Wineries in Southwestern Virginia?

After a marvelously long Thanksgiving week visiting family and friends from Tennessee to Texas, we’re coming back to reality. This is actually very good, the Christmas decorations are beckoning to be displayed, getting a head start on organizing for the new year and our real estate listings need some TLC.  2012 is around the corner and I’m looking for wine related topics to cover for the future.

We’ll be passing through southwestern Virginia and on up to Charlottesville in the next two days. Any suggestions or curiosity regarding grapes or wineries through this region?   Chateau Morrisette certainly one of interest.  I’m excited to visit Rockbridge next weekend for their Christmas open house!   We actually tried some wine from Arkansas and I have to admit, it was smoother than the roads we bumped along.  In the meantime, I’d  love your input before we hit the highway again!