If you're visiting the Western Virginia area and want to make sure that you visit a winery that has great wines, beautiful scenery, and friendly people, go to Fincastle! We stopped at Fincastle on our last day in the area and wish we had visited sooner. They are very friendly and completely unpretentious - an absolutely must for us. Their wines are excellent, and we were so happy to be able to bring our dog along to enjoy this wonderful country oasis.
My favorites of the labeled wines we tasted were the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. I'm not normally a Chardonnay fan, but theirs was delicious with a smooth, crisp finish. We bought a bottle of each of those and it will be hard to keep our hands off! They also had a bottle of the test run of their new sparkling wine that we were lucky to be able to try - which will be the only champagne-style bubbly from a Virginia winery! It was incredibly good, and if they had it labeled and ready for sale we would have purchased at least one for sure!
Our dog had a blast playing with one of theirs, Max, a super friendly and sweet dog that loves people and other dogs. Their other dog, Duchess, a German Shepherd, is also very sweet, and sticks right to the owner's daughter like she is her own. So nice to be able to visit a place with our fur kid and feel like he had as much fun as we did!
Their tasting room is nice and very comfortable, connected to a half covered patio area where we enjoyed a glass of their bubbly and admired the scenery. If we had gone here earlier in our trip, it would have been hard not to spend the entire day there!
- Also Known As:
- Fincastle Vineyard & Winery Virginia