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4th of July at Barren Ridge Vineyards

Join us Monday, July 4th for our Independence Day celebration featuring Music by John Goslin & Bill Yetzer 3:00-6:00 & ZuZu's Hot 5 Swing Band/1920s Jazz 6:30 - 9:30.  Shredder's BBQ food truck will begin all-day service at 1:00.  Fireworks will begin after dark.

There is a $10 cover for this event.

Reservations are no longer available, but walk-in guests are welcome.  Please bring your own chairs or picnic blankets and find a comfortable spot to enjoy the festivities.  (Overflow parking will be available to accommodate everyone. 

Per ABC law, outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

We may be too busy to take your call on Monday, so please call this weekend with any questions you may have. 

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Join us Saturday July 23rd for our Balade Gourmande!
Experience an immersive gourmet wine and food pairing event while strolling among the vines at picturesque Barren Ridge Vineyards.

This unique event will feature five tasting stations throughout the vineyard, each with a carefully selected estate grown Barren Ridge Vineyards wine paired with the culinary excellence of L'etoile Catering, for a total of 8 wine and food pairings.

Food by Station: 

Station 1: Mini salmon cake with a lemon dill aioli & dill garnish

Station 2: Pork rillette on baguette toast points with whole grain mustard, cornichons, and green onion

Station 3: Cherries jubilee duck confit on baguette toast points

Station 4: Grilled shrimp kabobs with a smoked tomato aioli 

Station 5: Hand rolled Belgian chocolate truffles  

Live music will be provided in the vineyard 11:30-6pm by local musicians, Paulien Jazz Quartet and The Hot Mamas.

Paulien Jazz Quartet, from Charlottesville, VA features lively jazz, showtunes, and French chansons. They will play from 11:30-2:30.

The Hot Mamas, an all-female music collective from Staunton, VA showcases various singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. They will be performing from 3:00-6:00.

Shaded seating will be available to enjoy the live music.

Additionally, a custom designed wine glass will be provided at check-in for your wine and culinary adventure. This custom glass is yours to keep as an exclusive memento!

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Barren Ridge Vineyards Welcomes You

From 1897 until today....

Experience our evolution

from Apple Orchard to Modern Winery

 Fishersville, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley

"Wine makes daily life easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions, and more tolerance"

-Benjamin Franklin


The Crush Club

"Crushing" in winemaking is the process of gently pressing raw grapes to open up the skins and release the fruit within. The Crush Club offers its members ongoing opportunities to "open up" the vineyard and explore behind the scenes.

Crush Club members help us sort grapes during harvest, enjoy access to exclusive and pre-released wines, pour at festivals, and even share their input on wine blends we're working on for the future.


Our Winery

From an 1800's era Apple packing shed to Modern Winery. 

Walk just a few steps into the Tasting room and you can feel the Barren Ridge difference. 




It’s relaxed. There is no hustle or hard pressure sales. 

It’s a place you want to spend time with friends and family.

So sit back, relax,  and take a moment out of time.

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Meet the Winemaker:
Jessi Gatewood

After earning a BA in biopsychology at Mary Baldwin College and a master’s degree at the University of Richmond, Jessi was pursuing her PhD in Neuroscience and working as research faculty at the University of Virginia when she reached a turning point in her professional life.

Instead of staying in a traditional lab, she had a fortuitous meeting with Gabriele Rausse, who instilled in her a love of the science and art of winemaking. She was fortunate to learn from Gabriele and his family, training at his home winery. In the ensuing years she worked in the cellars of several Virginia wineries, landing at Barren Ridge in 2014 where she worked until 2016 when her son was born. During her time as a new mom she worked for renowned VA winemaker, Michael Shaps, rising through the ranks to head winemaker in 2018. While challenging and exciting learning from a legend, she was drawn back to the Valley and Barren Ridge in 2019. Since that time she has found her confidence as a winemaker, and started to train a new generation, happily bringing her son to wander through the vineyards with her at harvest time.

Most recently, Jessi has collaborated with, and drew inspiration from master of methode champenoise, Claude Thibaut on her first Blanc de Blanc for Barren Ridge Vineyards, to be released July 2022.

Jessi has been an incredible addition to the Barren Ridge Vineyards team, and we are excited to taste what she comes up with next!


Experience Barren Ridge

Immerse yourself in the Barren Ridge Experience. From Vineyard Tours to Private Tastings we have many options for you to experience our  Family winery.  Can't make it out to see us  lookout for us on Facebook every sunday for our Live @ 5 series

Featuring Weekly winery and vineyard updates with Robert Higgs and Special Guests.

Want to wake up to this view? Check us out on Harvest Host!


Upcoming Events

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July 2022
2:00 PM
Live Music Sunday with The Queen City Porch Swingers
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1:00 PM
4th of July at Barren Ridge Vineyards
4:00 PM
Wine Down Wednesday with Kimball Swanson | Live @ BRV
7:00 PM
1st THURSDAYS of the Month Open Mic at Barren Ridge | Local Talent & Convivial Atmosphere (2)
6:30 PM
American Wine Society Meeting
4:00 PM
Sunset Saturdays with Matt Johnson 2-5pm |Live @ BRV
4:00 PM
Wine Down Wednesday with Kimball Swanson | Live @ BRV
6:30 PM
Open Mic "Lit" at Barren Ridge | Open Mic for Literature
4:00 PM
Wine Down Wednesday with Kimball Swanson | Live @ BRV
4:00 PM
Wine Down Wednesday with Kimball Swanson | Live @ BRV
7:00 PM
1st THURSDAYS of the Month Open Mic at Barren Ridge | Local Talent & Convivial Atmosphere (2)
3:00 PM
Sunset Saturdays with Brent Hull | Live @ BRV


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Address & Phone:

984 Barren Ridge Rd, Fishersville, VA 22939
(540) 248-3300

Special Vineyard Hours:

Barren Ridge is Open 7 days a week

Holiday Closures:  Closed on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Thanksgiving Day


Reservations appreciated on the weekends, especially during music

Reservations encouraged if you are 8 or more or if you want to be sure you have a table.  Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the beauty of our vineyard.

Regular Hours:

Mon -Thurs:  12 Noon - 6 PM

Fri - Sat: 12 Noon - 9PM

(Live Music Saturday Music 3-6 PM)

Sun: 1PM - 6PM 

(Live Music Sunday Music 2-5 PM)


We are located approximately 10 minutes from the intersection of I-81 and I-64.

From Charlottesville

I-64 West. Take exit 91. Turn right onto VA-285 N/Tinkling Spring Rd. Turn left onto Mule Academy Road. When it turns into Barren Ridge Road, the entrance will be on your left in about 2.5 miles.

From Staunton

​Rt-250 East. Turn left on Barren Ridge Road about 2.5 miles. The entrance will be on your left.

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