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“3.5 Stars - Fun Place to Enjoy Some Wine”

Wisteria Farm and Vineyard
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Stanley
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Owner description: Our small farm winery is nestled on the western slope of the Blue Ridge mountains. We are located in the Shenandoah Valley in Page county, known for its rural character and scenic beauty, between the towns of Luray and Stanley. This is a working farm and vineyard; we also have a flock of natural-colored Romney sheep as well as free-roaming chickens.We invite you to come out and enjoy a day in the country. Bring a picnic and wander around the farm and vineyard or just sit on our deck, enjoying the wine and the surroundings.
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“3.5 Stars - Fun Place to Enjoy Some Wine”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stopped by Wisteria on our trip to Luray. It's one of the closest wineries, and I read they have a farm -- with sheep! We arrived around 2, and as soon as we stepped out, we noticed Romeo the rooster roaming around free in the yard. We walked into the building to do our tasting, and we were immediately helped. You can choose to do either a six tastings of wine (dry or sweet), or you can do a full tasting of them all, plus the dessert ice wine, for $10. My husband and I both opted to do the full tasting. Also, you get a souvenir wine glass with the full tasting, which is something I always love. I am a bit disappointed most vineyards don't do this anymore.

Unfortunately, most of the wines weren't for me. I did like the Traminette, the dessert wine, and the Carmine. My husband took a glass of the Carmine, and I bought a bottle of the Traminette to enjoy outside, seeing the sun decide to peek out on this cold March day. We had fun watching Romeo watch the other roosters and hens. He was segregated from them due to their constant fighting and pecking each other's eyes out. Gruesome, I know, I had a hard time looking at Romeo. The sheep stayed in their barn, much to my dismay. The farm is quite large, and you can find plenty of places to sit and enjoy wine, or you can walk down a path through the vineyards down to Hawksbill Creek. There are also gorgeous views of the mountains all around.

We were entertained for a good hour while enjoying our wine at Wisteria. If you're in the rea, stop by.

Visited March 2013
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Trip”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The wife of the wine maker was our tasting guide. She was amazing, and we were able to taste very many wines. With the tasting fee, we also got wine glasses. Then, when we decided to buy bottles, one of our tasting fees was waived (and it was a grand tasting!). This woman knows her wine and is warm and friendly. She knows Luray, as well, so ask her for recommendations for dining and such, because she is very helpful. We will be back for more!

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful winery and owners!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Love to visit Wisteria because Moussa and Sue are friendly, committed to their products and run a lovely, relaxing winery! Great live music on weekends!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“A good way to spend an inclement afternoon while visiting the Skyline Drive area”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

When we decided to forgo yet another hike in overcast weather on a recent visit to Shenandoah National Park, we headed instead to Wisteria Farm and Vineyard, the closest place we could get to to do a wine tasting. Tastings are well-organized and overseen by friendly and informative staff. Options include samples of six sweeter or six dryer wines (with some overlap between). Although the tasting room features a small menu of items to accompany wine (hummus or cheese platter, for example), nothing was available when we visited except for some oyster crackers on the bar. This was understandable, as it was a holiday weekend, but prospective visitors should take note and plan ahead if they hesitate to do any drinking at all on an empty stomach.

Visited September 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Great small winery with mostly friendly staff”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stopped here and enjoyed our visit. It was Sept 1st and they were having a party of sorts. People had picked grapes and by the time we arrived, people were stomping the grapes!!! It was great fun. I had never done that before and enjoyed the unique experience.

All staff were very friendly and helpful except one. The lady doing the tastings in the tasting room was not very friendly at all. We ended up just buying two glasses of wine and sitting outside and drinking them. Not sure what her problem was, but other than that we had a great experience.

Loved the chardonnay! This is not a fancy huge winery like Veritas or others along that line. This is a "home style" type winery and it really fits its' niche! Great job!

Visited September 2012
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