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Whitebarrel Winery

Whitebarrel Winery in Christiansburg, Virginia was a great place to overnight on our way from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Hollywood, Maryland where we were going to our niece’s college graduation party.  The Whitebarrel Winery was a good halfway point to spend the night.

Freya parked next to the tasting room at Whitebarrel Winery

Whitebarrel Winery is part of the Harvest Hosts club and so our stay was free, but for a small fee they will supply you with 30/50 amp electric and fresh water hookups which is important on hot summer nights.  However, they only have two of these hookups so make your reservation early to get one of these spots.

The weather was perfect and the winery was packed inside and out.  They have inside, climate controlled seating and a large outdoor porch with filtered sunlight.  They also have a pavilion about 200 feet away from the main building so that on crowded days, like the day we visited, there is extra seating.  The crowd at Whitebarrel Winery was very diverse making it interesting and lively.

The winery was dog friendly with plenty of open fields and a designated dog walk area with doggie bags.  It was also child friendly with a good selection of board and yard games including a giant chess board.

The menu was what I’d call finger food – mostly meat, vegetable, and cheese plates where you can pick the ingredients ala carte.  We had a yummy cheese and meat plate for two.  Lora picked out the cheese and meats 🙂

They say they can handle big rigs, but if their parking lot is full, you’ll have a hard time maneuvering your big rig.  So, keep that in mind.  Also, they have limited space to disconnect your toad.  We had to stop in their driveway blocking one lane to disconnect, but this is what they directed us to do.

Enjoying a bottle of Seyval Blanc on the patio overlooking the vineyards at Whitebarrel Winery

Whitebarrel Winery

View of the patio at Whitebarrel Winery

Roxie loved exploring the gardens at Whitebarrel Winery

 

The view from the patio at Whitebarrel Winery

Overall, we really liked the Whitebarrel Winery.  The staff were very friendly, the wine was great, and the grounds were beautiful.  We definitely plan on returning for another visit.  However, we might disconnect our toad before we pull into their driveway.

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