February 21, 2017
Isn’t it about time you hop on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail? The wineries found in the Shenandoah Valley have garnered recent praise as some of the best on the East Coast. Whether you’re a wine lover or just looking for a way to fill your time, you can’t go wrong with the best wine in Virginia! It’s wine o’clock on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. Are you coming?
When you’re looking for the most incredible experiences the Shenandoah Valley has to offer, the wine trail is at the top of the list. For everything else, though, you can lean on the totally free Vacation Guide from By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages. You can trust us to guide you to the most amazing Shenandoah Valley vacation you’ve ever had!
This boutique winery is family-operated near the mountains of Northern Virginia. Bordering the vineyard is the namesake, Cedar Creek. At Cedar Creek Vineyard, you’ll find varietals like Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. Come, try these fine wines during their tours and tastings, April through November, Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At North Mountain Vineyard & Winery, you’ll step into a storybook setting where the vineyard there has been farmed since the 18th century. Modern varietals include Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Traminette, and German types, Gruner Veltliner and Zweigelt. Visiting hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Muse Vineyards was the winner of the 2015 Virginia Governor’s Cup for the best wine in the state! They adhere to the old way of doing things that hearken back to the domaines of France. Burgundy, Bordeaux, and the Rhone regions are the inspiration for these fine wines, and the life cycle of these wines is managed entirely by hand for a wine truly unique to the Virginian winemaking realm.
The fifth-oldest vineyard in Virginia, Shenandoah Vineyards first planted their vines back in 1976. They never looked back. With 15 acres of French varietals, Shenandoah Vineyards produces fine wines you’ll definitely want to try. The vineyard is open every day of the year, except major holidays. You can visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the summer.
This family-owned and operated vineyard is located in the foothills above the Shenandoah Valley. The unique terroir of the vineyard makes perfect soil conditions for the high-quality varietals grown there. At Cave Ridge, you can visit Wednesday through Saturday. Visits are from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
These are just a handful of the many great wineries on the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. When you stay at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages in Harrisonburg, you’ll be centrally located in relation to these great wineries and vineyards. So, browse our beautiful rooms and cottages, and see for yourself the kind of comfort you can afford. We are eager to accommodate you on your tour of the Shenandoah Valley’s best wine. Contact us today to book your stay! And, if you’re in need of more great ideas for things to do, download our free Vacation Guide!