Imagine this idyllic scene. You’re relaxing high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, comfortably seated while enjoying the spectacular panorama of the natural color and texture that nature has spread out before you. Enhance this scene by imagining that you are basking in garden of natural beauty while sipping a glass of your favorite wine. This need not be an imaginary experience. Enjoy the real experience by visiting the Wintergreen Winery in Virginia’s Nelson County.
Located on the eastern slope of the mountains close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, this family owned winery, which was once part of the historic Highview Plantation, offers the visitor spectacular scenery throughout the year, and of course offers some of Virginia’s finest award winning wines including Black Rock Chardonnay, Riesling, Three Ridges White, Thomas Nelson White, Blush, Merlot, Three Ridges Red, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. If your taste is more aligned with fruit wines, Wintergreen offers Mill Hill Apple Wine and a delicious Raspberry dessert wine.
The Wintergreen Winery itself is a state-of-the-art operation that is housed in a 19th-century farm building. The winery welcomes visitors into an inviting and comfortable tasting room which includes one of Virginia’s finest gift shops. There is also a picnic area for visitors near the South fork of the Rockfish River, a great place to have lunch. The makings for an excellent gourmet class picnic are available from the winery at reasonable cost. The Wintergreen Winery and gift shop are open daily year round.
Don’t deny yourself the opportunity to relax near the gentle flow of the Rockfish River while enjoying the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with a glass of one of the Wintergreen Winery’s excellent wines. It is guaranteed to be an experience that you will reflect upon in years to come; one of the many that will draw you back to picturesque Nelson County, Virginia.