The Furrows first vineyard was planted on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake in 1984. This small, experimental vineyard in Hickory Cove sparked the passion and by 1992, the current Hickory Hill Vineyards was established.
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Estate Wines & knowledgeable staff
A visit to Hickory Hill Vineyards is a must for any wine lover visiting or living near Smith Mountain Lake.
Three generations of the Furrow family have experienced first-hand the growth and maturation of the Virginia wine industry. Hickory Hill opened in 2001 as the 75th winery in the state making it the oldest winery at Smith Mountain Lake.
Visit our tasting room and learn how we bottle a lake summer. Taste the difference 100% local makes.
Over 80 medals & awards for quality
Since its first vintage in 2001, Hickory Hill Vineyard’s wines have consistently earned medals of excellence in wine competitions, with over 80 medals to date in state, national and international competitions.
Hickory Hill’s popular “Lake series” of blended wines are made in a light, fruit-forward style. For those preferring more traditional, drier wines, there is also estate-grown, award-winning Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other options include Cabernet Franc and a yet to be released traditional Bordeaux blend.
Saturday nights in the summer vineyard ring with good music, good conversation, and laughing children chasing fireflies. Hickory Hill’s Sunset Saturday music series are evenings of affordable, local entertainment and a popular lake tradition since 2005.
Wendy Furrow-Scott, CSW, WSET2
Business Manager & Winemaker
Owner & Co-founder
We just left your vineyard and had a lovely experience! The reservation process was simple, and the service we experienced upon arrival was friendly and very efficient. The flights you provided were wonderful, and we especially enjoyed engaging with each wine through the QR codes — nice techy touch! Thank you for a great experience on such a gorgeous fall day!
“Can’t beat the the great wines, great people, and lovely setting. A variety of wines for every taste.”
Excellent variety of wines with friendly and knowledgeable staff in a picturesque setting!! Absolutely a must stop!!
The owners are fantastic to work with and the selection is great. Had a great time at one of their Sunset Saturdays. I’ll definitely visit again.
Wonderful local vineyard. Great destination for relaxing and enjoying an evening of music and good wine!!