Wilderness Run Vineyards is the perfect place to decompress and enjoy life. Relax on the patio, or bring a picnic to enjoy wine by the pond. Read on for some ideas.

This year, the vineyard is offering a reggae festival to celebrate music’s ability to connect and uplift. Come join the festivities and experience this festival for yourself! 

Wine Tastings

If you love vino, then this is a place to be! The Pagan family invites you to their historical farm vineyard to sample some of their 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup Silver Medal winners. From a Tool Shed Red Blend that gives a nod to the property’s humble roots to a Field Blend that honors area Civil War heroes, there is a wine here for everyone.

Book your ticket for a guided tour between four wineries and sip your way to history. The list of tastings includes Eden Try, a family estate vineyard with wines bearing the Garden of Eden theme; Wilderness Run, a classic American winery; and Mattaponi, where you can try some of their popular Native American fruit wines and indulge in an onsite pairing experience.

Craft beer enthusiasts can also sip their way to a history lesson with the Fredericksburg Area Brewery Trail. Stop at the Visitor Center for a passport and start collecting stamps at each brewery to earn prizes.

Live Music

The local area is dotted with house concerts where talented musicians host friends and neighbors for an intimate experience. You can also catch touring artists in small theaters and local vineyards.

A combination winery and brewery, Wilderness Run Vineyards offers plenty of space to hang out under the shade of trees. Their French-style wines are made with new and old-world techniques. Food trucks are available on weekends.

Eden Try Winery is a family-owned boutique winery with a scenic vista and a rustic barn. Their winemakers are known for their French-style wines, but they also produce a variety of whites and reds that work well in this climate.

Located near the Wilderness battlefield, the farm also hosts a weekly morning chicken swap and an evening cornhole tournament, which is sure to be a blast. The ambiance and hospitality are what keep people coming back time and again. Visit another area in town here.

Farm Activities

The Pagan family has poured their heart into this historic winery and brewery. The vineyard, which sits among the battlefields of Spotsylvania and Chancellorsville, focuses on French styles and grape varieties that do particularly well in Virginia.

The tasting room and brewery are connected, so you can sample wines and beers from one place (or the other). Cornhole Mondays and live music are popular summer events.

Guests are welcomed to the farm with plenty of space, including a pond where you can fish (catch and release). The vineyard also has horses and chickens, as befits a family-owned property.

Eden Try is a small, boutique-style winery that serves 96 draft lines in the indoor tasting room and outdoor Biergarten. This one-of-a-kind winery is surrounded by historic buildings, walking paths, and trickling fountains. The cellar is built into the Heidig farm barn, originally used to house dairy cows. The winery is known for its award-winning Malbec and Petit Verdot, as well as a host of special events throughout the year.


Get your wilderness on at one of the campgrounds in Prince William Forest Park. Choose from full-equipped lakeside camp cottages, log cabins, and RV sites. Camp under towering oaks, eucalyptus, and maple trees, and enjoy the sounds of nature. Hike the wooded trails and explore the ruins of the Cabin Branch Pyrite Mine.

On August 20th, Wilderness Run Vineyards comes alive with the soulful sounds of reggae music. Be moved by the enticing rhythms and positive vibes of this carefully curated music festival.

Take a stroll in Fredericksburg’s historic district and learn why the area is considered a “Crossroads of the Civil War.” Check out 350 original 18th and 19th-century buildings in this 40-block National Historic District. Afterward, visit the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park’s battlefields including the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Wilderness battlefields. Guests staying at the Presidential Log Cabins can also tour the nearby Cool Spring and Hazel Grove lakes. This is the ultimate outdoor experience with adventure, entertainment, and history just around the corner. Definitely worth checking out!



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