Bright Meadows Farm
Bright Meadows Farm: “American Wines from American Vines”
Halifax County, Virginia
When you think of a cattle barn from the late 1800s, wine is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But for Bright Meadows Farm, it has been a match made in grape vine-covered heaven. Sitting among the historical paths of Halifax County, this quaint family-owned and operated vineyard and winery has found its home in a restored 1883 cattle barn.
What started as a post-retirement business endeavor has become a life-changing new line of work for owners Boyd and Shirley Archer. They began in 2005 with just two acres of grapes and four wines, growing now to ten acres of grapes (as well as two acres of blueberries) and fifteen wines. As their motto, “American Wines from American Vines,” implies, guests of Bright Meadows Farm will only find wines made from American and American-Hybrid grapes. Varietals include Concord, Niagara, Steuben, Vidal Blanc, and their Bright Meadows Colonial style Blackberry, Blueberry, and other American Wines.
As the first vineyard and winery in Halifax County, Bright Meadows takes welcoming guests to their charming venue very seriously. The Southern hospitality kicks in as guests arrive, with Boyd and Shirley often generously sharing their time and historical knowledge of the area. The grounds are home to captivating walking paths and an inviting picnic area, offering the perfect escape from “the daily grind.” Visitors of Bright Meadows will be enchanted by the off-the-beaten-path location that may even include passing a horse and buggy along the way.
Bestsellers: The Niagara and Steuben
Learn more about Bright Meadows Farm here.