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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 (alphabetical)

Here you’ll find more information about our top 10 wineries around Fancy Gap. You’ll find the location, hours, reviews and more.

Chateau Morrissette

Chateau Morrissette features good wine in a beautiful mountain setting just of the Parkway. (~40 minutes)

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

Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery

Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery features a short hike through the woods and a longer hike to beautiful Carter Falls. (~50 minutes from Fancy Gap)

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

At Iron Heart Winery you can find tasty wines, interesting family history, and a cast of characters. (30 minutes from Fancy Gap)

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 is a beautiful winery at the foot of Pilot Mountain, featuring delicious wines and a restaurant with top-notch food. (~35 minutes from Fancy Gap)

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)

Pilot’s Perch Review

Pilot Mountain Vineyards

At Pilot Mountain Vineyards, you’ll find good wine and great views of Pilot Mountain while seated around individual fire pits. (~35 minutes)

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)

Pilot’s Perch Review

Roaring River Vineyards

Roaring River Vineyards’ beautiful, unique location alongside a rushing river makes it a standout in the wineries near Fancy Gap. You’ll find delicious wines and amazing food at the cozy restaurant. A hike at nearby Stone Mountain State Park and a meal and wine at the winery would make a great day trip. (~50 minutes)

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)

Pilot’s Perch Review

Round Peak Vineyards

Round Peak Vineyards is the closest to Fancy Gap. It features views of the Blue Ridge, beer and wine slushies and frisbee golf. (~20 minutes)

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

Serre Vineyards features nice views of the Blue Ridge from seating around individual wood fire pits. (27 minutes from Fancy Gap)

Serre-Winery

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

At Shelton Vineyards you’ll find delicious wines and a restaurant with excellent food. (35 minutes from Fancy Gap)

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)

Pilot’s Perch Review

West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery

West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery is a family owned winery in the Highlands. (~25 minutes from Fancy Gap)

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)

Top 10 Wineries Near Fancy Gap (ranked)

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. Serre Vineyards – nice views of the Blue Ridge; individual wood fire pits
  7. Pilot Mountain Vineyards – good wine; great views of Pilot Mountain; individual fire pits (~35 minutes)
  8. Round Peak Vineyards – views of the Blue Ridge; beer and wine slushies; frisbee golf (~20 minutes)
  9. Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery – short hike through the woods; longer hike to beautiful Carter Falls (~50 minutes)
  10. West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery – family owned winery in the Highlands (~25 minutes)

Honorable Mentions

Divine Llama Vineyards

LLamas!!!

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)

Old North State Winery

Old North State is nice little winery in downtown Mt. Airy with good food and muscadine wines. (25 minutes to fancy Gap)

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)

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)

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)

Pilot’s Perch Reviews

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