Virginia Beach is a major vacation destination on the east coast of Virginia. It is located in the southeastern Tidewater region of the state. It is not far from other major cities in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, including Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg.
Virginia Beach is 107 miles from Richmond, 177 miles from Charlottesville, and 201 miles from Northern Virginia.
Virginia Beach is naturally a popular spot for beach vacations and other great water activities. There are also many excellent wineries serving fine Virginia wines, which makes it a great destination for wine lovers.
Below are my top recommendations for wineries near Virginia Beach.
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Table of Contents
- Map of Wineries Near Virginia Beach
- Mermaid Winery
- Williamsburg Winery
- New Kent Winery & Talleysville Brewing Company
- Virginia Beach Winery
- Chatham Vineyards & Winery
- Saude Creek Vineyards
|Where to Stay in Virginia Beach, Virginia:|
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
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Where to Stay in Williamsburg, Virginia:
Hilton Vacation Club The Historic Powhattan Williamsburg
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Where to Stay in Norfolk, Virginia:
Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection
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Map of Wineries Near Virginia Beach
The Mermaid Winery has two locations, in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
330 W 22nd St, Norfolk, VA 23517
Virginia Beach Location:
4401 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455
- Closed Monday
- Tuesday to Thursday: 12 pm – 9 pm
- Friday and Saturday: 12 pm – 10 pm
- Sunday: 12 pm – 9 pm
Mermaid Winery is another excellent Virginia winery, and it has the added bonus of two locations, one in Virginia Beach and a second location in Norfolk, which makes it a great option if you’re in either of those areas.
The winery has a large variety of wines including Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Sparkling Rose, and Chardonnay.
The winery also hosts many special events, including weddings, bridal showers, and corporate events.
The wineries have a substantial menu, including happy hour appetizers such as tacos and spinach artichoke dip, as well as flatbreads, Chicken Pasta, Blackened Tuna, and Shrimp and Grits.
Call ahead for more information.
5800 Wessex Hundred, Williamsburg, VA 23185
- Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
- Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
- Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
The Williamsburg Winery is conveniently located near Colonial Williamsburg. It is one of my personal favorite wineries to visit in the area. It has a nice outdoor patio area with two levels. There is often live music too, plus a restaurant on site, which makes it a great food destination as well.
The Williamsburg Winery even features Wedmore Place, where guests can stay overnight in one of 28 unique European-styled rooms.
The winery is also a great venue for weddings and other special events.
The winery features some amazing food and inventive dishes at the Gabriel Archer Tavern, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.
The menu is French-inspired and specializes in farm-to-table dishes such as Summer Street Corn Gnocchi, Spiked Watermelon Gazpacho, and Virginia Ham Benedict.
Leashed dogs are welcome on the terrace.
8400 Old Church Rd, New Kent, VA 23124
Open Daily: 11 am – 6 pm
New Kent Winery and Talleysville Brewing Company give visitors the opportunity to try both wine tasting and beer tastings. It is a little further north of the Chesapeake region, but it is one of the best wineries in the region and definitely worth the trip.
The winery features different types of wines including Meritage (which is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot), White Norton (more common among Virginia wines), and Reserve Chardonnay.
The brewing company also has a large selection of beers, including the Trellis Post Tripel, Broken Post Pilsner, and Long Leaf Lager.
Small Plates are available, including Charcuterie Board, Mediterranean Board, Spanakopita, Spinach Dip, Crab Cakes, and Shrimp Cocktail.
Yes, in outdoor areas, but not inside the tasting room.
1064 Lynnhaven Pkwy #110, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
- Sunday to Thursday: 12 pm – 5 pm
- Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm
- Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Virginia Beach Winery features very affordable $5 wine tastings, plus you can get a free tasting when you purchase a bottle or more!
They have a number of different wines with colorful names, such as the Tropical Cyclone, Revolutionary Raspberry, and Son of a Peach. The winery also has a selection of olive oils and balsamic vinegars.
They also host regular events, such as a Dance & Wine night and Paint Night.
Call ahead for more information.
Call ahead for more information.
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9232 Chatham Rd, Machipongo, VA 23405
Open Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chatham Vineyards is full of history. In fact, it is located at a farmhouse that has been operational for four centuries!
It is located further north of Virginia Beach on the Eastern Shore, but it is definitely worth a visit. The winery is about an hour drive north of Virginia Beach.
You can order a wine flight (either full flight or half flight), which is available daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The winery regularly hosts special events, such as Winter Wine & Oyster Weekends. You can learn about more upcoming events online.
You can also book an overnight stay at the 1920s farmhouse at Chatham Vineyards. The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a living room, dining room, and kitchen. It even has a private dock and water access. It is a perfect peaceful country retreat!
Chatham Vineyards has cheese and bread platters available, as well as hand-crafted chocolates.
Yes, dogs are allowed.
16230 Cooks Mill Rd, Lanexa, VA 23089
- Monday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saude Creek Vineyards is also located further afield from Virginia Beach. It is not far from New Kent Winery, north of Williamsburg. It is about an hour northeast of Virginia Beach.
The winery features a lovely setting overlooking the nearby Pamunkey River. They have an extensive wine list that includes Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Saude Creek Red, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and White Chambourcin.
Saude Creek Vineyards regularly hosts live music performances. You can learn about upcoming events online.
The vineyard is also a great venue to celebrate a special occasion. They host weddings and private events in multiple versatile spaces, including The Loft, The Fire Pit, The Cottage, and Arris Hall.
The winery has food vendors every weekend. They also sell small food items onsite. Picnics are also welcome.
Dogs are allowed outside but not inside or on the upper deck and porch.
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