Welcome to Blacksnake Meadery, Carroll County’s first winery and Southwest Virginia’s only meadery. We are a family-owned and operated business in the beautiful southern Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.
Our desire to live more closely with nature and our love of all things fermented have resulted in the establishment of our meadery. Blacksnake Meadery’s closeness with nature began with negotiations with the original reptilian inhabitants (and namesakes) of the meadery. It has since expanded to the introduction of an ever-growing population of honeybees, who produce at least half of the honey in our meads, as well as the cultivating of the numerous wild apples, crabapples, and berries on the property. We hope to expand our plantings into an array of fruits and herbs suitable both for flavoring mead and producing honey.
Steve & Jo
Our Sippin' Porch is open for tastings Saturday & Sunday 11-5, May through October. Looking forward to seeing you!
2013 Special Events at the Sippin' Porch (all events 11-5; $8)
June 15 - Music, Mead & Cider - Enjoy music by Karen from Folk By Association from 1-4.
July 20 - Music, Mead & Cider - Enjoy music by Welcome To Hoonah from 1-4. Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of folk-americana, swing and Bakersfield country music, with definitive, Appalachain flavor and a touch of urban verve.
August 3 - National Mead Day - Celebrate with a mead cocktail. Learn about mead and its versatility.
August 10 - Music, Mead & Cider - Enjoy music by Ron Ireland from 1-4. Ron is a songwriter and performer based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His style successfully mixes traditional, country, folk, blues, and gospel.
September 21 - Music, Mead & Cider - Enjoy music by Chris Luster from 1-4.
October 26 - Fall Treats
November 30 - Black Friday Recovery
December 14 - Holiday Open House
BLACKSNAKE MEADERY on the road.....
May 18 at Heartwood in Abingdon for the 2nd Annual Southwest Virginina Wine Festival 1-5
July 6 at the Nancy P. Morrisette Field near Chateau Morrisette for the Rhythm and Vine Festival from 11-5 - Celebrate Virginia Wine with at least seven Virginia Wineries in one location! Artists, artisans, food vendors gather for a field full of fun. Sip wine, shop around and bring a blanket to enjoy live music by The Greencards and Dangermuffin on a cool mountain afternoon. Admission is $25 in advance $30 gate. Ticket includes wine tastings, glass and entertainment. 11 am – 5 pm. Nancy Morrisette Field, 3641 Black Ridge Road, Floyd, VA. www.thedogs.com 540.593.2865