Visit one of the most iconic wineries in Smith Mountain Lake, Hickory Hill Winery. This staple in the community has been in operation since the early 1980s. With strong roots in the community and a dedication to crafting an incredible bottle of wine, this is not to be missed. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a casual fan, this vineyard is worth a visit.
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Visit Hickory Hill Winery
Hickory Hill Winery is owned and operated by Roger and Judy Farrow, Roanoke natives with a passion for grape-growing and wine-making. In the early 1980s, they turned their hobby into their profession when they planted a 250-vine vineyard on the banks of Smith Mountain Lake. Since its opening, the vineyard has grown, producing over ten thousand bottles of wine a year.
This winery has a unique way of enlisting help from the community with the Hickory Hill Harvesters Club. Originally founded in the 1990s, the club consists of over 100 patrons who assist the vineyard. Members are asked to help pick grapes during the harvest, bottle wine, or pour at local festivals and events. In return, you’ll be invited to a private party that features a barrel tasting of the wines you helped create, as well as a discount on wine purchases for a year and free admission to Hickory Hill public events.
The best place to get a taste of the wines at Hickory Hill Winery is their tasting room. It originally started in the dining room of the farmhouse but is now located in the old tank room. While you’re visiting the winery, ask if you can a tour of the facility. Tours are not scheduled and are given as time permits. These tours are complimentary and can be as long or short as you’d like. After your tour, stop by the gift shop to browse through locally made items and take home a bottle of Hickory Hill wine!
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After you’ve visited Hickory Hill Winery, return to the luxury and comfort of a Premier Vacation Rentals property, located on the bank of Smith Mountain Lake. From cozy cabins to expansive homes to lakefront condos, we have a wide selection of homes from which to choose. Whether you’re hosting a family reunion or simply want to have a quick getaway with your loved one, we have the perfect property for you.
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