River Hill Wine & Spirits

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River Hill Wine & Spirits
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River Hill Wine and Spirits is a family owned, farm based winery and distillery located along the Shenandoah River in Luray, Page county, Virginia. We pride ourselves in small batch high quality Wines and Whiskeys. We also have a full selection of farm raised beef and pork products as well as farm fresh eggs available for sale at the distillery building
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Russell H
Hudson, OH12 contributions
River Hill Wine and Spirits provides a unique opportunity to experience and learn about their distillery and products. The owner is extremely friendly and will talk you you through a flight of samples including corn whiskey and moonshine among others. I highly recommend others visit the distillery and experience the products offered there. It was an entertaining and worthwhile experience.
Written October 4, 2021
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Cschuch
Long Island, NY541 contributions
Couples
Fred , Amy and even Grandma are great host! Love Ed the true heritage. First you start out with the wine tasting with Amy. All delicious fruit homemade wines! Bought a bottle of the mixed fruit wine. Opened it up when we got back to our Airbnb and went well with the fudge we picked up and the cheese and crackers we had. Then the tasting of whiskey with Fred. Loved the history of making it. A little strong for me but definitely! not for my husband. He bought the bourbon whiskey which he loved. Beautiful country setting. America is built on the backs of families like this!! Support your local communities🇺🇸🇺🇸🍷🍷. How can we forget grandma as we really got a kick out of her and to know she worked while in college taking a ferry years ago to work back in Long Island! Too close to home. Worth the visit!!Thank you
Written August 30, 2020
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GAMDtravel1224
Augusta, GA18 contributions
Couples
Started our weekend in Luray with a stop here at River Hill. So glad we did! We felt like family, greeted and welcomed warmly. If you aren’t into fruit wines, don’t come for the wine, but it was delicious! We bought a bottle of the strawberry to go; it made a great dessert later in the weekend. The whiskey, bourbon, and more (!) were wonderful, and this coming from someone who normally doesn’t like hard liquor. Thanks, Fred, for convincing me the good stuff doesn’t have to burn! :)
Written May 22, 2022
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LakeIslandGirl
Ormond Beach, FL362 contributions
Couples
We made an appointment to visit this during the week, and Mr. Foley was able to accommodate us. There were four couples in our group, and we had a great time. The distillery is on a working farm, and if it is during the week, he will take appointments. However, but aware that he has to work around his hay and other crop schedules. The distillery is small, but he is knowledgeable and obviously proud of his operation. He is a gracious host, and answered all of our questions. There is no fee for the tour and tasting. We highly recommend you taking the time to work this into your schedule.
Written July 31, 2016
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Mark
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Couples
Fred and his distillery was a nice contrast to the winery tours. Being a regular aficionado of bourbon and other similar spirits, I was quite amazed with the smoothness and flavor of whiskey aged for only 7 to 8 months. Picked up a couple of bottles along with corn whiskey, horseradish, BBQ sauce, and red hot marinade. We'll be back for more next time in Luray and keeping our fingers crossed for some steaks to be in stock.
Written September 6, 2015
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luraydj
Luray, Virginia30 contributions
Couples
We had a great time talking with the owner/operator of this distillery and country winery. He gave us a tour of the whiskey making facility and discussed the whiskey making process. You could see that he really enjoyed what he was doing. The corn whiskey and bourbon are good as are the fruit wines. The owners are friendly, knowledgeable and a lot of fun to talk to. They are enthusiastic about what they do and the whole family is involved. A great visit and tasting and we would recommend it to any visitor to the Luray area. They are open only on Saturday's, 11 - 5 p.m. at this time.
Written April 3, 2015
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Kelsea C
Severna Park, MD26 contributions
Couples
We called Mr.Foley on a Wednesday morning. Although he is typically open only on Saturday it seems based off the reviews and our experience that he is accommodating to visitors schedules. He called us right back and invited us to come on over! When we arrived that building that everything is set up is adorable and clearly Mr.Foley's wife is a good decorator! We were taken to where the magic happens and Mr.Foley did an awesome job explaining the whole process. Everything was thoroughly explained and I walked away knowing more about Whiskey than ever before. The samples were SPECTACULAR and Mr.Foley was SO awesome at telling us about different mixed beverages and ways to drink and serve this to ourselves and guests (for example with cider). We then went on to taste his fruit wines. They were all spectacular and yummy! We walked away with way too many bottles of Strawberry Wine and Whiskey! They also rent out a farmhouse across the street if you are ever in the area. Based off his kindness and attention to detail, I'm sure Mr.Foley and his family will take good care of you if you stay there! Will certainly return if ever in the area again, felt like we had know him forever when we left.
Written July 14, 2016
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Harold T
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Very interesting and informative. Owners are extremely nice, receptive and fun to talk with as they show you how they make their bourbon and corn whiskey. Don't forget to pick up some corn fed beef before you leave. Definitely worth a visit to this lovely farm.
Written April 18, 2015
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renfield1969
Baltimore641 contributions
You have to drive through a neighborhood that turns into a farm to get to River Hill, but it is well worth tracking down. It is a pretty small operation as distilleries go, but the owners are really down to earth and enthusiastic. Pop is happy to give a tour of the unassuming place: there is the tap room, and the small room behind it is the distillery. "This is my vat, those over there are my barrels." The bourbon and corn whiskey he makes are all worth picking up. If they aren't the best you've had, you will appreciate the taste of down home honesty.

My wife was happy to chat with Mom and sample the fruity wines they sell (yes, including Sweet Potato.) I find those type of wines good for desserts or pancakes, but my wife likes the occasional spritzer. They were out of one that my wife selected, but she got a kick out of watching Pop decant her bottle directly from a barrel, and he let her label it and put the seal over the cork.

The property itself is pretty large, and they do a number of other things aside from the distillery. You can buy meat at the counter with your wine, and they also board horses and I understand they have a shooting range. This is a place you want to visit just so you can recognize it when some author inevitably includes it as a setting in a novel.
Written December 20, 2019
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Gosvold
Williamsburg, VA42 contributions
Couples
Stopped in with my wife. Great tasting wine and very friendly family. Everyone in the family is involved and friendly. Showed us the process and sampled several wines and spirits. Left with a car load
Written February 12, 2019
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