The western tip of Virginia offers the visitor a mountainous and rolling countryside with a distinct rural charm. Here you’ll find verdant woodland broken by fertile farmland and lush orchards. Small towns, antique shops, local eateries and friendly residents characterize this area’s appeal. Two National Wilderness Areas, which offer numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, draw outdoors types during spring and summer months. The temperate year-round climate and rocky slopes provide ideal grape growing topography and thus a good number of varietals can be grown here – and are. For your tasting pleasure, you’ll find Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Norton, Chambourcin, Villard Blanc, Viognier, Tinta Cão, and Traminette, plus fruit wines made from the produce of local growers.