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"Make mine Virginia wine!"...

For more information on wines, tastings and food - stay in touch with Flavours Magazine on Facebook or get a copy through the Virginian Leader. Join a wine club and experience some of the area's numerous vineyards while making new friends and exploring. Mountain Lake Lodge and Chateau Morrisette are just two "Total Destinations" for Wine enthusiasts to immerse themselves in culture, gourmet cuisine, great company and forever memories. As the Virginia wine culture grows, keep in touch with our growing roster of Wineries, Vineyards, and special events, below!

Beliveau Estate Winery

At Beliveau Estate we have one simple goal: To make Great Wine! (and share it!)

Our winery has a beautiful Tasting Room, covered outside veranda, picnic spots, on-site hiking and in the cooler months a warm fireplace for cozy sippin'.

Wine Tours & Tasting, our own exclusive Wine Club, and many special events make Beliveau Estate the perfect starting point along the Southwest Highlands Wine Trail.

Our Beliveau Estate Website.


West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery

We welcome hikers, motorists, cyclists, motorcyclists, corporate escape artists, picnicking lovers, stressed-out lawyers, tired old hippies, Yankee tourists, and the occasional wine expert to our breezy hillside gathering place.

A warm, welcoming tasting room will greet you when you visit. You're more than welcome to spend some time enjoying our award-winning offerings on the patio or relaxing in front of our stone fireplace. West Wind always has something happening to tempt your Romance!

Our West Wind Winery website


Amrhein Wine Cellars

AmRhein Wine Cellars, a family-owned winery since 1999, is elevated at 2500 feet and located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Specializing in Virginia-style wines from 100% estate grown grapes with 35,000 vines in 3 vineyard locations producing over 15 different wines, Amrhein has something for everyone's taste. Sit on the Veranda and enjoy the cool mountain breezes while sampling our award-winning wines!

Wine Education and Seminar Series available throughout the Season.

Our Amrhein website


Foggy Ridge Cider

At Foggy Ridge Cider in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Cidermaker Diane Flynt combines innovation and tradition. Over 30 American, English and French apple varieties—ugly and hard to grow but full of the tannin, acid and aroma needed for fine cider—are blended to create a traditional hard cider crafted with modern techniques.

Our Foggy Ridge Cider-site


Chateau Morrisette

Your Destination for Wine Tours, Tastings, Good Friends and Fun.

Chateau Morrisette is the result of a love affair between the Morrisette family and the rural Virginia countryside. Chateau Morrisette remains an industry leader in quality wines and is located in a spectacular setting in Floyd County.

The restaurant and winery are open year-round and Special "Black Dog" Events are held throughout the year as well. The Chateau presents a relaxing yet exciting experience for anyone who enjoys fine wine, gourmet fare and beautiful natural surroundings.

Our Chateau Morrisette Website

 

 

Tempt Yourself this Grape Season with these Cultivated Offerings:

August 2014 Events

 

August 17, 2014 ~ Tasting Notes: The Wines of South America presented by The Bank Food and Drink, 6pm.

Learn about the various grape varietals from Argentina, Chile and more with Scott DaValle of The County Vintner. Reservations required by August 12th; $20 per person.

Call (540) 921-2981 or email us at cheers@thebankfoodanddrink.com

Come for wine, stay for dinner!

The Dogs!  Music & Wine 2014

August 17, 2014 ~ Sunday Sounds presented by Chateau Morrisette, 1-4pm

Come on out and join us for relaxing music and wine in our courtyard, Sundays thru October! Each weekend a different performer will help finish your week (or start a new one!) with style.

August 17: Big Mama Joy

August 24: Caravan Band

August 31: Scott Perry Duo

We've got more Sunday Sounds Comin' this Season! Check out our Events Page at Chateau Morrisette for Autumn engagements and festivals too!

August 23, 2014 ~ Cafe Saturday(s) at West Wind Vineyard

Join us every Saturday noon-to-2pm for Live Music and a scrumptious lunch. Our menu changes weekly (lunch served from 11am-3pm) so visit our West Wind Wine website for menu information.

West Wind Farm ~ 180 West Wind Drive ~ Max Meadows, VA 24360

Wine Country 2014

August 23, 2014  ~ Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains! at Black Snake Meadery

Join us on our Sippin’ Porch for an intimate musical experience.  Enjoy mead and music by Scott Perry $5 tasting fee. Tasting hours:  11-5, music 1-4.

August 24, 2014 ~ Beliveau Estate & Winery presents Sunday Music with Celie Holmes (Jazz Vocals) 3-5pm, Free Admission

Wine is fine and live music makes it better!

Join us at Beliveau Estate to relax and raise a glass!

 

These locations offer the cultured traveler a total immersion in the "Viner Things" at a single destination. For romantic escapes, corporate gatherings, weddings and anniversaries, the finest in cuisine and photogenic landscape . . . lasting, unique memories await you at these premier destinations.

Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge offers a resort set on the shore of a natural lake, in the midst of a 2,600-acre forest preserve. Conveniently located atop Salt Pond Mountain in Pembroke, just 16 miles from the college town of Blacksburg and an easy drive from major cities like Richmond and Washington, DC, our Virginia mountain wilderness hotel is a place you can call your home away from home – for a day, a week or longer.

At Mountain Lake, adventures reveal themselves at every turn. Explore the Conservancy’s 22 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, or feed your adrenaline on the new Aerial & Zip Line Adventure Course. Spend an afternoon on the New River fishing, rafting, kayaking or paddle boarding. Let us pack you a picnic lunch to take along on a private river trip.

The Lodge is adjacent to Jefferson National Forest, offering over 90 square miles of rivers and trails to explore, including the Appalachian Trail.

Mountain Lake Lodge has a robust schedule of Special Events for the 2014 "All Seasons" and we look forward to creating a singular experience or many wonderful memories for years to come.

Please consult our Mountain Lake website for Reservations, Adventure Weekends and other Special Stay offerings.


Chateau Morrisette

Your Destination for Wine Tours, Tastings, Good Friends and Fun.

Chateau Morrisette is the result of a love affair between the Morrisette family and the rural Virginia countryside. Chateau Morrisette remains an industry leader in quality wines and is located in a spectacular setting in Floyd County.

The restaurant and winery are open year-round and Special "Black Dog" Events are held throughout the year as well. The Chateau presents a relaxing yet exciting experience for anyone who enjoys fine wine, gourmet fare and beautiful natural surroundings.

Chateau Morrisette has numerous very-nearby Lodging Partners to suit all tastes and make cozy memories.

Our Chateau Morrisette Website


New River Retreat

 


 

Giles County wants YOU!

Giles County is your EVERYTHING Destination for all things "Vine": Adventure, Culture, Romance and Great Memories! Check out our GC Website or click on the picture above. You deserve to live a little. You deserve Giles County!

 

 

 

 

 

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