Beer, Wine & More
Taste the handcrafted difference in Marion County (and the surrounding area!) This three-day tour of the region features some of the best craft beer, mead and wine West Virginia has to offer.
Farm-fresh flavor in Fairmont
Enjoy fresh mead and local craft beer in Marion County.
Mountain Dragon Mazery 1516 Morgantown Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
For a sweet start in Fairmont, the mead at Mountain Dragon Mazery uses real WV honey, (some even made by the Mazery) blended with unique flavors like cherry tea, coffee, rose or wildflower. Some are crafted with special varietal honeys, a rare treat that takes a lot of work from local beekeepers. You must make an appointment, but you can tour the meadery, have a taste, and buy some to take home, too (cash only, so plan ahead).
Short Story Brewing 5904 Fairmont Road, Rivesville, WV 26588
Short Story Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Rivesville. Enjoy their ever growing selection of beers in many North Central WV bars & restaurants or stop by the taproom and experience their creativity in person.
The Rambling Root 101 Fairmont Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554
Enjoy craft beer from around the state at The Rambling Root's taproom! And soon, they'll be offering craft beer of their own, making them the first brewery in Fairmont city limits since Prohibition.
Palatine Park Everest Drive, Fairmont, WV, 26554
From June through September, Palatine Park becomes the hub of arts and entertainment in Fairmont. Enjoy local talent, a family-friendly movie or celebrate some of our noteworthy natives such as Johnnie Johnson, the Father of Rock & Roll or the big screen's cowboy comic sidekick, Fuzzy Knight.
For more information about what to see & do in Fairmont, check the CVB of Marion County.
Brew with a View in Morgantown
Visit the state's oldest working brewery and drink along the river.
Morgantown Brewing Company 1291 University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505
Visit the oldest working brewery in the state, which re-opened in 2009 with a food menu that highlights Appalachian fare, unique flavors and, of course, beer. Beer bread, fries, pretzels, gravy, chili, soup (and new menu items every two weeks)— an easy compliment to any of the 8 staple brews on tap. Depending on when you stop in, you can also taste their seasonal brews or the weekly small-batch. Grab a growler to go. Tours available every Monday at 6 p.m., or by request.
Forks of Cheat Winery 2811 Stewartstown Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508
Take time to really enjoy a fine WV wine, kicking back as you gaze out over the landscape from the deck of the Forks of Cheat Winery. Their refined, old-world tastes have earned them more than 200 awards, both locally and internationally. Sip a glass (or so) and browse the gift shop. If it’s an especially lovely day, you can also enjoy a tour. The winery opens at 9 a.m. and the brewery at 11 a.m.
Wine & Jazz Festival
Add some sips and sounds to fall-time among the blazing West Virginia mountain forests. Enjoy selections from 10 or so wineries, while the lively rhythms ring out across the hills at the West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival. The tickets are affordable, and entry to either of the 2 days will keep the wine and tunes flowing all afternoon.
For more information about what to see & do in Morgantown, check the Visit Mountaineer Country CVB.
Wine in Weston, WV
Celebrate WV's best winemakers and enjoy an old-fashioned atmosphere.
Batton Hollow Winery 406 Woodstock Drive, Lost Creek, WV 26385
Stop off in Lost Creek, WV, where after 40 years of winemaking enthusiasm, the owners of Batton Hollow Winery finally followed their dream and opened the region's newest fine winery in June of 2014. Their 7 Italian and French-inspired flavors are crafted to complement food, and are less sweet than typical WV wines along the tour. Ask to sample some of the recipes in progress, too!
Lambert’s Vintage Wines 190 Vineyard Drive Weston, WV 26452
The first pleasure of this stop begins before you even get inside.The hand-cut stone, gothic-style building sets the stage for the finely crafted wines at Lambert’s Vintage Wines. Their tasting room opens fairly early, so start the day with a strong appeal to your senses, from the bold scents to the sweet and earthy flavors. During the summer season, enjoy brick-oven pizzas and salads on-site every Wednesday.
TIP: If you have time, grab a bite at Thyme Bistro. They’re open for lunch and dinner, serving up elegant modern American cuisine, including freshly made kettle soups and breads.
Mountain Heritage & Wine Festival
In the summertime, travel to the renowned Stonewall Resort for a celebration of West Virginia's winemakers, music and art. Explore artisan wares from across the state, to the tune of Mountain State musicians. The wine garden features the most-loved flavors from around the area.
For more information about what to see & do in Weston, check the Lewis County CVB.