Love wine? You may not know it but West Virginia has several wineries that call it home. Many of them are also event venues and restaurants or are open for visitors. How many of these have you visited?
1. Forks of Cheat Winery
Located in Morgantown. Wine is made from grapes grown on the winery's 16 acres in Morgantown. The winery has won more than 200 awards from local, national and international competitions.
2. Chestnut Ridge Winery
Reviewers say this winery in Spencer has beautifully-maintained grounds and gorgeous flowers. They say the owners were kind and gave guests a great wine-tasting experience.
3. Kirkwood Winery
Located in Summersville. Reviewers say this winery has great selection and the staff is very nice.
4. Stone Road Vineyard
This locally-owned winery makes hand-crafted red, white and blended wines. It overlooks the hills of Wirt County.
5. Roane Vineyards
A reviewer said the owners of this Spencer winery "treat you like family." The facility is available to rent for meetings and events.
6. Lambert's Winery
The winery building (located in Weston) is built of hand-cut stones from various parts of West Virginia. It was established in 1992.
7. Daniel Vineyards
Located in Crab Orchard, the family-owned Daniel Vineyards has been around since 1990 and makes award-winning wines.
8. Winetree Vineyards
Located in Parkersburg, Winetree Vineyards has been selling wine since 2008. The grapes are grown at the farm and all of the production and bottling is done on the farm, too. There's a tasting room and gift shop open daily.
9. Vu Ja De Vineyards
Located in Spencer, the Vu Ja De Vineyards opened in 2009. The name means an experience you've never had before. The facility is available for tours by appointment.
10. West-Whitehill Winery
Located in Moorefield, the West-Whitehill Winery has been around since 1981 in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.
11. Heston Farm Winery
Located in Fairmont, Heston Farm has a winery, distillery and restaurant. They also offer a summer concert series on the farm.
12. Watts Roost Vineyard
This Lewisburg winery grows and bottles its wine in the Greenbrier Valley. The winery is transitioning to a sheep pasture, according to its website. While visiting you can also see lambs, a donkey and a llama.
Did I miss any of West Virginia’s must-see wineries and vineyards? Let me know in the comments.