New to Market Daniel Vineyards 200 Twin Oaks Rd - Crab Orchard, WV 25827
A winding country lane enters the property and leads to the tasting room and production facility. The attractive stone building, with arched windows, a blue metal roof, and an adjacent deck built around shady trees, overlooks panoramic hillside views. The tasting room includes a circular counter, tables and chairs, a kitchen with an Aga gas range, a commercial sink and plenty of cabinetry, an office, and two restrooms.
The production facility, directly below the tasting room, enables vintner-controlled wine processing and bottling on grounds. The processing equipment includes a de-stemmer, presses, multiple stainless-steel vats, bottling, corking, capping, and labeling equipment, and product storage rooms.
A large 2-story heated garage is adjacent to the tasting room and production area. The landscaping and maintenance equipment includes two Zetor tractors (one with an enclosed cabin for spraying), forklift and bush hog attachments, two zero-turn 72" mowers, and numerous smaller tools used for vine trimming and weed control. The garage has built-in workbenches, a bathroom, and a small office.
Daniel Vineyards is a longtime popular spot for events, large and small family gatherings, and festivals. In addition to the indoor tasting room, there are three outdoor venues. The most popular is a covered pavilion capable of seating 200, with restrooms attached. Other options include a large octagonal gazebo overlooking two ponds and the hillside vineyards, and the spacious deck adjacent to the tasting room.
The property also includes a large blueberry patch, open to the public for seasonal picking and a 9-hole disc golf course.
Located at an elevation of approximately 2600 feet, the vineyards focus on 15 or so varieties of grapes suitable for colder climates. The wines are self-distributed locally, and throughout West Virginia by Mountain State Beverage Distribution.
Daniel Vineyard has twice placed in the top three farms in the West Virginia State Conservation Farm Competition, which encompasses 21,400 farms, the only winery, and vineyard to do so.
This beautiful property has been lovingly developed and tended by the Daniel family for over 30 years. Dr. Daniel's grandsons, Chad and Rich, have continued the family tradition and continue to operate the vineyard with the same pride and care as their late grandfather.