In 1996 Va’s wine country did an about face when Peaks of Otter Winery opened its doors as the 50th winery and the state’s first all fruit winery. Now many years later a good number of wineries have added fruit to their menu. Peak’s wines, have attended many festivals. Their tent will be the loud one, the one you hear people hollow “WOO” after tasting their “Kiss the Devil” wine and receive a Kiss the Devil Sticker. This hot pepper wine is great for cooking and basting. Children and adults love visiting the farm to picnic, pick fruit or visit the farm animals. You can enjoy even more animals at the annual Horse and Hound Wine Festival, held the 2nd Saturday in July. Peak’s wines are reminiscent of “Grandmas or Great-Grandma’s” wines, those old-fashioned wines made from a variety of fruits. A venture into vegetables using chili peppers, to make “Kiss The Devil” wine and blend with apple wine to make “Chili Dawg” wine, (this Dawg will bite)has been so successful that “Chili Dawg” is now a top selling wine. “Fruit of the Farm” wines have changed Va’s tasting buds. Now more that 25 wines are produced with our newest wines fermented in apple juice being “Pumpkin Pie” and Pomegranate. In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on our fruit farm, we make over 30 varieties of wine, primarily from the fruits that we grow. During the season, you may sample fruits, from which our wines are made, as well as jellies, jams, and butters. Some of our gold medal wines are Chili Dawg, Blueberry Muffin, Sweetheart and Strawberry Reserves. Our facilities and farm are always welcoming to guests and families. We have farm animals that guests can visit while visiting our winery. We have a farm vacation rental house and The Horse and Hound Wine Festival is held here on the second Saturday in July.