Chateau Morrisette Winery

Chateau Morrisette Winery540-593-2865
287 Winery Rd. SW
Floyd, VA 24091

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 171 and 172

Winery and gift shop hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Restaurant Hours:
April - December
Lunch: Wednesday -Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m./Sunday (A la Carte) 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

January, February, March
Lunch: Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Friday, Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Reviewed by: Ashlee VanMeter

Be sure to allow plenty of time for Chateau Morrisette because you may get there and find yourself perfectly content to stay all day. It absolutely exceeds anything you would expect to find off of an old mountain road in what seems like the middle of nowhere. The drive there is scenic whether you take the back roads or the Blue Ridge Parkway. We took the scenic route back from the winery and saw deer, wild turkey, rabbits and a bear.

Chateau Morrisette features a tasting room and gift shop where you can sample and purchase any of their many varieties of wine. Also available for sampling are Chateau Morrisette's mustards, herb vinegars, and sauces all made using their wine. The gift shop also features pottery, photography, and paintings by local artists as well as home and garden art and a wide variety of wine accessories for the wine enthusiast. Take a tour of the winery and learn more about Virginia's wine making history.

Chateau Morrisette has garden areas to stroll through and comfortable seating with a view in the winery courtyard. Unwind in the courtyard on Sundays with live music, a glass of wine and a selection of fine cheeses and crackers. Every third Friday of the month Chateau Morrisette hosts Friday Nights Live! with rock & roll and alternative bands out in the courtyard. The winery puts on several festivals each year including the Black Dog Wine and Blues Festival and the Black Dog Wine and Jazz Festival.

Perhaps most impressive of all is Chateau Morrisette's restaurant. It offers the perfect combination of a creative menu, highest quality ingredients, and friendly, knowledgeable service all in a relaxed, old-world atmosphere. Their use of local, organically grown produce and game make for exceptionally good dishes with real local flavor. Some of the items on the menu are freshly delivered from local farms only a couple of miles down the road. The restaurant also features fresh seafood from the coastal waters of North Carolina, artisan cheeses and freshly baked bread. The homemade deserts are superb. My favorite were the chocolate truffles and chocolate covered strawberries. They were serving Sunday brunch when we visited and I was surprised at the variety of outstanding selections. They offered everything from fresh salmon to vegetarian quiche as well as the usual brunch selections like made to order Belgian waffles and omelets. Our waiter told us that the sugar snap peas were just brought in from a farm two miles down the road. The Sunday brunch buffet has surprisingly good gourmet-quality food and it is a great way to experience all that the restaurant at Chateau Morrisette has to offer.


The Road Less Traveled (Scenic Route)