Located in Sumerduck not far from Brandy Station, Kelly's Ford, and Rappahannock Station battlefields, Rogers Ford Farm Winery has a Civil War history of its own. It seems a squirmish occurred here on the banks of the Rappahannock River.

Rogers Ford Farm Winery produces the stainless, bright-apricot Jacob Christopher Chardonnay, a rose and pepper Sangiovese, an intense and complex Petit Verdot, the refreshing Sumerduck Rose, and the Lily Grace blend of Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, and Viognier. The off-dry Vidal Blanc is reminiscent of spring rain, and the dessert wines include the Brandy Station Dulce that is fortified with brandy and the cherry-chocolate Snake Castle port-style wine made from Petit Verdot.

The village of Remington publishes a Bealeton Loop Bicycle Route that passes by the Sumerduck Historic District and Rogers Ford Farm Winery as well as Kelly's Ford and Rappahannock Station Battlefields. If you don't have a bike, this 28-mile loop also makes a splendid Battlefields and Tasting Rooms driving tour. Have fun!

Pictured at the top: Three generations of family have worked together here for over 30 years, first as growers, then as wine-makers now producing over 1000 cases of hand-crafted wines each year.