Blue Mountain Barrel House

Blue Mountain Barrel House

Come visit the production facility for Nelson County’s original brewery, Blue Mountain Brewery. Opened in 2012 to supplement the growing demand of our original brewery restaurant on Route 151 in Afton, our strikingly beautiful “Blue Mountain Barrel House” location boasts mountain views to rival anything this side of the Mississippi as well as one of the largest beer barrel-aging facilities on the East Coast.

In Fall 2020, we diversified the Barrel House facility by opening THE SMOKIN’ BARREL RESTAURANT, with expanded onsite seating, a permanent commercial kitchen, a beautiful stage, and expansive patios. The Smokin’ Barrel offers our delicious house-smoked meats and American pub fare favorites to please every palate, along with a variety of wine and cider options. Join us on the quiet side of Nelson County between Charlottesville and Lynchburg and relax in the very special setting of Blue Mountain Barrel House.

495 Cooperative Way
Arrington, VA 22922
434-263-4002
www.bluemountainbarrel.com

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Brent Manor Vineyards

Nestled in the hills of Virginia Wine Country in beautiful Nelson County just south of Charlottesville, The Brent Manor Vineyards welcomes you to a mix of the New World and the Old World. When you visit our tasting room, you get to experience our wines, and in addition, we are bringing the Old World in as well by offering an ever changing variety of Portuguese wines.

In addition to the Brent Manor Vineyards wines – The New World – we are also bringing in some of our favorite Portuguese wines – The Old World. Portugal’s wine regions produce many different styles of wine. Even though Portugal is mainly known for Vinho do Porto and Vinho Verde its diversity of native varietals along with its varied soil and climate have combined to produce distinctive wines from every part of the small country.

100 Brent Manor Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
434-826-0722
www.brentmanorvineyards.com

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Delfosse Vineyards & Winery

Relax in the serene, gorgeous natural landscape of Delfosse Vineyards while enjoying our award-winning wines by the glass or the bottle. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and rows of picturesque grape vines, DelFosse Vineyards and Winery offers a stunning natural setting for your corporate event, wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or any special occasion.

Located 30 minutes south of Charlottesville and 40 minutes north of Lynchburg right off of Route 29, DelFosse is one of Virginia’s only terrace style vineyards.

500 Delfosse Winery Lane
Faber, Virginia 22938
434-263-6100
www.delfossewine.com

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Lovingston Winery

Lovingston Winery, located in the rolling countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is dedicated to the production of the highest-quality wines. Primarily family-run along with head winemaker Riaan Rossouw, we take great pride in offering a pleasing experience in every bottle.

Our Josie’s Knoll Vineyard site consists of 10.5 acres of densely-planted vines — ranging from the Bordeaux varietals of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to the South African Pinotage as well as Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, and Petit Manseng. This “dense-planting” — 1200 vines to the acre — stems from the idea that by limiting the number of grape bunches a vine is able to produce, that vine concentrates all of its energy into those fewer clusters, increasing the quality of the fruit.

The winery, built into a hillside on the family farm, employs a gravity-flow production method, allowing us to virtually eliminate the use of pumps and other mechanization we believe detracts from the wines. In addition, we ferment the grapes in relatively small quantities to allow for a more hands-on approach to winemaking and increased quality control.

885 Freshwater Cove Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434.263.8467
www.lovingstonwinery.com

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Mountain Cove Vineyards

Mountain Cove founded in 1973 is one of Virginia’s wine pioneers and is nestled in a photogenic cove just minutes off US 29 in gorgeous Nelson County. A family-run farm and winery and we delight in showing you how we grow and make wines. We grow a mix of wine grapes and have pioneered in the production of wine from Virginia grown fruit.

Tasting and tours are free, and all our wines, as well as a nice selection of wine-related gifts, are on sale in our shop. The route to our winery offers spectacular views of apple orchards on the mountainside. We have picnic facilities and are available for special events and group tours.

1362 Fortune’s Cove Lane
Lovingston, Virginia 22949
434-263-5392
www.mountaincovevineyards.com

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Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Distillery Company is an American Single Malt Whisky distillery on 100 acres amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Virginia. We are centrally located between Charlottesville & Lynchburg on Route 29. Situated on 100 acres in Lovingston, Virginia, The Virginia Whisky Experience aims to be a destination in Central Virginia. Stop by our Visitors Center and enjoy an array of specialty whisky cocktail samples, made with the Virginia Distillery Company’s Virginia-Highland Whisky and seasonal ingredients sourced from local Nelson County farmers.

We offer our award-winning cask finished whiskies – the Virginia-Highland whisky series, Courage & Conviction – our flagship American single malt whisky, and limited single cask special editions.

299 Eades Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
434-285-2900
www.vadistillery.com