Floyd County, Virginia is full of activities to suit every interest. A unique fact about Floyd is that most of the businesses in the area are farms that have created breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Most of these businesses are inspired by the prohibition era and contain unique historical factors that remain the same. Listed below are some of the most popular speakeasies in the area!
5 Mile Mountain Distillery
The 5 Mile Mountain Distillery dates back to the prohibition and continues to be Floyd’s first distillery since. Known for creating large amounts of moonshine during the prohibition, they attracted people from all over town seeking this valuable possession.
The building that it resides in was built shortly after World War II for facilitating clean water, but then was purchased in 2013 and turned into a distillery. The distillery’s beautiful architecture and history remains the same to this day. Stop by and enjoy spirit flight tastings and handcrafted cocktails while enjoying the beautiful mountain views.
Lush Lounge is a unique speakeasy also inspired by the prohibition era. It opened on the 100th year anniversary of the prohibition and has a discreet entrance that opens to a poker room bar. This lounge not only has a bar, but also a silent movie screening room and a traveling carnival-themed room. They have hand-crafted cocktails and unique dining selections relevant to the 1920s.
Buffalo Mounting Brewing Company
The idea of Buffalo Mountain Brewing Company came about in 2012 and was officially put into place in April 2018. This brewery creates small-batch beers on the premises in a 2BBL brewhouse. This brewery is a tribute to the Scottish and Irish Heritage that was a part of founding this bar. Visitors are encouraged to partake in the craft beer on tap and enjoy the tavern’s old-world atmosphere and charm.
Chateau Morrissett Winery
Chateau Morrisette is one of the oldest and largest wineries in Virginia that contains not only a winery but also a restaurant, vineyard, and festival field. There are events scheduled for every season to enjoy amazing jazz, country, and pop performers. The best part about this winery is that dogs are allowed on the property!
Villa Appalaccia Winery
The Villa Appalaccia Winery is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and immerses its visitors in the Italian family experience. This winery produces wine from a local vineyard established back in 1989. Family-owned and run, this winery is the perfect Tuscany postcard image for its visitors!
Are you ready to hit the road to experience the Blue Ridge Mountain wine, craft beer, and spirits culture? Book your stay at Floyd Family Campground today to immerse yourself in nature and local culture. Travel back to the 1920s and experience the history that has been preserved in Floyd County.