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COUNTRY - JOHNSON'S ORCHARDS & PEAKS OF OTTER WINERY
Nancy and Danny Johnson
2122 Sheep Creek Road, Route 680
Bedford, VA 24523
Directions: Take Route 460 1 mile west of Bedford. Turn right on Route 680 and go north for 5.5 miles. Follow the wine signs. From the Peaks of Otter and Blue Ridge Parkway, take Route 43 south for 3.5 miles, turn right on Route 682 for 3 miles, turn right on Route 680 for 1 mile. Follow the wine signs.
Hours: 12 Noon-5 p.m., daily, April-December; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, August-October; 12 Noon-5 p.m., weekends, January-March.
Comments: A drive to our farm is spectacular any time but especially in the fall when the leaves start turning. You can taste our apples, peaches, nectarines, cider, and other home grown and homemade products. See our15’ Johnny Appleseed statue. Restrooms. Picnic pavilio n available. Tour buses welcome anytime - appointments preferred. Horse and Hound wine festival second Saturday in July. Call for special educational tours and school field trip information. On-farm winery featuring “Fruit of the Farm” wines. On-farm vacation house rental available year round. We are a Virginia Green attraction.
Products: Pick-your-own or fresh-picked apples, peaches, nectarines and plums. More than 170 different varieties of apples including Red and Golden Delicious, Johnny Grimes, Jonathan, Johnny Dels, Grimes Golden, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Rome, Black Twig, Arkansas Black, Stayman, Winesap, Gala, plus many more antique apples. Homemade cider, apple butter, syrup, apple hot sauces, jellies, jams, molasses, honey, pumpkins, hot peppers and other produce.