Wine is, at its core, an agricultural product, and a great wine is a reflection of the land that it came from. That agricultural essence is very much a part of Mountain Run Winery. Our one-of-a-kind tasting room is built in a 1960’s corn crib, complete with slatted walls that allow for the free passage of air through the building and adjoining bays that have held tractors and hay wagons for the better part of the last century. As soon as you step inside the weathered oak walls of our barn you’ll feel the deep agricultural history of the setting come alive. Our tasting room bar top was handmade from the corn crib flooring, and much of the old wood on the property has been given new life as planters for flowers and vegetables. In addition, we continue to collect artifacts from around the property (50-year old bottles, old fruit press buckets, and more) and they will all be on display.
Our late 1800’s farmhouse is ringed by fields of corn and soybeans and is bordered on the northeast side by Mountain Run. Mountain Run connects Mountain Run Lake with Lake Pelham, winds through downtown Culpeper and eventually empties into the Rappahannock river.
Our first acre of vines were planted in 2015. We added a second acre to the property in 2016 and will continue to add additional acres for the next several years. Currently we have Chardonnay, Crimson Cabernet, Chambourcin, and Cabernet Franc vines, as well as a small plot of Niagara, Concord and Catawba native vines. In addition we have blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, blueberries and several varieties of native grapes scattered around the large property.
Our land is also home to deer, bear, wild turkeys, foxes, and plenty of other critters and on a good day you can catch sight of a bald eagle winging its way up from Lake Pelham.