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Wine cheereth God and man.  (Judges 9:13)

Treat your palate to vintages crafted by family-owned wineries in the Shenandoah Valley. Travel scenic routes to the wineries and enjoy the lovely picnic grounds that many wineries provide.

homelabelChester Gap Cellars 

4615 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA
(540) 636-8086

On top of the world. That’s literally where you’ll be when you visit Chester Gap Cellars at the northern tip of beautiful Rappahannock County, enjoying not only stunning views from the Cellar’s open-air tasting patio but truly great, hand-crafted wines. This is a family-owned winery producing wines from mountainside vineyards.

rapRappahannock Cellars
14437 Hume Road
Huntley, VA
(540) 635-9398

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountain Foothill, Rappahannock Cellars is a state of the art winery producing nearly 8,000 cases per year. Owned by a local Catholic family, Rappahannock Cellars produces European styled Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, our Bordeaux styled Meritage, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines, to name a few. We invite you to come and spend the day with us in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Taste wine while overlooking the cellar or strolling near the vineyard.

foxmeadowFox Meadow Wineries
3310 Freezeland Road
Linden, VA
(540) 636-6777

Situated at an elevation of 1700 feet above sea level, Fox Meadows allow visitors to actually “look down on the tops of mountains” and see as many as (7) mountain ranges. Located on the east slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains it is truly a breath taking experience.

wineryGadino Cellars 
92 Schoolhouse Road
Washington, VA
(540) 897-9292

Slip away for a few hours to the quiet and beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County, VA and become part of Gadino Cellars La Famiglia. Relax with our assortment of fine wines, gourmet cheeses and local sausage in our Italian-inspired tasting room or on our sun-splashed deck overlooking the year round gardens, our vineyards and the enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains. Furthering the Italian experience during your visit, we have two regulation size Bocce Ball Courts to enhance your “wining” pleasure.

Glen Manor Vineyardsvineyardpic
2244 Browntown Road
Front Royal, VA
(540) 635-6324

Glen Manor Vineyards, located in Virginia approximately 70 miles due west of Washington D.C., is situated on a western flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 5 miles south from the north entrance to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Nearby mountains, ranging between 1400 and 3400 feet in elevation, surround the vineyards forming a “Glen”. The vines are growing high on steep mountain slopes, in very deep and well drained stony soils.

Linden Vineyardslinden_photo
3708 Harrles Corner Road
Linden, VA
(540) 364-1997

There is something special about tasting wines at their source and talking to the people involved in its making. We offer complimentary tastings whenever we are open. We love to share our passion and knowledge of our wines. We also hold an educational in-depth tour of the vineyard and the cellar at 11:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays. The tour typically lasts 45 minutes. In keeping with our ”quiet and calm“ philosophy, on the weekends, our deck and grounds are now only available to members of our case club.

Philip Carter Winerycarter
4366 Stillhouse Road
Hume, VA
(540) 364-1203

Philip Carter Winery follows in the footsteps of the Carter Family and their dream for winemaking in Virginia. The full history is available here.


Click here to learn more about Virginia wines and view a full listing of Virginia wineries.

*N.B. This is not an official program of Christendom College.

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