Visit one of the most popular wineries on the Bedford Wine Trail! Peaks of Otter Winery was the first winery in Bedford, VA, where is it still located today, as well as the first fruit winery in Virginia. Aside from wine, you can also pick your own fruit on the family-owned farm in the fall. Find out everything you need to know about visiting this iconic spot!
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Peaks of Otter Winery was first built in 1941 by Elmo Johnson. At the time, it just contained 180 square-feet. Since it first opened, it’s grown dramatically to 2,00 square-feet! They produce over 3,000 cases of wine per year and over 30 varieties, though they specialize in fruit wines. They are located on Sheep Creek Road in Bedford, VA. They are open for visits on the weekends from January to March and daily from April to December, from noon to 5:00 p.m.
Peaks of Otter Winery hosts many great events during the year, like a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that includes discounts to visitors wearing green or the Mother’s Day celebration, where moms can get a free wine tasting!
One of the most popular events in Peaks of Otter is the Emergence Festival, which celebrates the warm weather of spring. The festival includes live music, yoga, and drum circles. Anotehr popular event is the Annual Horse & Hound Wine Festival, which features live entertainment, local vendors, games, and plenty of horses and hounds on display! Peaks of Otter Winery is a staple in the local wine events, like the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival or the Virginia Wine and Craft Festival!
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Are you looking for other spots on the Bedford Wine Trail to visit? Take a look at our blog! We’ve written features on the best wineries near Smith Mountain Lake, including Ramulose Ridge Winery and Hickory Hill Winery.