The rich soil between the Blue Ridge and the Atlantic Coast is perfect for growing grapes and has given rise to some truly outstanding local wineries.
Our real estate agents are excited to highlight some of our favorite wineries in the region. These five local wineries are collectively known as the Heart of Virginia Wine Trail, and each one has something unique to offer!
- Grayhaven Winery - 4675 E Gray Fox Cir, Gum Spring, VA 23065
Although Virginia is now home to over 400 wineries, Grayhaven Winery was one of the first. Established in 1978, Grayhaven is known for its outstanding handcrafted estate wines, including signature wines like Pinotage, Marechal Foch, and Petit Verdot. The winery provides tastings and some excellent cheese and Charcuterie boards in their cozy tasting room and offers a beautiful outdoor space with nature trails and outdoor seating. Grayhaven Winery is nestled in the community of Gum Spring, less than an hour from these Richmond homes for sale.
- James River Cellars Winery - 11008 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Offering a superb selection of red and white wines, James River Cellars opened its doors in 2001 and quickly established itself as one of the best wineries in the Richmond area. Wine flights are available in the tasting room, and you can also order wine by the glass, bottle, or even cans. Be sure to check out these Glen Allen homes for sale just minutes from James River Cellars Winery.
- Lake Anna Winery - 5621 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551
The folks at Lake Anna Winery have been growing grapes on their picturesque 75-acre vineyard since 1989. They offer several varieties of rich red wines, aged in the traditional French style in oak barrels, as well as some truly exceptional dry white wines. Lake Anna Winery also hosts several events and festivals throughout the warmer months with food, live music, and ample opportunities to sample from their excellent wine selection. Lake Anna Winery will also ship wine just about anywhere in the United States. They offer free shipping on six or more bottles and are still offering curbside pickup as well.
- Mattaponi Winery -7530 Morris Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22551
A family-owned winery with a diverse selection of offerings, Mattaponi Winery, brings together years of expert wine-making experience with a keen appreciation for Virginia's Native American traditions. Their beautiful, rustic tasting room can accommodate groups of any size, and their outstanding white Wabamin (Niagara grape) and red Miskwamin (blue Concord grape) wines are local favorites. Mattaponi Winery also offers several excellent sweet dessert wines, including award-winning blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry wines.
- Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards - 13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa, VA 23093
Formerly known as Cooper Vineyards, Fifty-Third Winery & Vineyards offers handcrafted wines to suit any taste. It's a great place to sit and sip a glass of wine in their warm, welcoming tasting room or on their spacious deck overlooking acres of rolling farmland. In addition to several outstanding red and white wines, Fifty-Third Winery also makes some of Virginia's best rosé. The winery is located a short drive from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg and offers daily wine tastings year-round.
From award-winning wineries and spectacular scenery to unique culture and outdoor adventure, the Richmond area has it all. Contact us today to learn more about all the opportunities that await in Central Virginia!