Chesapeake peninsulas along the Virginia Wine Trail provide verdant land and a year-round temperate climate for vineyards and wineries including Athena, The Hague, Ingleside, and Vault Fields. Enjoy Virginia winery tours featuring their warm hospitality and tastings along the way, with local wines such as Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc and Chambourcin.
Athena Vineyards & Winery
This beautiful country setting along the Virginia Wine Trail features a tasting room and gifts for the wine lover. Open Jan-May, Saturday noon-6pm; June-Dec, Wed-Sunday noon-6pm. 3138 Jessie Ball Dupont Hwy (Route 200) between Burgess and Wicomico Church, 804.580.4944.
Belle Mount Vineyards
Enjoy handcrafted wines from vineyards overlooking Cat Point Creek. Open Mar 15-Dec 15, Wed-Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. 2570 Newland Road, Warsaw, 804.333.4700.
General's Ridge Vineyard
Amenities include two large short-term rental homes with large porches overlooking the vineyard and "somewhere in time" tasting rooms. 1618 Weldons Drive, Hague, 804.493.0226.
The Hague Winery
Fine wines in an historic setting along the Virginia Wine Trail. Open April 1-Nov 30, 11am-5pm daily; Dec-March, call first. 8268 Cople Highway, Hague, thehaguewinery.com, 804.472.5283.
Ingleside Plantation Vineyards
Award-winning wines plus tours, tastings, museum, gift shop, picnic area and a river cruise. Open daily, 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm (open until 6pm Memorial Day-Labor Day). 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, 804.224.8687.
Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery
Enjoy a wine tour in Virginia with flower gardens, picnic areas and "old world" atmosphere of the post-and-beam tasting room and gift shop. Open April 1-Dec 23, Wed-Sunday 10am-5pm. 8215 Oak Crest Drive, King George, 540.663.2813.
Vault Field Vineyards
Located on historic Vault Field Farm near Kinsale, with award-winning wines resulting from the marriage between an exceptional terroir and the latest techniques in viticulture. Open Feb-Dec Thurs, Fri & Saturday 11am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm (summers noon-6pm) or by appointment. 2953 Kings Mill Road, Kinsale, 804.472.4430.
For more information on the Virginia Wine Trail, call the Tides Inn Activities Team at 804.438.4489.