Ankida Ridge Vineyards

High elevation, cool, rocky site in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, micro-boutique, family owned crafting wines of distinction

Location

Central Virginia

About the winery

Recognized for their high quality Pinot Noir, Ankida Ridge is a family run, micro-boutique vineyard nestled on the slopes of Virginia's Blue Ridge. They practice environmentally sensitive viticulture on their small six acre vineyard, utilizing their farm animals for assistance in pest management and weed control. Their high elevation, cool climate and rocky soils allow for distinctive wines from a geologically unique place. The tasting room is eclectic with a rustic feel in a cozy space with panoramic views. Far from the cities, the attentive staff offers guests a personalized tasting experience with an emphasis on education. Guests can order a bountiful Cheese & Charcuterie Board for 2 or bring their own picnic. Personalized service with outstanding wines in a panoramic setting are their hallmark. Coming in 2020/21: Shinrin-Yoku program and a wine cave onsite for VIP tastings. Hours (Apr-Nov): Fri: 3-7pm, Sat & Sun: 12-5pm. Winter Hrs (Dec-Mar): Sat & Sun only, 12-5pm.

Learn more about Ankida Ridge Vineyards and their facilities at:

http://www.ankidaridge.com/

Location

Central Virginia

Opening Hours

Monday:Closed

Tuesday:Closed

Wednesday:Closed

Thursday:Closed

Friday:Closed

Saturday:12:00 -

Sunday:12:00 -

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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
Yes
Disabled access
Yes
Region
Central Virginia
Country
United States
Wines produced

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Gamay

Grape varieties

Chardonnay

Gamay, Pinot Noir

Location

Central Virginia

History & Geography

The primary vineyard was planted in 2008 by the Vrooman family, formerly of Virginia Beach, Christine & Dennis and their winemaker son, Nathan. Because of their site, they decided to plant the Burgundian grape of Pinot Noir that does well in cooler, well-drained sites on a slope. Previously considered a grape unsuitable for Virginia climate and soil, the Vroomans, on their site, defied the odds and surprised the wine industry with the quality of their Pinot Noir with their first vintage of 2010. In 2017, an additional four acres were planted of more Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and also Gamay. Their property adjoins the National Forest and offers a place of tranquility, where the air is fresh and sheep graze openly, embracing the meaning of the ancient Sumerian word, "Ankida" meaning "where heaven and earth join."

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  • 14 April 2020
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    By Abbie
    5/5
    14 April 2020
    Christine & Dennis were delightful and so welcoming! The views from the tasting balcony and grass bank above were incredible!
    5/5