Spotlight On Ankida Ridge Vineyards


Ankida Ridge Vineyards
Address: Franklin Creek Rd.
Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: (434) 922-7678

Virginia’s “Little Burgundy”…

Far away from the cities, on a steep eastern slope of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, sits a little vineyard. They planted these tightly spaced vines of the Burgundian grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, at an elevation of 1800 ft, amongst the rocks and steep narrow rows of vines. There is no level ground underfoot. And the rocks! Oh, the rocks. Multiple tons of rocks were removed to make room for the vines. This was no easy cow pasture in which to plant vines, and they asked themselves more than once, “What were we thinking?!”

Trying to grow grapes on a mountainside is no easy endeavor. But they continued to work the rugged land, tended lovingly to the vines and held on to the belief that this little spot of earth was a good site, a very good site, to create beautiful wines.

Find out the rest of their story at Virginia Wine Life.

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Scoutology Staff