Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery
One of the only organic vineyards on East Coast. Great wine and beautiful views. Owns by a very friendly family. Plenty of outside seating. They even had a sparkling wine released in 2020.
A rare gem: Their winery is certified organic (and their wines are delicious)!
A long, scenic road winding into the hollow finishes on a hilltop overlooking the vineyard. Off the beaten path and well worth the drive though only 3 miles from Garden Gate House. Taste the wines and then relax on the verandah with a couple bottles. Dog friendly. Picnic friendly.
“Located in Afton, Virginia, Valley Road Vineyards is a barn/winery wedding venue that offers more than just award-winning wines. Jaw-dropping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Rockfish Valley combine with a gorgeous Barn to create the perfect setting for your special day.”
“Get the Fat and Sassy! I love stopping by Dr. Hoe’s after a hike or other outdoor adventure south of Cville.”
“Always something fun happening at Albemarle CiderWorks and only 5 miles from Garden Gate House. Check their website for events”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great selection of herbal remedies, organic food, safe cleaning supplies and cosmetics and gifts. Locally owned and operated. ”
Point of Interest
“Nelson County is the home of writer Earl Hamner, creator of "The Waltons." The museum is a tribute to Hamner, the television series, and the Nelson County of Hamner's youth.”