10 Best Wineries Near Luray, Virginia

Luray Caverns is one of the major attractions in Virginia that’s not to be missed! The state of Virginia is also home to over 300 wineries. That means that no matter where you travel, you are sure to be able to find some excellent wineries in the state!

Near Luray, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, there are many excellent wineries to visit as part of your trip to the caverns. Many of these wineries are only a few hour’s drive from Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

If you’re interested in learning about some of the best wine bus tours in Virginia, including tours near Luray, Virginia, check out my top recommendations!

Please note that the information on this page is subject to change, so I recommend visiting the winery website or giving them a call to confirm the most up-to-date information before you visit. 

Below are some of my top recommendations for wineries near Luray, Virginia.

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Where to Stay in Luray, Virginia
Best Budget Hotel Pick:
Luray Cavern Motels
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Best Mid-Range Hotel Pick:
The Mimslyn Inn
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Best Luxury Hotel Pick:
Hotel Laurance

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Map of Wineries Near Luray, Virginia


Castle Vineyards (Luray, VA)

Castle Vineyards is a small winery located right in Luray, Virginia, which makes it a great and convenient winery to visit when you’re visiting Luray Caverns.

The winery actually has a partnership with Barren Ridge Vineyards (which is also on the list below) to share their wines. They also have a working farm where they raise cattle.

Castle Vineyards has some unique features, such as an indoor lounge and event venue with ping pong table, billiards, a big tv, and sitting areas. The space can fit up to 45 people and is great for hosting birthday parties, bridal parties, private events, or other special events.

All of these features, plus its proximity to Luray, make it a great Luray Caverns Vineyard destination.

Hours:

Saturday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Food:

They have small cheese and meat trays available for sale. You can also bring your own picnic.

Dogs Allowed?

No dogs allowed.


Wolf Gap Vineyard (Edinburg, VA)

Wolf Gap Vineyard is not too far from Luray. The name comes from the Wolf Gap geographic feature that is located nearby. It features gorgeous mountain views. Visitors can enjoy the Shenandoah Valley views from the wine tasting deck.

The vineyard is a great location for weddings, picnics, and other special occasions.

Hours:

Thursday to Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Food:

You can bring your own food for picnics.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, outdoors only.


Shenandoah Vineyards (Edinburg, VA)

Shenandoah Vineyards is located close to Wolf Gap Vineyards in Edinburg, VA, which makes both wineries convenient stops on your next trip to Luray. The winery also has the distinction of being the oldest winery in the Shenandoah Valley, and the second oldest in Virginia.

Hours:

Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Food:

You can bring food for a picnic.

Dogs Allowed?:

Yes, outdoors only.


Muse Vineyards (Woodstock, VA)

Muse Vineyards in Woodstock has won multiple awards for its wines. They also host multiple events throughout each month, including Art Exhibitions, Poetry, and LIve Music. You can find a schedule of upcoming events here.

You can also stay overnight at the Muse Vineyards Farmhouse. The farmhouse is 225 years old and filled with history and character, which makes it a great experience as part of your wine tour of the Luray region.

Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday-Saturday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Food:

They sell entrees such as charcuteries and cheese plates, salmon bruschetta, pulled pork, and appetizers such as baguette, hummus, and popcorn. You can find a Weekend Food Menu and a Weekday Food Menu.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, both inside and outside.


Wisteria Farm and Vineyard (Stanley, VA)

Wisteria Farm and Vineyard is located on the site of a farm that dates back to the 1890s. They have a wine tasting room, plus picnic seating outside, and a fire pit for cooler months.

The winery is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and features lovely rural scenic views. The property is located near a creek, where you can roam and take in the peaceful natural ambiance.

Hours:

Thursday to Sunday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Food:

No food available for sale at the vineyard, but you can bring your own picnic.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes.


Barren Ridge Vineyards (Fishersville, VA)

Barren Ridge Vineyard began way back in 1897. They feature live music on Saturdays and Sundays. You can find a schedule of performances on their website. The winery also offers tours of the vineyards and wine tastings.

You can also join The Crush Club, which is a special club that gets behind-the-scenes perks like the opportunity to help sort grapes from the harvest, early access to wines, and more.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday to Saturday: 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Food:

They have food for purchase, including local and Amish cheeses, charcuterie, dips, and spreads.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes


Glen Manor Vineyards (Front Royal, VA)

Glen Manor Vineyards is located a little further north near Front Royal, Virginia. The name of the vineyard comes from the fact that its unique geographic location is situated in a glen, surrounded by the Blue Ride Mountains.

They have a lot of great detailed information about the geography of the land, the soil, and how it all effects the wine growing process on their website.

Please note that they can only accommodate groups up to 4 people on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and they do not accommodate busses or limos.

Hours:

Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday and Monday: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Food:

No food available for sale at the vineyard, but you can bring your own picnic.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes


Early Mountain Vineyards (Madison, VA)

Early Mountain Vineyards features a stunning tasting room that combines rustic charm with modern style. It is the perfect backdrop for enjoying a glass of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, or Petit Verdot.

The vineyard is technically located at the northern point of the Monticello Wine Trail, which makes it a little further afield in central Virginia, however it has many elegant touches to make it well worth a visit.

The vineyard also has a restaurant on site with a full menu, including appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Early Mountain Vineyards also has a Meadow Experience, where visitors can sit outside for a relaxing picnic.

The venue also hosts weddings and special events.

Hours:

Thursday to Monday: 11:00am to 5:30pm (only open for wine pick-up on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Food:

They feature a robust and flavorful menu, including artisenal charcuterie and cheese board, salmon tartare, strawberry gazpacho, plus main appetizers like red snapper, Berkshire pork loin, and roasted poussin.

Early Mountain Vineyards also offers a special picnic menu as part of their Meadow Experience.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, outside only.


Ducard Vineyards (Etlan, VA)

Ducard Vineyards is one of the best wineries to visit and one of my personal favorite vineyards. It is also a little further away from Luray Caverns, but it is definitely worth the visit. It has a gorgeous setting of the surrounding hills and creeks. They have great wine as well.

As a bonus, the vineyard features live music and local food on Fridays and Saturdays!

Ducard Vineyards was also featured as one of my Top Charlottesville Wineries.

Hours:

Monday to Thursday:  12:00pm to 5:00pm

Friday: 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday and holiday Mondays: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Food:

They have food for purchase, including warm baguettes, pretzels, local cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, peanuts, chutney and more.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes


Crosskeys Vineyards (Mt Crawford, VA)

Crosskeys Vineyard is located near Harrisonburg, Virginia. It features a gorgeous estate house, 125 acres of vineyards, and lovely views of the Shenandoah Mountains.

They also have a bistro onsite where you can order lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch.

The venue is an excellent location for hosting weddings as well.

Hours:

Open Daily: 11:00am to 7:00pm

Food:

The Bistro Restaurant features a full menu, including Baked Brie, Fried Ravioli, Spinach and Strawberry salad, sandwiches, paninis, plus entrees like Wild Mushroom Risotto and Bistro Steak.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes


Where to Stay in Luray, VA

Mimslyn Inn (Source: Agoda.com)

Best Budget Pick: Luray Cavern Motels

Luray Cavern Motels is an excellent pick because of its great price, great reviews, plus great location within close proximity of many major attractions. It is just 1,800 feet from Luray Caverns! You can also enjoy local activities such as golfing, cycling, and horseback riding.

Best Mid-Range Pick: The Mimslyn Inn

The Mimslyn Inn is a great mid-range pick in Luray. It has lovely grounds, a pool and hot tub, garden, fitness center, and continental breakfast. Luray Caverns is just 0.9 miles away

Best Luxury Pick: Hotel Laurance

If you’re looking to splurge on a special vacation treat, the Hotel Laurance is the perfect choice. It is a gorgeous, sophisticated property. The large rooms feature private kitchens and seating areas. It is located 1 mile from Luray Caverns.


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