The 20th Anniversary Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is right around the corner and promises to be the best to date. Over 95 quality food and craft vendors will be participating in this year’s festival, including, of course, many award-winning names in wines (see the end of the post for a list).
The festival and entertainment, to be held on September 27th and 28th, will be good as always and will include several popular bands. Whether you are a wine lover or just want to have an enjoyable day of music and fun, this 20th-year celebration may just be the thing to kick off a lovely fall.
The wineries represented will provide offerings to please every palette. Winemakers will be on hand to answer wine-related questions and assist visitors. It will be a great festival to attend with friends and family who appreciate fine wines. So please help spread the word about this special 20th-anniversary event.
The Smith Mountain Lake 20th Wine Fest will be held at Lake Watch Plantation (Rt. 122 south from Hales Ford Bridge about 2.2 miles, turn left into Lake Watch Plantation). You can purchase tickets at the SML Visitor Center or one of many ticket outlets spread throughout our outlying community. Discount pricing is available through 5 p.m. on September 24.
Participating wineries include Amrhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Chateau Morrisette, Davis Valley Winery, Delfosse Vineyard & Winery, Doukenie Winery, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, First Colony Winery, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Horton Cellars Winery, James River Cellars, Inc., Lake Anna Winery, Leogrande Vineyard & Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Piedmont Vineyards & Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyards, Sans Soucy Vineyards & Winery, Savoy-Lee Winery, Tomahawk Mill Winery, Valhalla Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Villa Appalachia Winery, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, White Fences Vineyard & Winery, White Rock Vineyards & Winery, and Wintergreen Winery.