A new level of excitement is developing in Virginia as wine trails expand to provide yet another reason for travelers to go off the beaten path. The Virginia Wine Industry has gone from 6 wineries in 1980 to almost 200 today. Both sides of the Chesapeake Bay now have wine trails for you to explore. The Western Shore or Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia has 9 wineries, and visitors are enjoying the scenic and historic area with wine tours and festivals. The Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail web site features information about the passport program, hours of operation, directions and local events.
If you are looking for winery information on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay - We have you covered - Shore to Shore.
Eastern Shore Wine Trail has 3 wineries and features a journey through
fishing villages, historic sites, museums and recreation areas near
the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Route 13 is the
main highway providing a southern access from Virginia Beach by
way of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and a northerly approach
from Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Eastern Shore
of Virginia is bounded by Maryland to the north, the barrier islands
to the east and the Chesapeake Bay to the west.
Bloxom to Holly Grove 1 hour
Holly Grove to Chatham 5 minutes
Friday-Sunday Noon-5PM Memorial Day Weekend to Dec. 31
26130 Mason Rd
Bloxom, VA 23308
GPS: Latitude: +37.8241 Longitude: -75.6261
The Inn & Garden Cafe
145 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
|Holly Grove Vineyards
Open daily, with a few exceptions.
6404 Holly Bluff Drive
Franktown, VA 23354
GPS: Latitude: +37.4930 Longitude: -75.8948
Bay View Waterfront
Bed and Breakfast
35350 Copes Drive
Belle Haven, VA 23306
Thursday to Monday, 10 am to 5 pm, and open Sunday, 12 pm to 5 pm.
9232 Chatham Rd
Machipongo, VA 23405
GPS: Latitude: +37.6377 Longitude: -75.7776
Green Valley Farm B&B
9929 Bayside Road
Machipongo, VA 23405
|Wine Tasting Tips|
The Virginia side of Assateague Island is home to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and a popular lighthouse built in 1867. The Assateague lighthouse was built of brick and stands 142 feet tall. It warns sailors of the nearby shoals with two 1000-watt lamps that double flash every five seconds. The base is 27 feet in diameter and about 15 feet in diameter at the top.
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|Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center||Historic railway town|
|Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge||Beaches, dunes & barrier island habitat|
|Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge||Beaches, famous bird migration stopover|
|Assateague Island National Seashore||Beaches, dunes, marshland & wild ponies|