Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Winery in Spotsylvania. And a Brewery?

Wilderness Run Vineyards is located on a farm not too far from where we live. The owners of the family run business are finalizing plans to open a winery and tasting room in October of this year. The Free Lance-Star recently ran an article about their plans. In addition to grapes, there are 3 1/2 acres devoted to sunflowers and barley at the farm. Which leads to this interesting nugget buried in the article,
Dr. Pagan said the sunflowers are an “agricultural experiment,” but Harry Pagan and his friend Brandon Pallen would like to use the two-row Conlon barley to make craft beers a barrel at a time. They’ve landed bartending jobs at Orion, a nightclub that opens Oct. 3 in downtown Fredericksburg, and plan to pool their earnings to buy equipment.
That's right, there may be a winery AND a brewery on the farm in the future!

See "Tuscan trip was key to a grape adventure" for more information on the planned winery. Wilderness Run Vineyards also has a Facebook page.


  1. Hey David,
    Love the site! I'm Harry from WRV and we'll be opening in the spring love to meet up and talk when we open everyone can check out the website and my email is

    1. Welcome Harry! Looking forward to visiting soon! Will email.


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