In a converted horse stable on 58 acres, the Winery at Kindred Pointe opened its doors in late 2013, just in time for visitors to take advantage of the tasting room's two fireplaces.
Initially thinking she would use her UC Davis wine education to craft her own wines, owner Amy says she quickly realized the challenges of making wine in Virginia, so they brought in respected wine consultant Michael Shaps of Virginia Wineworks/Michael Shaps Wine for back-up.
The winery has now expanded to include sweet and beer-style hard ciders.
Amy's husband Bruce Helsley and his brother, John, have crafted a variety of flavors. The dry, beer-style ciders are light and crisp, while the sweeter ciders have a perfect taste for fall. All are lightly carbonated.
One of the loveliest wineries in the Shenandoah Valley - and a popular wedding venue - at Kindred Pointe you'll wander happily from the warm, paneled tasting room decked out with living room-style seating to the corn hole patio out back. Fire pits dot the property, and you can even call ahead to reserve your own.
Like many off-the-beaten-path wineries, there's much to do here to keep you occupied, including walking trails through the property's wetlands area. A recent addition is disc golf, with nine baskets around the property for play. There's even an Italian restaurant nearby that delivers.
If you'd like to visit on a day the winery isn't officially open, just give them a call and they'll try to make it work for you.
Pets welcome outside; picnics welcome at the many picnic tables around the property. Groups, buses, limos welcome, and plenty of overflow parking.
Winery at Kindred Pointe is 100% handicapped accessible, from car to tasting bar.
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