Everything You Need to Know About Bluestone Vineyard  


When you think about visiting a premier winery or vineyard, Virginia may not immediately come to mind. However, it is rapidly becoming a destination for savvy wine connoisseurs who appreciate the carefully cultivated product of a highly respected vineyard. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, Bluestone Vineyard has become an established presence in Virginia’s wineries for producing well-crafted boutique wines.

Bluestone Vineyard is just one of several incredible wineries you can visiting during your next trip to By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages in Harrisonburg, VA. Download our free Vacation Guide for more information.


What You Need to Know About Bluestone Vineyard

Located in the center of the beautiful valley, Bluestone Vineyard is named after the “bluestone,” a type of limestone, of which the soil is comprised. So, with the help of friends and family and advice from researchers at Virginia Tech, Curt and Jackie Hartman transformed a hobby into a thriving business and leading wine touring destination in Bridgewater, VA.

The wine is processed in a state-of-the-art facility that has the capacity to produce 5,000 cases of wine annually. Also, it has a computer controlled chilling system that regulates temperatures in each tank as well as a barrel room and finished wine storage. The insulation is so effective that parts of the facility do not need a heating system.

The winery operates Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.–6 p.m.


The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room is a lovely retreat where visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery. In it, you can sample the vineyard’s finest selections of wine. Its location is designed to maximize the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the winery at the bottom of the hill. Guests can enjoy this scenic location year-round, feeling cozy and warm with the outdoor heaters and fire pit, as they watch the beautiful sunsets.

The Tasting Room offers red, white, sweet and reserve tastings.  And, if you plan to attend with a group of 8 or more, please contact the vineyard in advance to schedule the tasting.

The Tasting Room is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. Their wine tasting fees range from $6 for red, white and sweet wines to $9 for reserve wines.


Special Events

Bluestone Vineyard has an active special event schedule to attract and endear locals and visitors. So, mark your calendar with these annual events.

Black Friday Pampering at Bluestone Vineyard

Wine Bottle Painting with K&E Paintings

Annual Weihnachtsmarkt at Bluestone Vineyard

Winemaker’s Christmas Dinner

Press Club Pickup

New Year’s Eve Party


Weddings and Events

If you are looking for a unique venue for a special occasion that combines excellent services and amenities with stunning landscapes, then consider Bluestone Vineyard. There are several outdoor locations to choose from and facilities that can accommodate small, medium and large groups.  Plus, the beauty of the rolling hills, picturesque farmland and 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountain ranges provide an unmatched scenic elegance.


A Cozy Cottage to Finish Out the Day

After a beautiful day at the Bluestone Vineyard, relax and unwind in one of our luxurious cottages or rooms at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages. Our cozy suites are the perfect retreat to compliment your day! Check out our available rooms and see for yourself the comfort our cottages afford! We are eager to accommodate your every need. So, contact us today to book your stay! And, if you need more information on things to do in the area, then be sure to download our FREE Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best ideas for things to see and do in the area. Trust us! We’re the experts.