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Top 10 Wineries near Fancy Gap

There are lots of great wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap, Virginia. This is our list of top 10 wineries around Fancy Gap. See each at a glance and check out recent reviews. They are all less than an hour from Pilot’s Perch Cabin.

Top 10 Wineries Near Fancy Gap

This is our top 10 list. I’ve included a blurb on each (and travel times from downtown Fancy Gap). Click on the link for each winery to get more info.

  1. Jolo Winery and Vineyards – beautiful winery at the foot of Pilot Mountain; delicious wines; restaurant with top-notch food (~35 minutes)
  2. Roaring River Vineyards – beautiful, unique location alongside rushing river; delicious wines; amazing food at the cozy restaurant; close to Stone Mountain (~50 minutes)
  3. Shelton Vineyards – delicious wines; restaurant with excellent food (~35 minutes)
  4. Iron Heart Winery – tasty wines; interesting family history; cast of characters (~30 minutes)
  5. Chateau Morrissette – good wine; beautiful mountain setting just of the Parkway (~40 minutes)
  6. Pilot Mountain Vineyards – good wine; great views of Pilot Mountain; individual fire pits (~35 minutes)
  7. Round Peak Vineyards – views of the Blue Ridge; beer and wine slushies; frisbee golf (~20 minutes)
  8. Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery – short hike through the woods; longer hike to beautiful Carter Falls (~50 minutes)
  9. West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery – family owned winery (~25 minutes)
  10. Old North State Winery – good food; muscadine wine; downtown Mt. Airy (~25 minutes)

Honorable Mention

We haven’t visited these, but they’re on our list.


Pilot’s Perch Reviews

Below you’ll find reviews of some of the wineries on our list of top 10 wineries near Fancy Gap.

Shelton Vineyards

Gravity-flow Winery in the Yadkin Valley Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shelton Vineyards is often described as the jewel of the Yadkin Valley. The 33,000-sq-ft gravity-flow winery is surrounded by meticulously pruned vines, relaxing…

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More Info About Our Top Wineries Near Fancy Gap (and the honorable mentions)

Here you’ll find more information about our top 10 wineries around Fancy Gap. We’ve included the honorable mentions as well. You’ll find the location, hours, reviews and more.

Chateau Morrissette

Chateau Morrisette

Location: Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 171.5 (North from Fancy Gap)
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~40 minutes
Hours: Mon – Thu 10-5; Fri & Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5
Restaurant hours vary. Click for details.

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • OpenTable – 4.8 (3,205 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (394 reviews)
  • Yelp – 3.5 (36 reviews)

Pilot’s Perch Review

Divine Llama Vineyards

Location: Yadkin Valley, between Pilot Mountain and Winston-Salem
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~50 minutes
Hours: Fri & Sat 12-5; Sun 1-5; closed Fri in Jan/Feb

Reviews (as of 10/17/18)

  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (46 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4.5 (21 reviews)

Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery

Location: Yadkin Valley, near Elkin
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~50 minutes
Hours: Wed-Sat 11-6; Sun 1-5

Reviews (as of 10/16/2018)

  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (46 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (9 reviews)

Iron Heart Winery

Iron Heart Winery - Tasting Room

Location: North of Fancy Gap, not too far from New River Trail State Park
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~30 minutes
Hours: Sat 12-5; Sun 1-5

Reviews (as of 10/16/18)

  • Facebook – 5 (92 votes)
  • Tripadvisor – 5 (1 review)
  • Yelp – 4 (1 review)

Pilot’s Perch Review

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

JOLO Lake and View of Pilot Mountain

Location: Yadkin Valley, near Pilot Mountain
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~35 minutes
Hours: Thu – Sat 10:30-6; Sun 10:30-5
Phone: 336.614.0030

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • Facebook – 4.9 (224 votes)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (296 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (34 reviews)
  • WeddingWire 5 (3 reviews)

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McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

Location: Yadkin Valley, near Thurmond
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~45 minutes
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (57 reviews)
  • Yelp – 3.5 (5 reviews)

Old North State Winery

Old North State Winery - Wine Tastings at the Bar

Location: Downtown Mt. Airy, NC
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~25 minutes
Restaurant hours: Lunch Mon – Sun 11-3; Dinner Mon – Sat 4-9  

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • Facebook 4.6 (616 votes)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (195 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (34 reviews)

Pilot Mountain Vineyards

Pilot-Mountain-Winery-Building

Location: Pinnacle, NC
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~35 minutes
Hours: Summer (4/1-10/31) Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 11-6; Sun 12-5; Winter (11/1-3/31) Fri-Sat 11-6; Sun 12-5

Reviews (as of 2/9/22)

  • Google – 4.9 (91 reviews)
  • Facebook – 5 (92 reviews)
  • TheKnot – 5 (1 review)
  • Tripadvisor – 5 (8 reviews)
  • Yelp – 5 (20 reviews)

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Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Location: Ronda, NC
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~45 minutes
Hours: Mon 11-5; Wed-Sat 11-5; Sun 12-5

Reviews (as of 9/3/22)

  • Google – 4.2 (404 reviews)
  • Facebook – 4.7 (853 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (376 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (133 reviews)

Roaring River Vineyards

Restaurant Across Roaring River

Location: Traphill, NC (near Stone Mountain)
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~50 minutes
Hours: Summer (4/1-10/31) Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 11-6; Sun 12-5; Winter (11/1-3/31) Fri-Sat 11-6; Sun 12-5

Reviews (as of 7/21/21)

  • Google – 4.2 (133 reviews)
  • Facebook – 5 (166 reviews)
  • Restaurantji – 4.4 (96 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4 (31 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4.5 (23 reviews)

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Round Peak Vineyards

Location: Yadkin Valley, near Mt. Airy
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~20 minutes
Hours: Daily 12-5; Fri 12-8; Sat 12-6; Open Fri, Sat, Sun only Jan-Mar  

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • Facebook 4.9 (10 votes)
  • The Knot – 5 (2 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (84 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4.5 (36 reviews)

Serre Vineyards

Location: Mt. Airy, NC
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~25 minutes
Hours: Mon, Fri, Sun 12-5; Sat 12-6

Reviews (as of 9/3/22)

  • Google – 4.8 (66 reviews)
  • Facebook – 5 (61 reviews)
  • The Knot – 5 (4 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4.5 (7 reviews)

Shelton Vineyards

Shelton Vineyard Barrel Room

Location: Yadkin Valley, near Mt. Airy
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~35 minutes
Hours: Mon – Sat 11-6; Sun 12-6
Restaurant Hours: Mon – Thu 11-9; Fri – Sat 11 – 10; Sun 11 – 5

Reviews (as of 10/2/18)

  • OpenTable –  4.6 (521 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (352 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (44 reviews)
  • WeddingWire – 5 (3 reviews)

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Villa Appalaccia

Location: Rock Castle Gorge Rd near Floyd VA
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~35 mins
Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5; Sat 11-6; Sun 12-4:30

Reviews (as of 9/3/22)

  • Google – 4.8 (120 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (103 reviews)
  • Yelp – 4 (26 reviews)

West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery

Location: Close to Wytheville, VA
Travel Time from Fancy Gap: ~25 minutes
Hours: Mon-Sat 11-6; Sun 1-6

Reviews (as of 9/3/22)

  • Google 4.9 (87 reviews)
  • Tripadvisor – 4.5 (68 reviews)
  • Winedering.com – 4.8 (5 votes)
  • Yelp – 4.5 (29 reviews)