Located at the gateway to the Rockfish Valley, just 15 minutes from Waynesboro, Valley Road Vineyards opened its doors in July 2016. A purveyor of exquisite wines, the company was conceived by a group of friends who share a love for the Virginia grape. Located on 22 acres, the vineyard enjoys commanding Blue Ridge views, and is conveniently situated in the heart of the Monticello Viticultural Area. Valley Road Vineyards’ Tasting Room is open Wednesday-Monday 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Since opening, Valley Road wines have received a number of awards including a Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal in its first eligible year of competition.

Valley Road Vineyards is also a wedding and event venue, with space configurations suitable for up to 200 guests.

Our philosophy is to make wine with the classic, old-world principles of viticulture and vinification, at the same time using state of the art technology to capture varietal and regional character. Our name derives from the Roman historian Pliny the Elders observation In Vino Veritas In Wine there is Truth. We believe that the truth in our wine comes straight from our vineyard as an expression of the land where we live and work.

The Virginia Metalcrafters Marketplace is an experience in the heart of East Main. Currently Happ Coffee Roasters, Basic City Beer Co., Common Wealth Crush, The Foundry, Patina Italian Inspired, and the Showroom at Basic City offer a full venue of exciting entertainment, live music, food, and craft beverages.

Our tasting room and patio offer views of our first vines, the pond and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a scenic setting to enjoy a glass of wine and some of the best of Central Virginias wine country.

We created Lightwell Survey to explore the state of Virginia’s lesser known vineyard locations, feeling that these sites would produce unusual, delicious, and provocative wines. Lightwell eschews the wine trail model, leaving us to focus on sourcing from the state’s mountains and mountain valleys. The fruit is grown at high elevations, on stony soils, tended by dedicated farmers. Like the new wave of producers around the world making wine from less heralded locations, Lightwell is out on the fringes, but in a region with considerably less resources and infrastructure than older winegrowing areas. While Californians start up a small project with relative ease: plenty of available fruit, mature custom crush infrastructure, and licensing, it is difficult to do so in Virginia. Though there is little incentive or support for younger producers who want to start buying a bit of fruit here and a bit there, there are a handful of neo-pioneers doing it anyway. Lightwell Survey hopes to help establish a new model for the young and creative class of our industry, so that Virginia’s new wave is collaborative, qualitative, and original.

Barren Ridge Vineyards is a place of tranquility. When you walk through the doors you leave the hustle of life behind and find a place where everyone could be a friend. Its a place where even people who are unfamiliar with the place feel at ease and a sense of warmth.