One of Virginia’s top wineries, Glen Manor produces world-class wine in one of the loveliest spots in the Shenandoah Valley.
Seventy miles west of Washington, DC, in Front Royal, Glen Manor is a perfect stop during any visit to the Shenandoah Valley.
This newcomer has a century of experience farming their land. Cattle ruled the roost in 1901, but now others own the black cows grazing in the fields below the tasting room. The owners focus all their attention on grapes.
The vines are more than a decade old. They originally grew grapes for the highly acclaimed Linden Vineyards. Glen Manor now produces wines that are possibly better than Linden’s. The 14 acres of vines produce some of the state’s best fruit.
The Hodder Hill Bordeaux-style red blend has won the Governor’s Cup and it one of the state’s top wines in any year. The Sauvignon Blanc is also a must-try wine.
The small, sunny tasting room spills out onto a deck with high teak wood tables and chairs. It is the perfect spot to take in the rolling vineyards, creeks, grazing cattle and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Glen Manor is a small winery, unable to accommodate limousines, buses or groups larger than six.
From Washington, DC, take I66 west to exit 13 (Front Royal/Linden). Turn left at the end of the ramp and then right at the traffic light onto Rte. 55 west. Continue 5 miles into the town of Front Royal. Go straight through the traffic light at the “T” intersection. Then turn left onto Rte. 340 south. Just past the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, take a left at the 2nd traffic light onto Rte. 649 (Browntown Road). The winery is five miles ahead on left.
Coming from the south (Flint Hill), follow Rte. 522 north into Front Royal. Turn left at the first traffic light to “T” intersection with traffic light. Turn left onto Rte. 340 south. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Rte. 649 (Browntown Road). The winery is five miles ahead on left.
Thanks to Nancy Bauer of Virginia Wine in My Pocket for developing the original draft.