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Winery Wednesday - Wilderness Run Vineyards

Updated: Sep 25, 2019




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Today's winery is a real hidden gem. Well probably just hidden from me, because everyone else there seemed to know about the music and the beautiful scenary.


We've been here before but it was a couple of years ago on a cold fall day after work and the heat hadn't quite kicked in, so the charm might have escaped me at that time. This visit made of that two-fold. Great atmospher, the service was great and the wine was good. It didn't hurt that they were offering a Sangria either.


Anyway we were contemplating what to do last Saturday afternoon. We decided a winery would be relaxing, but we didn't feel like driving to far so we decided Wilderness Run Vineyards would be the choice. For us it is like a 15 minute ride. We pulled in and the lot was full, oh no it was going to be packed.


While it was busy the area to relax is vast, the tasting room is big and here you'll find a spot to bring a chair and sit or a table to sit down at and relax.


I just can't say enough about this vineyard. What we found in this gem is a spot to come and relax and listen to music not just during the day but off into the evening. They're open until 9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So now you have a great date night spot, place to meet up with friends, listen to music and sip on a nice wine or beer.


We were there for the wine but I'll include the details for both the vineyard and brewary.


Wilderness Run Vineyards

11109 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553

Hours:

Monday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Tues-Weds: Closed

Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Sat: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Tasting Fee: $10 (you get also take the glass for an extra $3)

https://www.wildernessrunvineyards.com/

https://www.wildernessrunvineyards.com/events You'll find music on the weekends


1781 Brewing Co.

Same address just enter at the front of the building.

Hours are a bit different:

Wednesday & Thursday  4:00-9:00PM     

Friday & Saturday 11:00AM-10:00PM 

Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM

Monday & Tuesday Closed


I am not sure of the tasting fee as we didn't do a tasting


Super kid friendly, they have horses and donkeys that come down from the pasture to eat and socialize with the humans. A food truck that had some really great food.


We ended up doing the wine tasting, and enjoying 2 bottles of wine along with their cheese and meat platter for 2 which I failed miserably and forgot to get a photo. It was filled with grapes, cheese, crackers, a meat, then meat wrapped cheese, humus, celery, peppers and 2 chocolates which wrapped that up nicely. I'll get that again for sure.


What's special:


Both a Winery and a Brewary

Live music on the weekends

Animals

Late hours on the weekend so you can relax with your honey or a group of friends, enjoy the music and sip on a favorite beverage.



One of the sitting spots out front of the brewary side

The 1781 Brewing Co.


Sitting area on the winery side











My honey insisted on a photo of me. I like to be behind the camera usually.

If I can't be barefoot at the beach, barefoot at a winery is the next best thing.

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