Open daily April- Nov. 12- 5pm- August _ Oct 10 - 5 pm Weekends Jan.- Mar. 12- 5 and other times by chance or appointment.
Located in Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. Although we grow many fruits for our wine, apples are our main crop. In the fall you may select apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears. We make our fruits into wine, cider and butters. We are open daily April- Nov. noon- 5, weekends Jan.- Mar. noon- 5 and other times by chance, specials events or appointment. You will find many types of fruit wines and blends, and may remind you of "grandma's wines". These wines are excellent with snacks, as an after dinner wine or just sipping. Our apple cinnamon heated is just great for the holidays. Apple pepper is like a hot pepper jelly and makes for a great party wine. Appropriate for any occasion from the sharpness of the crabapple to the mellow taste of the pear, this wine is certain to appeal to all tastes.
The 12th annual “Horse and Hound” Wine Festival
Enjoy wine from some of Virginia’s finest wineries while listening to good music and visiting art, craft and food vendors. Virginia’s most unique wine festival has numerous events throughout the day with horses and dogs as the primary attractions such as the Parade of Horses, lure course and muskrat racing. Families will enjoy this festival because it appeals to both young and old and we have a Kiddie Korral. The event takes place on the spacious and gracious grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523 with spectacular Blue Ridge mountain views.
Exciting things are coming to the equine events this July 9th. The events are under the direction of Campbell Co 4-H/Bits and Pieces and managed by Danielle Toms of Toms Performance Horses. The girls will be presenting the colors on horseback at noon. There will be a jousting exhibition and a variety of equine demonstrations throughout the day. Carriage rides and pony rides will be offered for a nominal fee. If you don’t come as a horse-lover, you will leave as one. At noon we will have our Patriotic Opening with the presentation of flags on horseback, pledges and anthems. This is a very impressive event.
There will be a demonstration of Lure Coursing given by Laura Cormier.Lure coursingis a humane sport which recreates the chase of the hare by the pursuing hound. The "bunny" consists of strips of white plastic attached to a continuous loop line that runs through a series of pulleys to simulate the zigzag path of a rabbit on the run.
This event uses the Jack Russell Terrier's highly developed prey drive to swim through water in pursuit of an artificial lure. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to swim across the pond in pursuit of an artificial lure. There will be three divisions of competition: small, medium, and large dogs. The winner in each division will receive a trophy
Parade of Horses
The Horse parade will continue to be a crowd pleaser with a wide variety of horses to be exhibited.
Supervised activities for children simulating rodeo games and quiet games as well throughout the day. Supervision by the staff and volunteers of Brook Hill Farm Rehabilitation and Rescue Part of the proceeds will benefit 501-3c organizations that benefit horses and dogs and are The Campbell Co.-- Bits N Pieces 4-H Horse Club, All-American Mutt Rescue, Brook Hill Farm Horse Rescue and Commonwealth Search & Rescue Tasters $20--Gen. Adm. $15--Children & Dogs $5. Advance Tickets; Tasters $15--Gen. Adm. $12--Children & Dogs $3. For more info and online advance ticket sales http://www.BedfordWine.com 540-586-3707
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