Bogaty family founded Veramar in 2000, when there were very few wineries operating successfully in this part of the state. Since then, the business has grown to include their son, Justin Bogaty, as winemaker.
21 & 23 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601
The legacy of Alesatian flows from the mountains and farms of the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, along the German border, where tastes emerge from a bold mix of cultures and traditions. It is the ancestral homeland of the Ritenour family of Stephens City Virginia, brewers of Alesatian. Much has changed in Europe since the Ritenours lived there in the 1500’s, but the brewers of Alsace still cherish the distinctive heritage of their art. So it is today: respect for purity and authenticity guide every ingredient and every decision at the Virginia brewery. In windswept Alsace, sunlight burns through a grey sky and seems to set a farmer’s field on fire. Flowers on a mountaintop dance under racing clouds. In an old stone brew-house, men and women descended from generations of brasseurs discuss a slight variation on a traditional recipe. Emotions may rise, but never voices: everyone knows the winning argument can only be flavor.
142 W Commercial St., Winchester, VA 22601
We make the beer here. We can and package the beer here. We serve the beer here. We welcome our community to join us and share the labors of our love every chance we get: festivals, fundraisers, celebrations, good Ol’ Day Drinking, ping pong, swanky Soirees. Any opportunity to share a pint, really. The Escutcheon family has become just that; we don’t just work together, we are like family.
320 N. Cameron St., Winchester, VA 22601
Our team of owners consists of 2 couples brought together by a mutual love of engineering and beer, which naturally translated into homebrewing. While homebrewing and enjoying the thriving brewery scene in Virginia, somehow we decided that opening our own 3-barrel nano-brewery in Old Town Winchester would be an exciting adventure. We’re currently the only majority woman-owned and -brewed establishment in the state of Virginia (well, at least as far as we’ve been able to determine), which is pretty excellent. We love the Shenandoah Valley and we really love beer. We love beer so much that we think it should be made right here in Old Town. Women brewing in Virginia is nothing new – even before Thomas Jefferson made any beer at Monticello, his wife Martha was brewing small batches of beer every two weeks. Ok – so, women in brewing is awesome and all, but that’s not all we’re about.
150 Ridgemont Road, Middletown, VA 22645
Backroom Brewery is a boutique farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. We began as a herb farm, growing culinary and medicinal herbs for the garden center trade. Our herb farm, Sunflower Cottage, grows 120,000 potted herb plants each spring from seeds and cuttings to sell to other garden centers and to our own customers. In the fall of 2012, we built our hops field. After all, hops are the herbs that flavor beer. Hops provide the bitter balance to the sweet malt that feeds yeast, which ferments beer. In 2013 we began the process of creating an ordinance in Warren County to accommodate farm breweries. By late spring, the process was complete and Backroom Brewery became the first farm brewery in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.