Keats Farm minis
Things to Do
Bondurant Brothers
Grape Leaves

Agritourism

Rosemont WineAgriculture has been part of Mecklenburg County since its beginning over 250 years ago in 1765, but a growing number of our local landowners have re-envisioned their traditional farming operations to open their doors to visitors.

We still have many traditional family farms, however, several have joined the “farm-to-fork” movement, and more and more are embracing agritourism initiatives.

So, what is Agritourism, you ask? Just about everything from wineries to distilleries to interactive farm tours and stays. If it involves growing something and you can visit or enjoy it, we’re welcoming it to our family of offerings here in Southern Virginia.

So, take time to visit our Farmers Markets and U-Picks across the region to meet our actual farmers, and, of course, be ready to sample and take home some foods. The farm-to-fork movement is in full stride nationwide – but here, you actually get to experience the “farm.”

  • American Way Country Winery

    13750 Highway 47
    Chase City, VA 23924
    • 434-262-1250
    More details

    americanway3The craft wineries have arrived. We hand make craft wines without grapes. We grow all produce and berries that we use for wine. Try our fine Blackberry Knights or Peachfuzz Surprise. Fifteen different fruit wines so far. Come on down. Don’t forget to taste our Pumpkin and Tomato wine, too ! We are the only winery in Chase City, Virginia… COME, TASTE BEFORE YOU BUY.

    Mon-Sun (1:00PM-6:00PM)
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Bondurant Brothers Distillery

    71 East 3rd Street
    Chase City, VA 23924
    • 434-738-7372
    More details

    Who better to start a moonshine distillery than Robert Bondurant, a grandson of Jack Bondurant, one of the famous Franklin County moonshine running Bondurant Brothers (aka Bondurant Boys) from the Prohibition period. You may ask what sets Robert apart from his moonshining grandfather since he will also be distilling and selling moonshine like his grandfather… Robert pays taxes on it and is licensed by the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Therefore, he is considered a distiller not a moonshiner in the eyes of the government.

    bondurantbrosmoonshine2Robert knew when he saw the distillery’s current location, the Old Roller Mill in Chase City Virginia, that it was the perfect location… it had a history that dated back to the Prohibition period, too. He chose Chase City not only for the Old Roller Mill location, but because Chase City is known across Virginia for it’s outstanding tasting water. Combined with his other top quality ingredients, recipe, and family history, Bondurant Brothers Distillery Moonshine “shines” moons above the rest.

    Robert hopes that when visitors step into the distillery, they will feel like they have stepped back in time. A time when moonshine flowed freely and good times were had by all. Robert’s goal is to revive the core of what started the family legacy… to make a moonshine that will “shine” above others that consumers will seek out. The original Bondurant Brother’s moonshine was enjoyed in speakeasies across the county. Robert has his eyes on the world and it all begins at his distillery in Chase City, Virginia.

    By Appointment
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Cabbage Farm

    1020 Regional Airport Road
    Brodnax, VA 23920
    • 434-729-2111
    More details

    cabbagefarm2Fresh Strawberries – pick your own or already picked.

    Tomato slips, cucumber slips, annuals, perennials, and more… Tomatoes, cucumbers, blueberries, and blackberries coming soon!

    Dawn-Dusk
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Chase City Produce

    Chase City Produce

    311 West 3rd Street
    Chase City, VA 23924
    • 434-372-5389
    More details

    Fresh produce available daily year round! Everything from VA grown apples, Sweet Potatoes, Slab Bacon, Eggs, and Onions!

    Wed-Sat (8:30AM-6:00PM)
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Hammten Farms

    1234 Smith Cross Road
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-265-0921
    More details

    hammtenfarms2We are a small farm in South Hill, VA raising animals the old-fashioned way. We don’t use pesticides or herbicides on our pastures, we don’t give our animals hormones or antibiotics, and animal welfare is top priority.

    Call for Appointment
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Keats Point Farm

    4 Keats Point Road
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 252-456-0022
    More details

    keatspointfarm2Keats Point Farm is located on the Virginia/North Carolina state line, bordered on three sides by Kerr Lake. Dating back to the 1850s, our farm is now in the seventh generation of family ownership. Keats Point Farm offers everything you need for a day on the farm to a week-long farm stay vacation. We can customize your package for a birthday party, field trip, corporate picnic, social gathering, or family vacation. You can have access to the lake and various lake activities during your visit with us. You can enjoy the rustic lifestyle of an old log cabin. View the interior of an old tier tobacco barn and the interior of a circa 1900 barn that housed the family mules and Bessie, the milk cow. Observe the old existing tobacco rows that can still be seen in the woods adjacent to Kerr Lake.

    keatspointfarm3In addition to farm tours, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) can be scheduled for individuals/groups.

    Dawn-Dusk
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Mighty Oaks Farm

    3290 Sullivan Road
    Boydton, VA 23917
    • 434-374-5103
    More details

    We’re Mighty Oaks Farm – a small family-owned farm nestled between large open fields and an enormous, pristine land preserve. If you’re visiting southern Virginia, you’ll find us conveniently located near Occoneechee State Park and the Rudds Creek Recreation Area on beautiful Kerr Lake.

    mightyoaksfarms2We rely upon organic methods in raising our dairy goats, free-range chickens, and honeybees. Currently we’re offering handcrafted goat milk soap; herbal salves and body butter; beeswax lip balm; delicious honey; and free-range eggs for sale. God has richly blessed us and we love to talk about our little homestead – call if you’re in the area and would like to visit our little gift shop.

    Dawn-Dusk
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Oak Grove’s Fun on the Farm

    6200 Highway 58
    Buffalo Junction, VA 24529
    • 434-738-8657
    More details

    oakgrovesfunonthefarm3We are a family operated farm located two miles west of Clarksville, VA offering families an opportunity to enjoy a little fun on the farm. Come and experience a 6.5 acre corn maze. Pick a pumpkin out of the patch. Take a hayride around the farm. Enjoy Hay Mountain, Pumpkin Bowling, Corn Pit Mania and Corn Ball. Have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors! Special events will occur throughout the season so check out our website or facebook page. We can’t wait to see you!! Cash or credit cards accepted.

    oakgrovesfunonthefarm2Opening September 24th through November 5th

    Sat (10:00AM-9:00PM), Sun (1:00PM-6:00PM)
    $8.00
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Rosemont Cabernet

    Rosemont of Virginia Winery

    1050 Blackridge Road
    LaCrosse, VA 23950
    • 434-636-9463
    More details

    rosemont3Rosemont’s unique four level, gravity-flow winery utilizes state-of-the-art technology within an early-American designed building. Come enjoy its heart-pine floors and beams, Williamsburg fireplace, beautiful barrel room, airy porches and picturesque views. Tours and Events at Rosemont will soon be able to host your special events (weddings, receptions, meetings, etc.).

    rosemont1Please contact Kyndal Eggleston at kyndal@rosemontofvirginia.com  for more information and to schedule your event. * Tasting Room* Tours Available * Outdoor concerts * Host your Meeting, Event, or Reception HERE * Nature trails. “Wine in the Pines” *  Wine & Arts Festival held  3rd Weekend in June annually

    Mon-Sat (11:00AM-6:00PM), Sun (1:00PM-6:00PM)
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • South Hill Farmers Market logo

    South Hill Farmers Market

    211 South Mecklenburg Avenue
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-3191
    More details

    southhillfarmersmarket2Since the opening of the South Hill Farmers Market in 2005, vendors have found this to be a very profitable and enjoyable way of selling their goods. Along with local growers, homemade crafters and bakers are welcome. The Market Square is also available for community fundraisers and special events.

    The Town of South Hill thanks all the vendors whose wonderful products make our Farmers Market successful. We have received many excellent comments regarding the Market.

    southhillfarmersmarket3We take pride in the fact that all items sold at the Market are grown, baked or crafted by local vendors, guaranteeing the freshness of the products and allowing customers the opportunity to talk to the actual producers.

    Come and be a part of this exciting opportunity. The location is ideal, the cost is minimal, and the potential is enormous!

    8:00AM-12:00PM (Apr-Oct)
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Taylor-Wright Farm Company

    1414 Meherrin River Road
    Brodnax, VA 23920
    • 434-262-2803
    More details

    If you are truly concerned with animal welfare and appreciate a superior, artisanal meat, then we are the farm for you.

    taylorwrightfarmcompany2Our family is the sixth generation to live on a beautiful 180-acre farm, situated among the rolling fields and forests of southern Virginia. We raise all natural pigs, cows, ducks and chickens with an abundance of all the colors nature intended…blue sky, green grass and red dirt. We have carefully selected each of our livestock breeds for their specific meat qualities. They are then allowed to grow slowly, at nature’s pace. This allows for the full development of a refined flavor and texture, not found in commercially produced meats.

    All of our animals are promised a happy, stress free life. Of course, all finishing animals will eventually become one of the high quality meat products we offer. It is our responsibility to respect and appreciate these animals for that intended purpose. It is that profound respect and gentle treatment, coupled with an all natural diet that results in our superior meats. If you are interested in our daily farm life, check out our Facebook Page or Instagram. It’s just another way we hope to offer you a deeper understanding, appreciation and connection to the food you eat.

    Call for Appointment
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Three Sisters of Shiney Rock Winery

    5484 Shiney Rock Road
    Clarksville, VA 23927
    • 434-298-6693
    More details

    threesistersofshineyrock2Serving up estate grown, traditional Virginia Sweet Wines. We are currently only open seasonally on Saturdays. During the harvest time (September 1 thru Oct 15) we are on site each Saturday and open for business between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Otherwise, please call in advance since we are often working in the fields to ensure someone will be available to meet.

    Saturday (10:00AM-5:00PM) or By Appointment
    • Pet Friendly
    • Handicap Accessible
  • Tobacco Farm Life Museum exterior

    Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia

    306 West Main Street
    South Hill, VA 23970
    • 434-447-2551
    More details

    tobaccofarmlifemuseum3Come on in Wednesday through Saturday and learn about the region’s rich farming heritage and its ties to the “golden leaf” that has been such an important part of our history.

    tobaccofarmlifemuseum2Visit the upstairs and you’ll be surprised by a unique and comprehensive display of antique medical instruments and paraphernalia donated by the late Dr. Robert Keeling.

    Wed-Sat (10:00AM-4:00PM)
    Donations Accepted
    • Handicap Accessible