Tucked in along the bending bed of the South Holston River, just across the water from the Virginia Creeper Trail near Alvarado Station, Abingdon Vineyards is a tasting terminal no oenophile will want to miss.
This winery has been around for years, and it's just gotten better with age.
Located just over the Tennessee state line east of Bristol, where rolling farmland meets rising mountain foothills, Abingdon Vineyards has earned a reputation as an exquisite destination for vino-swilling visitors.
But the grounds and sipping room have also ripened into first rate local meet-up venue for live music and neighborly merrymaking since California vintners Loren and Elizabeth Gardner purchased the Southwest Virginia viticultural villa in 2018.
Abingdon Vineyards isn't for adults only -- and not just for cork dorks either. There's plenty of room to explore and wander on the winery grounds -- and a gurgling creek where kids and dogs can romp and play together.
And fruits of the vine aren't the only treats on the menu. You'll be hard-pressed to pass up a scrumptious platter of locally crafted artisan meats and cheeses.
If you're in a mood to drink in some pleasing local flavors against a peaceful backdrop of mountains, woods, rivers and farmsteads, then make a point to visit Abingdon Vineyards.