• Sassafras Shade Vineyard Open Wed. - Sun.
    11:00 am until 5:00 pm
  • Family
    Owned and

  • Featuring:
    White Chambourcin
    Cayuga White
    Vidal Blanc
    Cabernet Franc
    Granny Smith Apple
    Caroline White
    Caroline Red
  • 4492 Ladysmith Rd.
    Ruther Glen, VA 22546

    Twitter: @sassafrasshade

Welcome To Sassafras Shade Vineyard

Open Wednesday to Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm

Opening its doors in October of 2014, Sassafras Shade Vineyard and Winery is a family-owned and –operated venue. With the unselfish help of relatives, and numerous friends as well, we care for the vineyard, create the wines, bottle, label, and serve the fruits of our labors, literally. Our driveway passes through the middle of the vineyard, then continues into the shaded stretch that leads to the tasting room. Enjoy a tasting, a glass of wine, share a bottle, or choose bottled wines to go! Please call in advance if your group will be 8 or larger.

We invite you to visit our rustic tasting room constructed using timber from the property and complete with repurposed wood tables and old-fashioned chairs. Outside we have a covered front porch boasting rocking chairs and a porch swing, as well as a patio with table and chairs and 2 picnic tables. While we have light fare available in the form of select Boar's Head products and Simply Cheddar Cheese Balls, you are welcomed to bring your own snacks or picnic.

See our calendar for closings, or for events in which we will be participating. (The tasting room stays open regular hours even when we have a team at a festival.) Also, check out the "Wines" page for information on our wine line-up.

Come and experience Sassafras Shade Vineyard and Winery! Feel free to bring your own snacks or picnic and stay awhile.

Latest News

2017 Closures:
April 16-19
November 23-26
December 24-31

Tasting Room Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am - 5pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

What's the lastest?

Look for updates here or on Facebook: /Sassafrasshade

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