Grapes and Grain Trail

Grapes and Grains Trail


About the Grapes & Grains Trail

Enjoy a “spirited” escape from your everyday routine on the Grapes & Grains Trail! Located in Stafford and Spotsylvania, the trail includes 4 wineries, a brewery and a distillery. You can visit them as you choose, in a day or two – or one at a time.

Trail Tickets are only $12, and they do not expire. The ticket price includes a collectable stemless tasting glass and VIP tours of each facility and discounts in the gift shops of all six trail stops (Many locations deeply discount their already modest tasting fees to Grapes and Grains Ticket Holders.)

All Grapes & Grains Trail stops are conveniently located off Interstate 95. The northern most exit is 148, and the southern most is 118. This trail is a great way to escape from the Interstate and treat yourself to some relaxation and fun!

You can purchase Grapes and Grains Trail tickets at any of the trail stops or bundle your trail tickets with an overnight stay. Trail tickets & an overnight stay start as low as $93 per night. See details at or call 877-404-5810 for personal assistance and itinerary planning.

Please note the hours of each location vary – check before you plan your route! 


Potomac Point Winery

Potomac Point Winery logoExit 148 – Established in 2007.  Step into our Mediterranean-inspired building and feel as if you have stumbled into Tuscany. Taste our award-winning wines and indulge in our olive oil bar while enjoying exquisite cuisine from our Le Grand Cru bistro. Pets welcome.

Hours of Operation (Closed Tuesdays)
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday  11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11a - 9:30p

Address:  275 Decatur Road, Stafford, VA 22554     
Directions – Interstate 95, Exit 148, proceed to Rt 1-South, Travel about 1 mile turn left onto Telegraph Rd. Travel less than 1/2 mile on Telegraph Rd. and turn left onto Widewater Rd., Travel 2.8 miles and turn right onto Decatur.  The winery is one mile ahead on your left.


Hartwood Winery

Hartwood Winery logo

Exit 133 –  Established in 1989.  A fine country winery offering award-winning wines in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.  Open year-round for wine tastings and special events.  Stop by our gift shop for a special memento. Dogs welcome. Picnics encouraged.

Hours of Operation (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Wednesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 345 Hartwood Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Directions – Interstate 95, Exit 133B (going NORTH on U.S. 17 – Warrenton Road - toward Warrenton).  Follow US 17 North for 6 miles.  Turn right on Hartwood Road (Rte 612).  Winery is 1.5 miles ahead on the left.


A. Smith Bowman Distillery

A. Smith Bowman Distillery logoExit 130 – Established in 1934. A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances tradition with innovation to produce hand-crafted bourbon and spirits. Distilled from the finest ingredients, the premium products honor the legacy and spirit of  Virginia's pioneers. Samples always are complimentary.

Hours of Operation (Closed Sundays)
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tours on the hour 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Address: One Bowman Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 
Directions – Interstate 95, Exit 130A – EAST (toward Fredericksburg) on State Route 3 – East. Remain on the Route 3 East – Bypass.  Exit onto Route 2 & 17 South toward Bowling Green. Travel approximately 1/2 mile (see convenience store and gas station on left). Turn left onto Bowman Drive (immediately across the street from a 7-11 Store). Continue through brick entrance gates.


Blue & Gray Brewing Company

Blue & Gray Brewing Company logoExit 130 – Established 2002. A microbrewery and brew pub producing 4 year-round beers: Fred Red Ale, the Blue & Gray Classic Lager, Falmouth American Pale Ale and Stonewall Stout.  They produce fresh beer for an onsite brew pub, Lee’s Retreat, and the Fredericksburg area.  Pub on-site for a wonderful and relaxed dining experience.

Hours of Operation (Closed Sundays)
Brewery Hours – For Free Tastings – Open
Monday 9 a.m. – Noon (pub is closed)
Wednesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (call in advance to arrange a tour)
Friday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m (call in advance to arrange a tour)
Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (tours & tastings available on Saturday)

Brew Pub offers a wonderful and relaxing dining experience. 
The pub is open Tuesday – Saturday  11 a.m.  – 10 p.m.

Address: 3300 Dill Smith Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Directions – Interstate 95, Exit 130A – EAST (toward Fredericksburg) on State Route 3 Remain on the Route 3 East – Bypass.  Exit onto Route 2 & 17 South toward Bowling Green.  Make a left at the 3rd light onto Joseph Mills Drive and turn into the Bowman Center. Make first left onto Main Street, then first right onto Dill Smith (follow signs to Blue and Gray.)


Mattaponi Winery

Mattaponi Winery logoExit 118 – Established in 1997. A family-owned small farm winery producing a variety of hand-crafted, award-winning specialty wines. Join us in our Native American Indian log cabin, "The Tasting Post", and take a taste in time with Mattaponi Wine! Dog friendly, Native American gift shop & picnic area.

Hours of Operation (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Address: 7530 Morris Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Directions – Interstate 95 Exit 118 – Thornburg.  Drive West on State Route 606.  Proceed approximately 4.5 miles and the winery will be on your left. 


Lake Anna Winery logo

Lake Anna Winery

Exit 118 – Established in 1984. The winery is housed in a renovated barn on the Heidig family farm which was built for Dairy Cows in 1940.  The enterprise is still family owned and operated and are proud of their estate grown, award winning and affordable wines! 
Dog friendly, picnic area and gift shop.

Hours of Operation (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: 5621 Courthouse Road,  Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Directions: Interstate 95, Exit 118 – Thornburg.  Drive West on State Route 606 at Snell Route 606 joins Rt 208 (Courthouse Road). Continue on Courthouse Road for approximately 8 miles.  Follow the signs to Lake Anna Winery Road on the left.