Just in time for the annual October Virginia Wine Month, tourism offices, wineries, craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries in the Northern Shenandoah Valley launched the Shenandoah Spirits Trail. The trail spans the area from Winchester and Frederick County through Shenandoah and Rockingham counties and the city of Harrisonburg.
The trail’s website, shenandoahspiritstrail.com, provides details on the 14 vineyards, nine craft breweries, two cideries, and two distilleries involved, but a printed pocket guide with maps is also available.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in these industries and visitor interest in these products over the last several years,” said Shenandoah County’s Jenna French. “It was a natural fit to package them together to enhance those partnerships.”