Located at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, the Roane Vineyards is a pleasant 50 minute drive from Charleston, WV. Wine lovers will surely enjoy the trip out to the vineyard that used to be just an ordinary farm.
Wild grapes were discovered in the property of Paul and Anna-Neale Taylor in 1995. This inspired the couple to try growing grapes in 1996. The following year, they started growing grapes in the main vineyard. Today, there are now eight varieties of French-American hybrid grapes, including some Cabernet Franc grapes. These grapes allows the vineyard to create fourteen different kinds of wine ranging from a dry red to a sweet dessert wine, including seasonal fruit wines like Melomel, Plum, Raspberry and their award winning Elderberry.
The vineyard is open to visitors for a tour and tasting. Don’t have time to drive out of Charleston? Their wines can be brought at the Capitol Market, and a number of fine dining restaurants in the city.
1585 Reedyville Road, Spencer, WV 25276