Fisher Ridge Wine Co. is the first West Virginia wine I had that wasn't super sweet. Rather, Fisher Ridge has a good amount of semisweet and dry wines. They frequent the wine festival in Morgantown, but they don't have regular open tour hours, which has kept me from visiting them.
That, and they're also located in Liberty, W.Va., which isn't really on the way to anything. It's a bit outside of Charleston. Fortunately, these people are incredible and provide excellent directions that helped even the two most navigationally challenged women find it.
When we finally pulled up, I was apprehensive. But, just a few seconds later, a woman warmly greeted us and ushered us inside. The ceiling was covered in cork, and a dozen bottles were spread across the table. We started making our way through the bottles with generous sample sizes in between crackers and cheese.
The owners are a hoot and definitely generous with that West Virginia hospitality. You feel right at home. They then took us around the place, touring and explaining the process. They even let us label a bottle.
My favorite wines included the Pork Barrel Pink and the Late Harvest Vidal. The latter of which was very sweet, and I'm pretty sure I ended up downing a half bottle. We sat and drank and ate and chatted for a while longer.
If we hadn't had plans for that evening, I think we could've stayed here and talked with these folks all day. It was easily the most fun, personable, engaging winery tour I've ever been on.
Give them a call. Spend your afternoon with them. You're welcome.