Mountain Run Winery

FAQs

Why are you called "Mountain Run Winery"?

Mountain Run is a small waterway that flows from Mountain Run Lake along the back edge of our property and then into Lake Pelham. You wont be able to see Mountain Run itself from our property unless you sign up for a private tour. If you’ve never visited Mountain Run Lake Park before, it’s a mile up Mountain Run Lake road from our winery, and the view of the lake with the mountains in the background is stunning. Mountain Run is home to carp, catfish, turtles, plenty of waterfowl and even a few industrious beavers.

What will my visit to Mountain Run Winery be like?

Our farm is 25 acres of a mix of fields, vineyards and woods and our winery is built around a group of old barns set amidst the rolling hills of Culpeper farm country. Our philosophy is centered around living in harmony with our surroundings and as a reflection of that philosophy we have built our main tasting room in an old corn crib that is essentially open to the elements. Yes, that means no air conditioning and the insects come and go as they please. We do have an upstairs indoor tasting room that we use on the days where the cold/heat are too intense. Early evening is the best time to visit and you’ll be amazed at the beauty of our property in the waning light of day. We are also perfect for picnics and have plenty of shady outdoor seating for to enjoy.

What are your tasting room fees?

Individual tastings are $7 and include seven wines. For $10 you can include a signature Mountain Run Winery glass with your tasting.  Please note that we can accommodate up to seven people without a reservation. For parties of 8 or more we request you call or email in advance.

Are large group parties welcome?

Yes. We can accommodate large parties but we request that parties of 8 or more call or email ahead of time so that we can be sure to have staff in place to properly serve your group. For very large parties we can also reserve spaces at our outside tables if we are given adequate notice and will dedicate a staff member to your group for a small rental charge.

Do you host private events?

Why yes we do! We are able to handle events both large and small and have hosted numerous birthday parties, retirement parties, corporate events, bridal showers and baby showers at the winery. Feel free to swing by and ask about this or simply send us an email to events@mountainrunwinery.com for more information.

Do you have private party rooms available during business hours?

Yes! We have several potential spaces around the property that are available for private parties during business hours in the spring, summer, and fall. In the winter we cannot reserve private rooms due to the limited indoor areas on the winery properties.

Do you serve food or allow outside food to be brought in?

We do have some light snacks such as cheese, crackers, and charcuterie available for purchase; however, if that is not enough, we invite you to stop by one of the many wonderful Culpeper shops to grab a picnic to bring with you. We have plenty of seating for the whole family!

Do you allow dogs?

Of course! We here at Mountain Run Winery are as big of animal lovers as they come. While only service animals are allowed in the upstairs indoor tasting room, polite pets on leashes are always welcome anywhere outside of the upstairs tasting room and on less busy days (such as the occasional Friday) we can sometimes accommodate friendly dogs off of leashes. We also will be happy to set out water for your pooch – be sure to ask if it’s not already available upon your arrival.

Are you handicapped accessible?

We hope to be fully handicapped accessible in the future and are currently working to update our accommodations, but at this point we are not handicapped accessible to our tasting room. However, if you call or email us ahead of time, we will be more than happy to set up any necessary accommodations to make your visit comfortable.

Is your winery family friendly?

Of course! Please feel free to bring the entire family. We have plenty of space for everyone and lots of fun yard games such as ladder ball and cornhole to entertain kids of all ages.