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Peaks of Otter Winery Bedford, VA 24523
2122 Sheep Creek Rd
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-3707
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
open weekends Jan. - March -- daily April - December. other times by chance or appointment.
  • Monday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Tuesday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Wednesday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Thursday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Friday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Saturday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
  • Sunday:
  • Noon.5:00 PM.
    Nancy and Danny Johnson with their son Shannon and wife Donna, own and operate Peaks of Otter Winery, Johnson’s Orchards and Elmo’s Rest.
    J Elmo Johnson, great grandson of John T. Johnson, established Johnson’s Orchards in 1919 in the area of property that had been in the family since the 1750s.
    In 1995 the Johnsons considered making wine from the fruits they were growing. More and more Virginia Wineries were being established and were attracting an increasing number of visitors. The commercial apple business was in decline and the Johnsons felt that the addition of a winery would also be a way of selling more of their fruits directly to consumers. Shannon, who is now the wine maker, says the 80% of the fruits used in the wine are grown on the farm. Grape vines, primarily Norton and Concord are now bearing with new ones coming on. Berry plants have been planted and will soon be bearing.
    Peaks of Otter 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.
    Many of the wines are made from Danny’s grandmother’s recipes and the fruits or berries are fermented in apples juice and require less sugar to turn the fruit into wine.
    At this time more that 25 wines are produced with our newest wines fermented in apple juice being “Pumpkin Pie” and Pomegranate.
    Winemaker Shannon Johnson
    2007 "CHILI DAWG"
  • Blend of Apple,
  • Winemaker: Shannon Johnson
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    as of 03/14

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