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Johnson's Orchards

2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-3707
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Bedford
Type: Farms
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Please don't be fooled by the name. We were traveling on the Blue Ridge parkway and saw the "Peaks of Otter" wine in the gift store. We decided to explore the winery which proved to be a total waste of time. This place is not a winery but rather an apple orchard with a few lines of grapes to show... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This cozy orchard is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia and about 8 miles from scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. You can pick your own apples and picnic in their pavilion, and they also have an affiliated vacation rental home and winery. Recommended!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by the Peaks of Otter Winery as part of a day trip while visiting Smith Mountain lake. I'm glad we did. The wine tasting was fun, and we left with a few bottles of delicious fruit wine.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Peaks of Otter Winery is somewhat hidden -- if you don't know you're looking for it, I can't imagine you'd just randomly stumble across it. Our toddler was napping, so we wanted to find some way to pass the time while she slept -- and we ended up at the Winery. However, we were very pleased with our experience there!... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was worth the drive to visit this "sweet" wine-tasting site. They have wine-tasting in which you purchase a small glass ($3-4). Very knowledgeable staff working there. What i didnt know until i was leaving is that you can purchase the fruit from the orchards. You pick and pay by the pound. Great concept, great atmosphere, just great!

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Bedford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

July always brings the "Horse & Hound Festival" to the Johnson's Orchard each year. We attend to see the horse exhibits, the dogs having fun with their owners, arts and crafts & delicious food for sale & various wineries offering samples from their vineyards. A band performs wonderful music on stage throughout the festivities. It's always a fun time for... More

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Forest, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

NOT WORTH YOUR TROUBLE EITHER!!! At their gift shop....the lady behind the register was very condescending and a bit of a [--] when I asked her a simple question. Also, the stuff ( jellies, jams, wines ect.) on the shelves were dirty and dusty, which make you wonder how old they are. OH!!!....I only gave them 1 star because you... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife just started drinking wine and we pass this place every weekend on our way to visit family. So we decided to stop in and check it out. It is winter time so the only thing going on it the little wine shop. (Although we were told that during the summer they have various activities for kids and families.)... More

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Buchanan, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I like it due to the fact that it is family oriented. I will most likely go back. It can get quite warm in the summer.

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Bedford, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Apples and more apples. Nothing could compare with the peaches that old Mr. Ike Rose used to produce. The wine is terrible. Danny needs to go to school..

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