Road Tripping: Naked Mountain Vineyard

It’s easy to get people to flock to your vineyard when your slogan is “Drink Naked”! This small Virginia winery says it sells almost more t-shirt with their motto than they do wine. Nonetheless, Naked Mountain Vineyards and Winery is a lovely mom-and-pop kind of shop, with delightful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a small but charming tasting room and an inviting wrap around deck where you can soak up the sun, while overlooking the vines and sipping a glass of chardonnay.

The winery only produces a few different kind of wines, so sampling all of them wasn’t too hard. I personally preferred the 2008 Cabernet Franc Rosé but my friends walked away with a few bottles of Raptor Red.

Naked Mountain Vineyard & Winery is located at 2747 Leeds Manor Rd / Rt. 688 in Markham, VA, 2 miles North of I-66 at Exit #18. It is located around a number of other wineries including Chateau O’Brien at Northpoint Winery, Fox Meadow Vineyards, Three Fox Vineyards, Linden Vineyards and Phillip Carter Winery.

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