Nestled in the Appalachian region, West Virginia is home to some of the most rugged and wild land in the country. Mighty mountains, rolling hills and breathtaking valleys earned it the nickname, “The Mountain State”. While quite famous for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, the state also appeals to wine lovers with a layout of charming wineries.
While the number of wineries is small, they can be found scattered all throughout the state. The incredible uniqueness of each winery will give you a whole new perspective on The Mountain State and just how much it has to offer! Kick back, relax, and enjoy the stunning scenery at these top 10 wineries of West Virginia. Cheers!
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1. Chestnut Ridge Winery
CW Score: 88.0
Address: 15 Chestnut Ridge Spencer, WV 25276
Overview: If you’re looking for delicious wines, incredible views, and a fun and friendly atmosphere…look no further! Chestnut Ridge Winery is located at the trailhead of Ben’s Run Trails, providing the perfect opportunity to also enjoy the great outdoors.
Open everyday except Monday, stop in for a tasting of their great variety of wines, ranging from semi-sweet to dry. With over 30 wines to choose from, there’s something for everyone to sip on.
2. Sweeter Side Of The Feud Winery
CW Score: 86.8
Overview: Nestled in the picturesque backwoods of Roane County, this family-owned and operated winery has a deep history of making some of the finest moonshine, whiskey, and wine around. They were even featured on the History Channel!
The winery itself was renovated from an old 12 stall horse barn which sits on 300+ acres, and overlooks an 8 acre pond. Specializing in sweet and semi-sweet wines, the winery grows 12 different grape varieties.
3. Old World Libations
CW Score: 84.6
Overview: This premier farm winery specializes in meads, estate grown red and white wines, and fruit wines made from the very best. Nestled in the heart of Monroe County, the winery overlooks the beautiful and historic Indian Creek.
The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday, and there are no reservations required. Enjoy their delicious variety of small dishes to elevate your tasting experience.
4. MonValley Vineyards
CW Score: 84.2
Overview: Tucked away in the Appalachian foothills, this small farm winery is a little slice of hidden paradise. The winemaker, Steve, is dedicated to producing an interesting and complex variety of wines to satisfy every palate. He has developed different blends utilizing grapes, berries, and fruits (including tomatoes)!
The winery offers red, white, and blush wines of all sweetness levels. Stop by for an unforgettable tasting Tuesday through Saturday.
5. Honey River Meadery
Overview: This award-winning meadery never uses sulfites or chemicals in their wines, and ages each and every one for two or more years. This results in silky smooth, delightfully balanced meads that are a must-try! Tours and tastings are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead of time.
The Meadery is located on the breathtaking Health Berry Farm, surrounded by beautiful rolling green hills, and plenty of fresh country air. You’ll feel worlds away.
6. Moss Farms Winery
CW Score: 83.1
Address: 100 Harvest Lane Wheeling, WV 26003
Overview: Based out of Wheeling, Moss Farms Winery provides wine to the Ohio Valley and surrounding areas. Their unique wines are easy drinking, clean, and pleasant, always leaving you wanting more. Making red, white, and fruit wines, there is always a variety to choose from.
Unwind in the relaxing ambience, and overlook miles of greenery. Open for tastings Sunday through Wednesday, reservations are not required.
7. Daniel Vineyards
CW Score: 82.8
Overview: Established in 1990, this gorgeous estate welcomes you to stroll through the rolling vineyards as you sip your worries away! Open Tuesday through Friday, Daniel Vineyards offers beautiful scenery and exquisite wines.
Additionally, the winery offers a lunch special Wednesday through Friday, and also encourages packed picnics to enjoy on the many different areas of the property. Just be sure to call ahead before visiting for the wonderful staff to prepare your personal tasting.
8. Lambert’s Vintage Wines
CW Score: 81.4
Address: 190 Vineyard Dr Weston, WV 26452
Overview: Nestled in the heart of West Virginia is one of the cutest wineries you’ll ever see! Take a tour of the charming winery and taste the even more charming wines.
Lambert’s is open daily for tours and tastings, but they appreciate a call ahead of time before visiting. The winery produces red, white, and blush wines, with different sweetness levels to meet everyone’s personal preference. The staff is incredibly accommodating and will make you feel right at home with wonderful hospitality.
9. Forks of Cheat Winery
CW Score: 75.9
Overview: Producing award-winning wines with old world traditions, Forks of Cheat Winery has been operating for over 30 years and makes over 20,000 gallons of fine wines annually.
Although the production is on the larger scale, the hospitality in the winery will make you feel like part of the family. Open everyday for tastings, stop in and enjoy a glass (or two) of some of the finest wine around! Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and reservations are not required.
10. Batton Hollow Winery
CW Score: 73.9
Overview: Producing both reds and whites, Batton Hollow Winery offers a wide selection of high-quality, fine wines to enjoy with pure delight.
Located in Lost Creek, the rustic barn-styled tasting room and blankets of green grass instantly put your mind at ease. Take a tour of the winery, taste the special seasonal-made wines, and don’t forget to take a bottle or two home with you!