A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pilot's Perch Cabins

Raffaldini Vineyards, a Little Piece of Italy


Raffaldini Vineyards is a great destination for those who are looking for a little piece of Italy. The Italian villa affords magnificent views of the 100 acre estate and the distant Blue Ridge Mountains. The Raffaldini Villa and Estate Jay Raffaldini started his vineyard in 2001 partly in an effort to provide a gathering place … Read more

Serre Vineyards

Serre Vineyard Sign

Serre Vineyards is a nice little gem of a winery less than 30 minutes from Fancy Gap. If you’re looking for a peaceful, tucked away winery close by, Serre provides a good watering hole. Drink some wine or beer, listen to live music, or just toss some cornhole. Views by a Fire Pit Warm up … Read more

Pilot Mountain Vineyards


Pilot Mountain Vineyards is a nice new little gem of a winery in the area, with a welcoming tasting room and outdoor patio. Beautiful View of Pilot Mountain It sits within view of Pilot Mountain. View the mountain while sipping wine in the tasting room or while lounging on the patio. Personalized Fire Pits! Enjoy … Read more

Roaring River Vineyards

Roaring River Gate

Along with Jolo Winery and Vineyards, Roaring River Vineyards has quickly become one of our favorite wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap. Everything is top notch. The setting is unique and beautiful. The tasting room and restaurant are comfortable, warm and inviting. The wine and the food are delicious. The owners and staff are … Read more

Iron Heart Winery

Iron Heart Winery - Entry

Iron Heart – A Rich History and a Cast of Characters The Iron Heart Winery is a great little winery. After one visit, it has become one of our favorites. What makes this winery so interesting is its history. Benjamin Clements mined saltpeter on this land during the Revolutionary War. Then when the war was … Read more

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

JOLO Winery

My wife and I have found a new candidate for our favorite winery near Fancy Gap. Chateau Morrisette is hard to beat, but JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC comes close. The beautiful views of Pilot Mountain itself, delicious wines, and delicious food combine to make JOLO a great destination for wining and dining. Beautiful … Read more

Top 10 Wineries near Fancy Gap

Shelton Vineyards

There are lots of great wineries within striking distance of Fancy Gap, Virginia. This is our list of the 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. 1. JOLO Winery and Vineyards Jolo is a beautiful … Read more

Old North State Winery

Old North State Winery - Front View

Very Good Food If you’re looking for a mid to high-end dining experience in Mt. Airy, Old North State Winery is a good option. The menu features sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, tacos and quesadillas. Steak, seafood and pork chops are available too. I ordered a flatbread with shrimp, bacon, parmesan cheese and spinach. I was expecting a … Read more

Chateau Morrisette, Romantic Winery on the Parkway

Chateau Morrisette Barrel and Winery

Romantic Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway Looking for a romantic winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway? You will find our favorite winery, Chateau Morrisette, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains not too far from Fancy Gap. Enjoy the rustic elegance and fine dining of the Chateau’s restaurant, tour the vineyard, or take … Read more