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 won’t be able to see Mountain Run itself from our property unless you sign up for a private tour of the property. 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 36 acres of fields, vineyards and forest. Our winery is built around our trio of barns, the oldest built in 1902, 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 Spring, Summer and Fall tasting room in a 1952 corn crib that is essentially open to the elements. We have an upstairs indoor tasting room for Winter that is climate controlled that seats 25, and a second upstairs climate-controlled room that is adults-only, seats 12, and is perfect for small groups. We are also perfect for picnics and have plenty of shady outdoor seating for you to enjoy.
What are your tasting room fees?
We are currently doing tasting flights in lieu of traditional tastings. Tasting flights are $12 for four 2-ounce pours of any our wines or cider.
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 weddings, 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 email@example.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 guarantee the ability to reserve private rooms due to the limited indoor areas on the winery properties. However, small parties can typically be accommodated. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to check availability.
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! We also have several restaurants that deliver to the winery address so feel free to order delivery. For special events we often have food trucks on site so be sure to check the event information and our social media outlets for updates on our food options.
Do you allow dogs?
Of course! We here at Mountain Run Winery are as big of animal lovers as they come. Polite pets on leashes are always welcome anywhere in the indoor or outdoor winery facilities. 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?
Our two tasting rooms are up a flight of stairs (the winter tasting room is up a full flight, our typical corn crib tasting room is up five steps) and the ground level floor of our barn is crushed gravel. However, we are more than happy to provide table side service upon request at one of our many ground-level tables under the barn area; please just notify one of our staff upon your arrival and we will bring the wine to you!
Is your winery family friendly?
Of course! Please feel free to bring the entire family. We have plenty of space for everyone, a dedicated playground for children ages 5-12, and lots of fun yard games such as cornhole and connect 4 to entertain kids of all ages.
Do you require a photography permit for portraits at the winery?
We are delighted that you are considering Mountain Run Winery as the location for your photos. Guests are welcome to take snapshot photographs of the winery, individuals, and subjects that capture the events of your visit. Mountain Run Winery defines a snapshot as an informal photograph that is shot spontaneously and quickly without artistic intent. For portrait photography, defined as posed portraiture of individuals by professional photographers or amateur photographers, whether paid or unpaid, the winery requires advanced notice of the photography session to determine whether a permit applies. Permits are required for all sessions that occur outside of normal business hours. Please review our photography policies for more details