Wineries & Breweries

Whether grapes, hops or corn meal are your flavor of choice, Franklin County offers ample options to satisfy your taste buds.

In step with the recent boom in craft brewing, the county proudly features three craft breweries — each specializing in their own tasty brews. Wine and Spirits lovers can sip sweet and savory selections from two local vineyards, sample an array of Virginia wines at the annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival, and enjoy a taste of our handcrafted moonshine heritage.


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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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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