When it comes to fermenting the perfect wine, people usually think of places like California or Italy, but one of the truly hidden gem of wine making is the great state of Virginia. With a long history and tradition of phenomenal wine making, the Virginia wine country has been thriving for centuries, and there are few that truly know how to do it better than Peaks of Otter Winery, especially when it comes to wine from fruit.
A Mostly-Fruit Winery Steeped in Tradition and Excellence
First built in 1941 by Elmo Johnson, Bedford’s country’s oldest winery and VA’s first all fruit winery, occupied a space of just 180 square feet, but boy have they grown since! Now up to approximately 2,000 square feet, Peaks of Otter Winery in Bedford, VA produces about 3,500 to 4,500 cases of wine per year, which includes 30 different varieties, many of which are made of fruit— their personal specialty. This shows that not only do they know how to make our wine, but they also know how to make it well. We guarantee that Peak of Otter wine is of top notch quality and some of the best wine you’ll find in all of Virginia.
Loads of Events!
Not only does Peak of Otter have some of the best wine in the state, but they also host a number of events throughout the year for you to take part in! You’ll find year-round events celebrating all holidays, and you can find unique deals during each! For example, come visit from March 17-19 for Saint Patrick’s Day! If you visit the winery wearing green, they’ll make sure you receive an extra discount on all wines.
Not sure what to buy? No problem! You can taste three of their premier wines for free, or for $5, you can taste 20 out of a souvenir glass which you get to keep! Peak of Otter offers events like this all throughout the year, so there’s never a bad time to come visit. But if there’s one event you can’t miss, it surely has to be…
The 14th Annual “Horse and Hound” Wine Festival!
Virginia’s most unique wine festival, the “Horse and Hound” event has truly become the stuff of legend. Hosted this year on July 14th, come and enjoy some delicious wine with good music, and you can stop and visit one of the many incredibly vendors that come by each year to make this event possible. There will be wines available not only from Peaks of Otter Winery, but from some of the other top wineries around Virginia, so this is truly a can’t-miss event!
For more information on Peak of Otter’s delicious wines, or for information on any of their incredible events throughout the year, visit their site at https://www.peaksofotterwinery.com/ or feel free to give them a call at 540-586-3707 today!