Abingdon Vineyard and Winery occupies a stunning spot on the banks of the Holston River that will make you want to linger with a glass of wine and explore the property.
Seven miles outside of the charming southwestern Virginia town of Abingdon, Virginia’s southern-most winery occupies a rustic, riverside location. Abingdon Vineyard Winery is a perfect place to settle in for an afternoon. Alternately, take a hike and then come by for a taste.
The winery is tucked into the woods along the south fork of the Holston River and the property is completely surrounded by trees. As you sit on the patio outside the tasting room, all you can hear is the water bubbling over the rocks.
The tasting room is large and offers ample seating. You will be there awhile if you decide to sample everything on offer. At last count, Abingdon made two dozen wines ranging from dry to very sweet.
Snacks are available at the winery and there are picnic spots outside.
Tour groups must call for reservations.
Parking is available for buses and RVs.
The nearby town of Damascus hosts the intersection of five different hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail. It is also a major hub for cyclists on the Virginia Creeper Trail.
Be sure to stop in Abingdon or spend the night. It’s a friendly, walkable town with lots of history, and the Virginia Creeper Trail (just 1/2 mile from the winery) is perhaps the coolest bike trail in the state. Hire a shuttle, start at the top, and hold on!
Please note that GPS is not always accurate. To find Abingdon Winery, take exit 19 from I-81. Take US 58 east toward Damascus. Drive five miles to route 722 [Osceola Rd] and turn right. Proceed 2.4 miles along the yellow stripped road. Turn right into the driveway (just past the clockwise, hairpin turn).
Thanks to Nancy Bauer of Virginia Wine in My Pocket for writing the original draft.