Four wineries, Foggy Ridge Cider and Blacksnake Meadery offer tastings and events for visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway and southwest Virginia.
Just one third mile from Foggy Ridge Cider, Blacksnake Meadery produces award winning honey wine and cyser, an apple and mead beverage. Blacksnake’s Tupelo Honey Wine won a silver medal at the 2007 International Mead Festival.
A brand new winery near Riner, VA produces Chambourcin, Cab Franc, Vidal Blanc and more, all worth a visit.
Villa Appalaccia Winery
Specializing in Italian inspired wine, Villa Appalaccia is 12 miles from Foggy Ridge Cider and offers tastings of award winning wines, special events featuring food from their outdoor brick oven, a Bocce Court and stunning Blue Ridge Parkway views.
Chateau Morrisette Winery
One of Virginia’s largest wineries is 11 miles from Foggy Ridge Cider. Visit the unique timber frame tasting room, gift shop and winery; attend festivals and music events, or enjoy the excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner.
West Wind Farm Winery
West Wind grows grapes and makes handcrafted wine on a fourth generation farm near Ft. Chishwell. Visit their beautiful arts and crafts style winery that has become a gathering place for southwest Virginians.
AmRhein produces award winning Virginia wines with a German influence. Located 30 minutes from Roanoke and 50 minutes from Foggy Ridge Cider, visit AmRhein for tastings, tours and festivals.
Historic orchard 22 miles from Foggy Ridge Cider with pick your own cherries, peaches and apples. The Cherry Orchard Theatre offers original plays on weekends July through September.
Visit these sites for local tourism information
- Cascade Highlands—True Blue Ridge Tourism Site
Excellent site on the vibrant wine—and cider—community in Virginia.
A twice-yearly studio tour in and around Floyd, VA featuring talented potters, woodworkers and guest artists. Worth a special trip.
Arts center in Floyd, VA with galleries, artist workshops and classes.
Comprehensive site for Virginia tourism.