Mountain views and farm life add a twist to the basic winery experience at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard.
It would be a shame not to bring your kids to Wisteria. But on the other hand, if you left them home, you could enjoy the gardens and sunny back deck in peace, without worrying about them getting rooster-bit or run over by sheep.
As much farm as winery, Wisteria is a gentle, quiet spot run by winemaker Moussa and his wife, Sue. Guests are welcome to roam the paths down to the trickle of a creek and lay out a picnic, or settle into an Adirondack chair tucked into a shady corner.
Wines include a fairly broad range of varietals and styles, including Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, Traminette, Seyval, Merlot, Carmine, and Norton. They also offer a semi-sweet rose blend (Velvet) and a dessert wine (Sweet Daisy).
In addition to wine, Wisteria also sells eggs from their chickens, yarn from their sheep, and chestnuts from their tree out front. Check their calendar of events for sheep shearing and other fun stuff.
Pets are welcome, if you call ahead.
From Luray, VA: Use Rte 340S Business through the town in the direction of Stanley. Approximately 6 miles south of Luray, turn left on 624 (Hawksbill Dr). Turn left on 689 (Marksville Rd).
From Charlottesville, VA: Take Rte 29N to Ruckersville. Turn left on Rte 33W to Elkton. In Elkton, take Rte 340N approximately 13 miles. Turn onto Rte 340N Business toward Stanley. Shortly after crossing the RR tracks, turn right on 689 (Chapel Rd) which turns into Marksville Rd.
Thanks to Nancy Bauer of Virginia Wine in My Pocket for writing the original draft.