Wine Trails

There are now 33 wineries around Smith Mountain Lake, and more opening soon.
We encourage you to visit all of them!



If you are seeking local wine, grown and made at family farms, here are some of our favorite treasures


Just across the lake is Brooks Mill Winery, 12 miles away directions. HT & Rhonda make wonderful fruit wines, from dry to sweet, and are Franklin county's first winery. Good folks, and you'll leave smiling.

Arguably the prettiest winery in the area, White Rock Vineyards is just up river 12 miles away directions. They have a glass walled tasting room and a covered porch that is a picnicker's dream. The hospitality matches the view.

Ok, if you are looking for fun, Peaks of Otter Winery should be first on your list. It's Bedford county's first, and it's the oldest winery in the area by a decade.  Danny and family take fruit of the farm wine to a whole new level. Shoes are optional. Don't say we didn't warn you if they ask you to kiss the devil. Their "Horse & Hound" festival in July is wonderful for families.


Just over Smith Mountain to the south is a family doing wine right. The Homeplace Vineyard is a cool screened in porch cabin amidst acres of vines and steeped in history and friendly charm. Get there on one of their summertime Flip Flop Fridays and you're in for a special treat.


Down to the southeast in Halifax, where they know how to grow things right, is a beautiful old barn with a sweet side;
 Bright Meadows Farm Vineyard & Winery.

A special treat you'll be recommending to everyone you know for a long time is Sans Soucy Vineyards. It's classy and blue jeans at the same time, and the wines will knock your socks off. Their Sangria Saturdays and theme dinners are worth the drive.