Although it's not Napa Valley, Southwest Virginia offers an impressive grouping of local wineries and breweries with tasty varietals and friendly vintners. When staying at Inn at Riverbend, take some time to see these beautiful vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting or tour.
Wine making has been a thriving industry in Virginia since 1607 when Jamestown was established with wine in mind! Thomas Jefferson believed that Virginia could be a great state for growing grapes and attempted to bring European grapes to Monticello. In the past 40 years, six wine grape growing regions have developed and exist today, with more than 141 wineries producing a range of wines including Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon to name a few.
To let you enjoy a few of these Virginia wines, we've created a guided tour from Inn at Riverbend to two wineries located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. On the way, your guide will share stories of the past and present of this beautiful land.
Depart from the inn at 10:00am. Visit Villa Appalaccia Winery, and Chateau Morrisette. Enjoy lunch at Chateau Morrisette followed by wine tasting and a wine tour. Arrive back at Inn at Riverbend around 4:30pm with an optional stop in downtown Floyd and Blue Ridge Parkway scenic overlooks.
See it, taste it and enjoy it like a native! Your guided tour includes a Virginia winery map, all transportation to and from Inn at Riverbend, fuel charges, wine tasting fees, lunch and chilled beverages.
Tours are available Friday-Sunday with 72-hours' notice. To book a tour, please contact Inn at Riverbend at 540-921-5211, or book online when you make your reservation.
$130 per person, minimum 4 people
$180 per person for 2 only
Cancellation Policy: Deposit will be refunded if cancellations are received in writing 10 days prior to tour date.