Wine, Brews & Spirits
Just a short drive from the nation’s capital, the good life is waiting for you in Fredericksburg. In a Virginia wine region blessed with green hills and timeless traditions, you’ll be savoring life at just the right pace. The summer sun and crisp autumn days that cause grapes in the region to grow full and sweet are good for you, too. Surround yourself with natural beauty and let your palate be your guide to new experiences.
Perfect pairings are definitely in your future. Fine wine and sparkling lake waters? Absolutely. Craft brews and tales of battlefield bravery? You’re in the right place. Premium spirits and live music? There’s no better way to warm your soul. Whether you’re on a winery tour, raising a glass to Fredericksburg’s acclaimed food scene or learning what toffee, leather, figs and almonds have to do with fine whiskey, all your senses are in for a treat here.
Fredericksburg Area Wineries
Bacchus Winery and Tasting Room is a boutique operation offering as many as 25 different varieties. You can walk through production areas, enjoy a free tasting and even make your own wine onsite.
Eden Try Estate Winery will tempt you to a site of abundant natural beauty to enjoy events and handcrafted wines. Hop onto the Trolley Tour for a chance to tour Spotsylvania’s newest winery on this private estate.
Hartwood Winery is a true Virginia farm winery on 12 acres in Stafford County. Home to a large deer population, Hartwood offers free tours and tastings, along with the perfect setting for a picnic.
Lake Anna Winery is surrounded by scenic vistas, historic sites and popular recreation areas. Tour the restored barn used for production, sample the Washington Merlot or the Spotsylvania Claret and check out events at the winery including the Virginia Renaissance Faire each spring.
Mattaponi Winery honors the tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas, with its name and its heritage of award-winning fruit wines. Along with classics like Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, dessert specialties like the Pow Wow Chocolate Covered Strawberry Wine will surprise you.
Potomac Point Winery offers a taste of the Mediterranean on a historic site just a mile from the Potomac River. Take in the natural beauty on a tour of the winery before stopping in to check out Le Grand Cru Bistro’s seasonal menu where all of the ingredients are locally sourced. From the richly detailed tasting room and courtyard, to the dog-friendly estate grounds, the experience is as fine as the wine.
Wilderness Run Vineyards is a farm winery located near the Wilderness Battlefield. Stop by Thursday through Monday to discover French style wines created with new age and old world techniques, check out music on the grounds and visit the farm.
Fredericksburg Area Spirits
A. Smith Bowman Distillery is located in the region where early colonists once created their own spirits, the tradition continues at this historic family-owned distillery. A. Smith Bowman Distillery creates a range of handcrafted small-batch premium products, beautifully bottled and labeled with their signature “Pioneer Spirit.” Take a tour to see the operation, sample a tasting and enjoy the Music & Spirits concert series.
Fredericksburg Area Breweries
1781 Brewing Company - We love beer and we love sharing it with friends even more, so stop by the farm, try some Saison or Pils, and find out what farmhouse brewing is all about.
6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Company is named after ifs founder’s military service, “6 Bears” refers to six 20-year retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard. The “goat” is a retiree from the U.S. Navy. All 6B&G recipes have been developed by our Head Brewer and offer a distinguishable but subtle enhancement to stay true to style, enriching the customer with…simply better brew. Using a 15bbl brewing system, 6B&G offers four flagship brews that are available year round: Red IPA, Blonde Ale, American Pale Ale, and Irish Extra Stout. We also have a selection of ever changing rotational and seasonal beers as well as a Research and Development tap. Check our website and follow us on social media to keep up with the latest news, new beer releases and special events, including live music, trivia, and more.
Adventure Brewing Co. creates full-flavored microbrews and hosts popular events at its tasting room in Stafford. Stop by for a flight or pint and check out the food trucks on the scene - with a ride range of seasonal specialties, there's always something new on tap. Or, grab a pint at Adventure Brewing Co. South and enjoy a large array of options, ranging from their year-round Classic Lager to their Stonewall Stout.
Highmark Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery focused on bringing quality craft beer to the Stafford area. We are location in South Stafford approximately 4 miles off of exit 130A. Come check out our tasting room and try one of our flagship beers: Freshwater Blonde, Ginger Farm Saison, Blue Stone Kolsch, Highmark IPA, River Rock Stout, and Yellow Belly Pale Ale. Or, try our rotating selection of seasonal and limited release brews. From flights for sampling to purchasing a growler, Highmark offers something for all types of beer lovers. Check out our website for our hours of operation, food truck info, and upcoming events.
Maltese Brewing Company - Maltese Brewing Company is a local nano brewery run by professional firefighters. Come experience a relaxed and fun atmosphere while enjoying amazing hand crafted beer! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on food trucks, live music, events, and of course what's on tap!
Red Dragon Brewery gets its name from the red dragon which appears on the national flag of Wales, which has symbolized this Celtic nation for more than a millennium. The brewery is inspired by the owners’ ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland, England and in particular, Wales. So it is with pride in this heritage that the Red Dragon Brewery is committed to producing the very finest of craft beers. We have 20 tap lines set up for you to enjoy your craft beer. Our beers are available by draft, flights, crowlers (32 oz cans filled from the tap), and growlers.
Spencer Devon Brewing is the area’s newest craft brewery, pairing their diverse selection of brew styles with chef-created appetizers, main courses and desserts in downtown Fredericksburg. In the spirit of local food love, the restaurant offers A. Smith Bowman cocktails in addition to pints, flights and growlers of its Sunken Road Belgian Blonde, Rappahannock River Water Brown Ale and other craft brew creations.
Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg is a one-of-a-kind, 10,100 square-foot production brewery that is open to the public daily. It house multiple tasting room spaces, and has 96 draft lines. Savor locally hand crafted beers on premise by the glass or tasting goblet. Take beer to-go by the bottle, Growler, Grunt, Can-Able Crowler, or Blue Ball mason jar. Make Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg one of your adventure destinations for regular tastings, tours, event/private party bookings, and whatever strange events we come up with.