Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries

Be it hops, corn mash, or grapes, Franklin County is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Riding the wave of the craft beer movement, the county proudly features three craft breweries — each specializing in their own distinct flavors. Every brew house offers a relaxed, festive atmosphere with small batch and limited edition brews available on tap.

Since the era of prohibition, it’s been well known by moonshine lovers that Franklin County is the ‘Moonshine Capital of the World’. In keeping with our uniquely spirited heritage, the county is home to three distilleries. Our three craft brewers have even developed special moonshine-themed products.

Wine enthusiasts can sip sweet and savory selections from our two local vineyards, and sample an array of Virginia wines at the annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival.


Chaos Mountain Brewing Co.

  • Visit our family friendly tasting room where up to 16 different styles of small batch brews are on tap, from flagships to seasonal and limited releases we offer something for everyone.

  • (540) 334-1600
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Hammer & Forge Brewing Co.

  • Modern brewery with a sleek industrial designed tasting room featuring up to 10 craft beers on tap, including house-made IPAs, Russian imperial stout, American amber, Irish red ale and more.

    Taproom hours: Thu. & Fri. 5 – 10 pm, Sat. 1 – 10 pm

  • (540) 909-3200
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Sunken City Brewery

  • A 25-barrel, four-vessel brew house with tasting room and pub, store and beer garden. Tour the facility, purchase 20 oz. imperial pints, growlers and more.

  • (540) 420-0476
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Franklin County Distilleries

  • Franklin County Distilleries line of products are slow run, small batch & distilled using locally sourced products and the cleanest Blue Ridge Mountain fed water. The tasting room features a large outdoor patio with a fire pit, and a custom, copper covered bar inside. It offers 10 craft spirits which you can enjoy in classic mixed drinks or our custom cocktails.

    Hours: Sun. 12-6 pm, Thur. 4-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 12-10 pm

    Groups welcome
    ADA accessible

  • 540-334-1610
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Law’s Choice

  • The Law family has been making whisky for over sixty years. Our product continues to be manufactured and bottled right where it all started in Franklin County, Virginia. For us at Law’s Choice, this is more than just a product to sell; this is our family legacy we hope to share with the world.

    Available at VA ABC stores.

  • (540) 489-3642
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Twin Creeks Distillery

  • We craft fine spirits using local ingredients and age old distilling methods handed down from generations. To us, family is very important and we consider this with every craft spirit we create. It’s part of our story. We want to make visitors interested in the history and richness of this county, feel right at home in our store and tasting room, and be part of the Twin Creeks family.

    Hours: Fri. 1-7 pm, Sat. Noon-7pm , Sun. 2-6 pm

  • 276-627-5096
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Brooks Mill Winery

  • A family owned and operated winery located near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County Virginia, offering delicious award winning fruit wines for all personal tastes.

    Open: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday – Monday

  • (540) 721-5215
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Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

  • Annual festival, the fourth weekend in September at Smith Mountain Lake featuring more than two dozen Virginia wineries, live music and more.

  • (540) 721-1203
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Webster C. Hall Vineyard

  • Located in Callaway with limited production Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot wines available. Wine sales and visitation by appointment only.

  • (540) 761-9545
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