• 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

Sassafras Shade Vineyard and Winery opened its tasting room doors in October, 2014 after 14 years of developing our vineyard and many more years of home wine-making experience. We are truly a family-owned and –operated venue with a rustic building crafted with lumber harvested from the property. 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.

We are open year-round, Wednesday – Sunday, for visitors to enjoy a tasting of all of our wines for just $5, including our unique glass. We also have wine by the glass or bottle and encourage you to bring snacks or a picnic to enjoy, rain or shine, inside or out. Our covered front porch has a porch swing, and rocking chairs can found there as well as in the tasting room, where there are other table and socializing options.

We are pleased to announce the return of our Granny Smith Apple wine as of April 30th.  Sassafras Shade Vineyard wines also received 3 medals in the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York State:  White Chambourcin – Silver; Granny Smith Apple – Silver; and Vidal Blanc – Bronze!

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

Latest News

2016 Closures:
March 27-31
June 8-12
November 24-27
December 24-31 + Jan. 1st, 2017

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?

Granny Smith Apple is back.... come and get some!

Twitter @sassafrasshade

Facebook: /Sassafrasshade

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