More than 6 acres of Vinifera and French American Hybrid vines with four varieties of grapes. The two whites are Vidal Blanc and Chardonel. The two reds are Merlot and Chambourcin. Come taste Irvington’s “fruit” and shop for gifts while you savor the grapes and what they can do for the palate and the soul.
170 White Fences Drive
Irvington, VA 22480
Athena Vineyards was established in 2002 by three nurses. They enjoy healthy lifestyles, working in the vineyard and the finer things in life. Their interest in winemaking led to the construction of the winery in 2005, making Athena the first commercial vineyard and winery in Northumberland County, Virginia. Visit their tasting room and share in the warm hospitality of a beautiful vineyard setting. The vineyards overlook the Great Wicomico River with 15 acres planted and more than 20 varieties of grapes.
Featured wines: Athena’s Sweet White, Sweet Notes, Safe Harbor
Hours: Wed through Sun: noon to 6 pm
3138 Jessie Ball Dupont Memorial Hwy
Heathsville, VA 22473
Jacey Vineyards lies in the delightful rural community of Wicomico Church, Virginia. The vineyard is located on a peaceful 150-acre waterfront parcel in historic Northumberland County. The planting originated in 2004 with Vidal Blanc, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel varieties. Expansion began with Albarino, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Featured wines: Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Albarino
619 Train Lane
Wicomico Church, Virginia 22579
Hours: Thur: 10 am to 5 pm, Fri and Sat: 10 am to 8 pm,
Sun: 11 am to 3 pm
Seven years ago, the vineyard owners shared a vision of creating a community-based vineyard and winery out of a parcel of land that had been used for mining top soil, sand, and gravel. The earth remaining from the mine was perfect for cultivating grapevines. With the help of an amazing team of experts and the support of family and friends, they have planted 12 acres of vines and an impressive production facility for all of their estate-grown wines. A passion for the chemistry of winemaking stems from the owner’s first career in medicine. They began making wine in small batches in their home in Virginia Beach out of fruits grown in their own backyard.
Featured wines: Viognier, Chardonel, Petit Verdot
Hours: Thur: 11 am to 6 pm, Fri: 11 am to 8 pm
1025 Good Luck Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482