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Virginia history includes wine from its earliest beginnings. Captain John Smith observed grapes floating in the water upon his 1607 arrival in Jamestown. He quickly grasped the grape-growing potential of the region. Thomas Jefferson  encouraged his newly liberated countrymen to drink wine with meals and selected Virginia wines for the President's table. At the 1889 Paris World's Fair, a Virginia Claret was proclaimed "one of the World's best wines."
 
Virginia is the 5th U.S. state with the most wineries. It maintains well over 250. Pittsylvania County is adding to this rich wine making history with an expanding list of growers within the Chatham area.

Touring and Visiting Wineries

  • Many wineries are small, family-owned operations and may be closed for various reasons. It's always a good idea to call before visiting.
  • If visiting with a group of eight or more, please call ahead and schedule your group.
  • Grape cluster highway signs are posted within a ten-mile radius of each winery. Many of these signs are directional.

Due to COVID-19, local area wineries may have modified schedules to accommodate state guidelines. Please contact your destination to learn more.


 

2 Witches Winery and Brewing Co.

209 Trade Street, Danville, Virginia, 24541
434-549-2739  
 
The winery features scheduled events throughout the week, which are both private and public. It is generally open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Live music is often scheduled. Call or visit their website calendar to learn more.
 
2 Witches Winery and Brewing Co. is the first co-located winery and brewery in Virginia serving under one roof and one label.​ While the 2 Witches Vineyard is located in Pittsylvania County, the winery operates in the heart of Danville, Virginia. The winery is located approximately 25 minutes to Chatham’s south. 2 Witches wines include cabernet sauvignon, muscat blanc, petit verdot, and traminette. Apple trees are also maintained at the 2 Witches Vineyard.
 

 

Altillo Vineyards and Winery

620 Level Run Road, Hurt, Virginia, 24563
434-324-4160
 
Generally open on Saturdays, but please call before visiting.
 
Altillo Vineyards and Winery, formerly Altavista Vineyards and Winery, is located about 25 minutes north of Chatham. The family-run vineyard and winery specializes in a limited production of finely crafted wines. The winery specializes in custom crush, custom winemaking, and consulting to winery start-ups. Atillo wines include cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, shiraz, and viognier. Several of Altillo wines are medalists in the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition and the Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition.
 

 

homeplace vineyardThe Homeplace Vineyard

568 Rigney Circle, Chatham, Virginia, 24531
434-432-9463
 
The tasting room is generally open 12:00pm to 5:00pm Thursday to Saturday. Flip Flop Friday events are hosted on the second Friday of each month from May to September. Flip Flop Fridays feature food, live music, and wine. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
 
Four generations of the Williams family have maintained their farm since 1912. Traditionally a tobacco farm, the family planted their first grapes, traminette, in March 2005. The family now tends approximately 5,600 vines on just over 9 acres. The winery includes a tasting room built from former tobacco barns, and an expansive event facility. The winery is located about 10 minutes outside Chatham near Climax. Homeplace wines include cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chambourcin, traminette, vidal blanc, and viognier. Several Homeplace wines are medalists in the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition, and the Wines of the South Regional Wine Competition.