Shenandoah Vineyards is quaint and rustic. The tasting room is staffed by two adorable (old) ladies, which made the tasting reminiscent of being served wine by my grandma. Shenandoah offers three tasting options, starting at $5 for the beginner tasting and going up to $10 reserve tasting. All the tastings includes a tour of the winery which is offered hourly. The tour of the winery includes viewing where the grapes are grown, harvested, and processed. The tasting also includes a few palate cleansing sips of their award winning well water.
Speaking of awards, the facility is covered in displays of their awards. There were so many medals that hanging them on the walls didn’t provide enough space. You could see through the glass table tops, extra medals, which dated back to 1980.
We visited on a rainy Friday afternoon and had the tasting room to ourselves. Since it was raining, we didn’t get to walk around the grounds. The vineyard is 26 acres of 11 different varietals. The inside of the tasting building was cozy and had a lot of wine related wares to peruse. The only problem with having a cosy tasting room all to ourselves was that we couldn’t sit and talk freely without the grandma like figures being within earshot.
Founded in 1976, we are the third oldest winery in the state, and the oldest winery in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. If you’d like to try Shennandoah Wine they will be at 28th Annual Wine & Craft Festival 2014 in Front Royal on May 17th and the 33rd Annual Vintage Virginia Wine & Food Festival- Bull Run Reginal Park May 31st & June 1st . (I”m so excited to be be at Vintage Virginia with Trump Winery!!) If you’re from outside of Virginia, Shenandoah also ships out of state.