Wendy Furrow-Scott , Hickory Hill Vineyards
Hickory Hill Vineyards Celebrates 20 Years with Wine Awards
Moneta, VA 3/22/2021 — Smith Mountain Lake’s own Hickory Hill Vineyards is celebrating 20
years in business and three medals in the 2021 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition. The
wines were judged as among the best of 544 Virginia wines from over 100 Virginia wineries.
Full Pond 2019 and Mist earned silver medals. Full Pond is a youthful, crisp, dry white wine
made from chardonnay with a touch of vidal blanc. Smith Mountain Lake Mist is a semi-dry
blend of vidal blanc with a bit of chardonnay. It is light, clean, smooth, and perfect for warm
summer days at the lake.
Vidal Blanc 2019 earned a bronze medal. This soon to be released wine was created in
celebration of the vineyard’s 20-year anniversary.
"Mist and Vidal Blanc were two of the original six wines we crafted. The Smith Mountain Lake
Mist is always a visitor favorite,” said winemaker Wendy Furrow-Scott. She added that the three
award-winning wines are among her go-to summer sippers.
Hickory Hill’s outdoor area is now open for tastings and picnics. The indoor tasting room remains
closed due to state COVID-19 protocols. April hours are 12-5 pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
In May, hours expand to 12-5 pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy tastings and wine by the glass or bottle. Bring a picnic or purchase
light fare on premises. Reservations encouraged, especially on rainy days due to limited covered
All Hickory Hill wines are also available for purchase online for local delivery, curbside pickup, or
Details about all Hickory Hill wines and events can be found at
About Hickory Hill Vineyards
Hickory Hill Vineyards is owned and operated by the Furrow family, who have been
growing grapes at Smith Mountain Lake since the early 1980s. Hickory Hill Vineyards
became Virginia’s 75th farm winery in 2001. It is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains on the east side of Smith Mountain Lake. The tasting room is in a farmhouse
that dates to 1923. The winery has received more than 80 medals in international wine
competitions. For more information, please visit www.SMLwine.com or call/text
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1722 Hickory Cove Lane; Moneta, VA 24121