Staunton sits in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by agriculturally rich fields, farms, and vineyards. During your visit to this charming city, dive into its culture, and visit a local winery. We know there are a plethora of wineries near Staunton, Virginia, so we’ve laid out the best of the best for you.
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Wineries Near Staunton, Virginia
Located in Downtown Staunton.
Ox-Eye Vineyards takes pride in crafting high quality, food-friendly wines made from 100% estate-grown grapes. Their vineyards reside in rural Virginia, and their tasting room is in downtown Staunton. The beautiful, historic building that the tasting rooms sits in dates back to 1904 and once served as a scale house for horse-drawn coal wagons. Today, the building is fully restored and open to the public to taste delectable Staunton wines.
Must-Try: The Lemberger is a dry, full-bodied wine with notes of black pepper and cherry.
Tasting Hours: Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fun Fact: The name of the winery originates from the ox-eye field daisies that grow throughout their farm.
Barren Ridge Vineyards
Located in Fishersville, a 16-minute drive from Staunton.
The goal of Barren Ridge Vineyards is to provide a place of tranquility. When you arrive at the property, you are immediately welcomed by a wave of warmth and relaxation. Their tasting room is a transformed apple picking barn that now features a large, stone wood-burning fireplace and a cozy, rustic vibe. Barren Ridge’s wine truly reflects the soil of the Shenandoah Valley, with crisp, austere flavors. You’ll have an unforgettable time when you sip their award-winning wine on their patio, overlooking the vast landscape of Virginia’s rolling hills.
Must-Try: Their Meritage is an award-winning red wine that yields flavors of bright fruits and acidity.
Tasting Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 a.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fun Fact: Barren Ridge is dog-friendly! Be sure to say hello to the winery pup, Rascal.
Located in Raphine, a 26-minute drive from Staunton.
Rockbridge Vineyards specializes in well-crafted, affordable, small-batch wines. The winemaker and owner, Shepherd Rouse, worked at vineyards in Germany, California, and Virginia throughout his life. He then set off on a mission to produce his own wine and settled on an area of land in northern Rockbridge County at a 2,000-foot elevation. Today, his vineyard has grown to 17 acres and contains a wide range of native and hybrid grapes.
Must-Try: Try their coveted Chardonnay if you’re in the mood for white wine, or their Cabernet Franc if you prefer red.
Tasting Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, and Sunday through Monday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fun Fact: There’s always something exciting happening at Rockbridge! Check their Events Page for live music and fun events, such as bingo games and festivals.
Stay at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
Our historic, boutique hotel is easily accessible from all of the wineries near Staunton, Virginia. After spending your day at the vineyard, bring back a bottle of wine to enjoy as you unwind in a rocking chair on our gorgeous front porch.
Rest your head in one of our peaceful, pristine guest rooms. Fall in love with our in-room amenities, like rainfall showers, plush bath towels, luxury toiletries, and Keurig machines. When you stay at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.