Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries

Crafting Excellence, One Glass at a Time

The strength of the food and beverage industry in the Roanoke Region flows right into happy hour. The region is home to world-class craft breweries and wineries — ask to see some of their medals — and a few distilleries with historic roots. Whether you plan to sit and sip or bring a growler to-go, there’s something for every taste.


The Roanoke Region’s beer scene has exploded. The success of regional breweries and their concentration in the area has given rise to a microeconomy centered on craft beer. Roanoke features commercial and self-guided beer tours, and lots of beer and spirits festivals.  

And there’s always fun on tap with live music, food trucks, and even things for the kids to do at many of the region’s craft breweries. You’ll find cornhole tournaments, trivia nights, and a variety of festivals.


Throughout the region, you will find some of Virginia’s most prized vineyards and tasting rooms. The rich mountain environment, clean air, and great water quality make the region a natural place for wineries and vineyards. For more than 200 years, family-run vineyards have cultivated lush Virginia wines, and it’s that reason that the state is quickly becoming known as one of the premier wine destinations in the world.

In the Roanoke Region, you can sip a glass of your favorite vintage while enjoying stunning views of the mountains. Plan a date to one of more than 20 regional wineries and find out why Virginia is an award-winning place for wine.


Looking for something a little stronger? Franklin County was once the Moonshine Capital of the World and has a number of quality distilleries. From smooth bourbons to artisanal gins, these distilleries offer a captivating journey into the world of spirits. Immerse yourself in the process of distillation and indulge in tastings that reveal the rich flavors and complexities of locally crafted liquors. With each sip, you’ll uncover a story rooted in the region’s history and a taste that captures the essence of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Want to learn even more

If you are looking to try a few craft beer options in the Roanoke Region, make sure to check out the Blue Ridge Beerway or schedule a Craft Beer Tour. The Wine Trail of Botetourt County features three charming, family-run vineyards offering tours, tastings and special events throughout the year. You can also plan a tasting adventure with a Blue Ridge Winery Tour.

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