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“Highest winery in Virginia.”

Stone Mountain Vineyards
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Dyke
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our tasting room is CLOSED for the winter. Check our website for information on our spring opening.
Dyke, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highest winery in Virginia.”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Only real men, and women, can make the drive to Stone Mountain. The wine is good and the view is awesome.

Visited June 2012
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great wines, spectacular view”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Traveled up the long winding drive to Stone Mountain Vineyards on a beautiful spring like day and found a knowledgable staff waiting to share there knowledge of the great wines that are grown on the mountain. The porch, looking due east from 1700 feet offers a spectacular view and well worth the drive and $5.00 tasting fee. (You get to keep the glass featuring an animal from the Chinese New Year.)

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing experience!!!”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

My husband and I love Stone Mountain Vineyards. We were married in the chapel at the Blue Ridge School (at the foot of the mountain) and Chris was kind enough to allow us to use his facility for our rehearsal dinner event. 20 South Catered the event (delicious!) and Chris + his staff made it easy for them to set-up prior to the event. Chris was charming to all of the guests and he even made sure that our coach driver had food and drink throughout the celebration. Some websites make a song and dance about the road. We took a bus full of guests up the road, as well as my grandmother's town car. Take it slow and steady...easy! The views were amazing! Our guests did not want to leave. We used wine from the vineyard at our wedding reception the following day. Chris gave us glasses and wine to take on our honeymoon, as well. We couldn't have asked for a lovelier venue, friendlier staff, scrummier food and delicious wine. Thank you!!!

Visited July 2011
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Ruckersville, VA
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great View-Great wine”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

It's a bit of a tricky drive up a very, very windy ver narrow gravel road, but it is SO worth it for the view. It is one of the best views in the area. The wine is good, but the view is breathtaking.

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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great views but don't follow the GPS!!”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

The main reason to make the trek up to this winery is the view. I can't really say the wine was that exceptional, but it's all about the setting, isn't it, and that makes the wine taste all the better. First of all, DON'T follow the GPS! Their website gives separate directions. GPS takes you up some crazy mountain road to a private residence. A friendly (though slightly grizzled-looking) guy with a big beard and a great Virginia accent was kind enough to point us in the right direction (he must have to do that multiple times a day - "you lookin' for the wine?" he asked). Your car may or may not make it back down if you go that route. That being said, even the correct road up is hairy. Bumpy, some areas washed out, definitely unpaved, tightish corners, and you gotta hope that no one is going in the opposite direction because there's no space. Once you make it up there though, it is quite beautiful. The winery is set in a beautiful log lodge, friendly staff, and a selection of wines and treats to pair. Do the tasting and then take a bottle out to the deep deck with your group and enjoy the expansive view of the valley. It's a great place to chill out for the afternoon and hang out with friends. Make sure you (or at least your driver) are sober again before attempting the drive down! The place is large so you have space to spread out even if there are lots of people there.

Visited July 2011
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