closeups of grapes in the vineyard at the best Virginia wineries of 2022

The Best Virginia Wineries to Visit in 2022

Select Registry - February 8, 2022

A New Destination for Wine Lovers!

A couple enjoying some wine tasting at the best Virginia wineries of 2022

If you haven’t yet discovered the delicious bounty of Virginia wineries, then put this remarkable state on your “must-see” list for 2022! Virginia has been hailed as one of the most exciting places for wine lovers to visit this year, and we agree! The rolling, lush, and verdant hills of Virginia are incredibly beautiful. When you add a range of delicious Virginia wineries to the mix, you have the recipe for an unforgettable getaway. 

Virginia wineries are just getting their start in national recognition, but we think it’s going to quickly grow in popularity in years to come. The joy of discovering something new will be at the very forefront of your journey. It will be accompanied by some of the nation’s oldest history, agriculture, art, and culture. It’s a beautiful confluence and something we can hardly wait to share with you in 2022. 

Make your getaway even better by partnering with any one of our great Virginia Bed and Breakfasts. There are fifteen Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts across the state of Virginia. Each of these Inns is located to some of the best attractions in the state, including the top Virginia wineries.  

Our selection of Virginia Bed and Breakfasts offers some of the best places to stay in Virginia. Replete with some of the most comfortable accommodations and unbeatable hospitality, not to mention the quality assurance of the Select Registry brand standing behind each of them, we do not doubt that Virginia will quickly become one of your favorite vacation destinations. View some of the best places to stay in Virginia, and then book your getaway today!

Beautiful views at the best Virginia wineries of 2022

10 of the Best Virginia Wineries of 2022

The variable weather experienced in Virginia can be dramatically different from year to year, which is in part what makes this such a fascinating wine region to explore. Winemakers and farmers at the top Virginia wineries work hard all year long, honing their craft and tending to their vines to ensure that something not just delicious but interesting winds up in your glass. 

Like many other things in Virginia, the result of this dedication to artistry and craft is something truly exceptional. You can taste to unique qualities of Virginia’s wine region in every bottle, as winemakers bring a true sense of place to everything they do. It’s quickly becoming one of the top wine tasting destinations on the east coast, comparable with the Finger Lakes Wine Region in Upstate New York!

There are more than 4,000 acres of grapes in Virginia and more than 250 wineries. Those Virginia wineries are further divided into ten regions and eight distinct AVAs. Virginia wineries grow a vast number of grapes, but varietals like Viognier, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot shine here. Bordeaux-style red blends are some of the most highly acclaimed wines produced at Virginia wineries – each with their distinct bit of Virginia flair for a truly unique wine tasting experience. 

Are you ready to get out and explore? Here’s a list of 10 of the best Virginia wineries to try in 2022. 

  1. Barboursville Vineyards is one of the more famous Virginia wineries to make our list and is located just outside Charlottesville. Their flagship wine is a well-rounded red Bordeaux blend. As you stroll the grounds, don’t miss the ruins of a mansion built by Thomas Jefferson.
  2. Another largest and most popular Virginia wineries is Breaux Vineyards in Loudon County in northern Virginia. They offer a broad range of wines, including red, white, fruit, and sparkling varietals. 
  3. Ankida Ridge Vineyards in Amherst is a remote mountaintop vineyard that offers sensational views, something that is outshined only by the unique pinot noir and chardonnay’s you’ll find here. 
  4. Dave Matthews – yes, that Dave Matthews – owns Blenheim Vineyards. This one is also just outside Charlottesville, and though it’s fun to visit something owned by a celebrity, you should be coming for the wine. It won’t disappoint! They’re known for their Painted Red Bordeaux-style blend and the Painted White Chardonnay/Viognier/Sauvignon Blanc blend.
  5. If you’re visiting Virginia’s horse country near Middleburg, don’t miss Boxwood Estate Winery. Their red Bordeaux-style blends are great, but we love their dry rose on a hot summer’s day. 
  6. You’ll find the beautiful Chateau Morrisette just off the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd. It’s a great place to try some Viognier, along with some Virginia fruit wines, and they go perfectly with the sweeping mountain views!
  7. Don’t miss the raspberry merlot at Fabbioli Cellars near Leesburg if you’re looking for something unique. Their much-awarded Tannat is also sensational. 
  8. Linden Vineyards is Virginia’s top Chardonnay producer, and its peaceful surroundings in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a great escape during vacation. 
  9. Many of the top Virginia wineries are dedicated environmental stewards, including DuCard Vineyards near Shenandoah National Park. Their flagship wine is the Bordeaux-Esque 2017 Triskele, which won the Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal.
  10. If great views are what you are after, you can’t go wrong with Stone Tower Winery near Leesburg. Their wines are also, of course, delicious. This is an excellent place for red wine drinkers to discover white wines, as their 2016 Voignier is well-regarded.  

As wonderful as these 10 Virginia wineries are, they represent a small fraction of the depth of winemaking in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There’s a delicious wine to be sipped and swirled wherever you end up in the state. Check out the extensive range of Virginia wineries here, and start planning your trip today!

A glass of wine enjoyed at sunset at the best Virginia wineries of 2022

Find the Best Places to Stay in Virginia

While you’re exploring the top Virginia wineries across the state, we’d be remiss not to mention the exceptional cideries and breweries that call the Commonwealth home, too. Cider has been a long-held tradition in Virginia, and there are at least 50 cideries across the state. You’d do well to visit some of these on your wine tasting adventure, too!

With all of these tasting adventures waiting for you, don’t you think it’s time you start planning your trip? For that, you’re going to need accommodations – and luckily, we happen to know the best places to stay in Virginia!

Select Registry, a unique and diverse collection of Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, and Boutique Hotels around the country, offers luxurious lodging in some of the nation’s most popular vacation destinations. When you choose to Stay Select, you’re choosing something far different than a traditional hotel stay. 

You’ll be greeted at every Select Registry property by a warm hello, treated to comfortable and upscale accommodations, followed by some of the best hospitality the country has on offer. This includes a deliciously fresh breakfast each morning of your stay and often plenty of other treats throughout your stay. In a nutshell, Select Registry properties will offer you an exceptional home away from home. 

This personalized service and attention to detail isn’t what you’ll find at standard hotel chains and is one of the many things that set us apart as some of the best places to stay in Virginia. You’ll also gain peace of mind knowing our collection of boutique hotels and Inns have passed the most comprehensive inspection in the hospitality industry. 

If you’re ready for a delicious adventure to the best Virginia wineries, it’s time to book your stay at a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast

Places to Stay Near Virginia Wineries

Inn at Riverbend

Set on 14 acres offering stunning views of the New River and the Appalachian Mountains, our luxury bed and breakfast offers spacious rooms and spectacular scenery. Located just 20 miles from Blacksburg, Virginia,  our accommodations provide a unique romantic retreat from the stresses of everyday life in an unspoiled and peaceful setting, where exceptional service is our trademark, our food fresh and delicious, and you, our guest, is our number one priority.

Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

Brierley Hill, an ideal location for a Romantic Getaway in Virginia! The Spectacular Panoramic Views of the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway & Appalachian Mountains are breathtaking.

Our individually decorated rooms and Jacuzzi Suites feature private baths, fireplaces (gas or electric), plush linens, Flat Screen TV and DVD players, WiFi & Luxurious bathrobes.. Additionally, the suites  and Cottages offer refrigerators, and coffee makers.

Steeles Tavern Manor

Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Steeles Tavern, Virginia on 50 picturesque acres is Steeles Tavern Manor.

Situated midway between the historic towns of Staunton and Lexington, guests can visit many attractions such as Crabtree Falls and the Blue Ridge Parkway, historic Lexington, Staunton’s theater, renowned wineries, The Virginia Horse Center, Natural Bridge, antique shops, and championship golf within twenty to thirty miles of the property. 

Fort Lewis Lodge and Farm

Fort Lewis Lodge & Farm is a country escape set on a 3,365-acre estate in the mountains of Virginia. Our twenty-one distinctive accommodations offer a rare mix of unpretentious elegance and unique architecture where every room has a view.

Your stay is highlighted by a seasonally-inspired breakfast and dinner served in the historic Lewis Gristmill followed by a fire in our timber-framed pavilion in the evenings. Outdoor activities abound with hiking, biking, fly fishing, canoeing or simply relaxing by the pristine swimming hole. 

Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

Arcady Vineyard B&B offers guests several different getaway experiences in one location. From outdoor adventure and history to romance and wine, we provide the perfect place for a romantic getaway in Virginia. 

Sitting on 14 wooded acres and a vineyard of 300 grapevines, Arcady Vineyard B&B offers a peaceful getaway surrounded by nature. We’re located just 6.5 miles from exciting downtown Charlottesville and the historic pedestrian walking mall with several unique shops and restaurants. There are multiple wineries within a 30-mile drive.

Foxfield Inn

At Foxfield Inn, guests enjoy a unique blend of luxury and warm hospitality at our elegant, cozy bed and breakfast near Charlottesville. It’s the perfect place to get away for a change of pace, from visiting award-winning wineries, breweries, and cideries to outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, or hot air ballooning over the Albermarle County countryside and Blue Ridge Mountains.

History and architecture buffs can visit three Presidential homes, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland, and James Madison’s Montpelier, plus the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, with UVA, its Cavaliers sports teams, rapidly growing Arts and Artisan community, galleries, antiques, food specialty shops, and great restaurants is only 8 miles away. 

The Inn at Willow Grove

Located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this historic plantation boasts a brilliant combination of modern elegance and historic charm.

From the moment you walk in the door, you will be greeted by unsurpassed service at our TOP rated Bed and Breakfast in Virginia. If you’re in the mood for some pampering, Escape to our intimate spa for a massage. To Unwind, take a stroll through the lush gardens or relax with a glass of sweet tea on one of our southern-style porches, which overlook a serene park-like setting. When hunger sets in, let yourself Indulge with a farm-to-table fine dining experience at our award-winning Vintage Restaurant. 

The Inn at Vaucluse Spring

Set on over 44 scenic acres in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, this village of six guest houses surrounds a lovely limestone spring. Enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, manicured gardens and grounds, a summertime swimming pool, trails through the pasture and woods, and a small herd of Holstein cattle.

Accommodations range from elegant rooms in the gracious 200-year-old Manor House to cozy rooms in a charming 1850’s log house. For the ultimate in seclusion, stay in one of our private cabins: a converted artist’s studio at the water’s edge, or a re-purposed art gallery with views of the meadow, or a tobacco-barn-turned-luxury-cabin.

Inn at Evergreen

The Inn at Evergreen serves as the centerpiece to the Evergreen Country Club, where distinct character combines excellent facilities and attentive service with a friendly, picturesque view. 

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway in Virgina with its pristine rolling hills, relaxing by the pool or one of the best golf rounds of your life, Inn at Evergreen is sure to exceed your expectations. The Inn is a perfect venue when looking to plan your wedding, corporate retreat, or other special events. The Inn at Evergreen, as it exists today, is proudly listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

Ashby Inn and Restaurant

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is a Northern Virginia Bed and Breakfast located in the quiet village of Paris, Virginia. Just one hour west of Washington, DC, the inn is at the very center of our country’s dynamic first century. 

Each room varies in size and is furnished with 19th-century pieces, including four-poster beds, hand-painted wardrobes, quilts, oriental rugs, and blanket chests. Four rooms have wood-burning fireplaces. Outside the inn, you will find Adirondack chairs, long manicured lawns lined with beautiful perennial flower beds and the Inn’s vegetable and cutting gardens.  

L'Auberge Provecale Bed and Breakfast

Our enchanting Shenandoah bed and breakfast is perfect for awakening or rekindling romance, a proposal, anniversary, birthday, small weddings and elopements, or an exceptional DC weekend getaway from today’s hectic world. The Premier Guest Rooms and Elegant Suites at our bed and breakfast capture the essence of the French countryside with luxurious amenities including steam baths, Jacuzzi tubs, and cozy fireplaces.

Experience beautiful Virginia Wine Country and savor our three, or five-course menu or chef’s tasting menu, with freshly picked vegetables and herbs from our garden and an abundance of fruits from the orchard. Our award-winning wine list will provide the perfect addition to your romantic Virginia weekend getaway.

Hidden View Bed and Breakfast

Hidden View, voted ‘Best of Virginia 2019,’ is a luxury destination B&B in Virginia and as a  boutique resort, event venue, and vacation rental in Northern Virginia’s wine country, just 30 miles from Dulles International Airport; 20 minutes from Leesburg, VA; and 8 miles from Charlestown and Harper’s Ferry West Virginia.

Perched on Short Hill Mountain, this 10-acre estate offers amazing panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the valley between the hills, and a neighboring vineyard. The modern stone and stucco ranch manor features five spacious guest room suites with private baths, luxury mattresses and linens, cozy fireplaces and seating areas with great views from every window. Hidden View is perfect place for your Virginia romantic getaway, 

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