Sips of Culpeper

Embark on a journey through the vibrant flavors of Culpeper County, where every sip tells a story. Highlighting hand-crafted beverages from wineries, breweries, and distilleries, Sips of Culpeper is your ticket to uncovering the essence of this historic region. 

Introducing Sips of Culpeper: Your Ultimate Beverage Exploration Trail! 

Discover the craftsmanship behind 8 unique locations, including the birthplace of the first legal moonshine in the United States and Virginia’s pioneering Trifecta: Winery, Brewery, and Distillery all in one. 

Savor the rich aromas, taste the complexity, and sip on the finest creations that Culpeper has to offer. Whether you make it a weekend getaway or indulge throughout the year, there’s always something new to explore. 

From bustling downtown spots to tranquil farmland and majestic mountain vistas, each stop on the trail promises a unique experience. So gather your friends and set out to celebrate the pride of Culpeper’s beverage heritage. 


How It Works

The passport offers a fun and engaging way to track your journey. As you venture out, pick up a Tier 1 passport at your first location and earn 5 stamps to unlock a special Sips of Culpeper beer glass as a token of appreciation. Once you’ve received your glass, pick up your Tier 2 passport and continue your exploration. Collect 7 stamps on your Tier 2 passport, and you’ll earn yourself a limited edition 2024 Sips of Culpeper hat, showcasing your pride in Culpeper’s beverage heritage. 

Passports are valid through December 31, 2024.

Tier 1 Passport

Tier 1 Passport

Tier 2 Passport

Tier 2 Passport

Participating Locations

Beer Hound Brewery

Beer Hound Brewery

201 Waters Place, Suite 102
Culpeper, VA 22701


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A micro-brewery located in downtown Culpeper, Virginia, Beer Hound Brewery is a unique pup themed brewery, with beers named after famous and not so famous hounds in movies, history, and favorite 4-legged customers. Beer Hound offers a relaxed atmosphere with a dart room, and activity themed nights such as karaoke and country western line dancing.

Belmont Farm Distillery

13490 Cedar Run Road
Culpeper, VA 22701


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Recognized as being home to the first legal moonshine in America, Belmont Farm Distillery has been featured on Discovery’s Moonshiners and offers Tim Smith’s Climax in their extensive lineup. Belmont Farm uniquely preserves the national tradition of distilling whiskey in a copper pot. The farm offers tours to learn about their distilling process and sample tasting.

Death Ridge Brewery

5393 Higher Ground Trail
Jeffersonton, VA 22724


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Nestled in the little town of Jeffersonton, the Death Ridge Brewery property contains the meandering stream “Deatherage Run”, named after brothers who settled in Culpeper County in 1675. The working farm property honors history, with the brewery built on a Civil War campsite.

Beer Hound Brewery

Far Gohn Brewing Company

301 South East Street
Culpeper, VA 22701


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Far Gohn is a “Tavern Brewery” in downtown Culpeper that celebrates German immigrant contributions to American beer while embracing global styles. Serving beer all made onsite, Far Gohn offers a rotating weekly tap list, in addition to local wine and cider.

Mountain Run Winery

10753 Mountain Run Lake Road
Culpeper, VA 22701


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Set on a 125-year-old farm, Mountain Run is a quintessential family-operated farm winery. Opened in 2016, Mountain Run is known for its unique 1950’s corn crib tasting room and wide range of award-winning wines, meads, and hard ciders. Popularity and growth in events at the winery allowed expansion to a new, second tasting room, which opened in the summer of 2022. Mountain Run embraces the properties agricultural heritage, while providing visitors with beautiful views, a family and pet friendly atmosphere, and a plethora of events.

Old House Vineyards

18351 Corkys Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701


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Old House Vineyard began their journey to what we know today, with the restoration of an 1800’s farmhouse into an inviting gathering place for the enjoyment of good food and wine. The previously overgrown alfalfa fields were transformed into lush vineyards producing grapes for their award-winning wines. Over 20 years of growth, Old House Vineyard became Virginia’s First Trifecta: Winery, Brewery, and Distillery operation. Today, the vineyard offers weddings under their elegant gazebo, surrounded by a beautiful pond. In addition to events hosted at the property, Old House offers a wine club for their regular customers.

Old Trade Brewery & Cidery

13270 Alanthus Road
Brandy Station, VA 22714


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Old Trade Brewery and Cidery is a family-owned, family and pet friendly operation located in histroic Brandy Station. The property has been home to the outskirts of the Brandy Station Battle of the civil war, a dairy farm, a horse farm, and currently a farm that houses apple and other fruiting trees, grapevines, fruiting bushes, beehives, gardens, and free roaming poulty. There is an onsite tasting room where you can try hand-crafted beer, cider, and wine, order a bite to eat, and relax with live music, playgrounds for kids, and ax throwing. Ingredients yielded from the farm and regional farms are incoporated into the food and beverages offered.

WAR Craft Brewery, Winery, and Distillery/The Winery at Rapidan

7851 White Oak Road
Rapidan, Virginia, 22733


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The first Farm Quad-Fecta in the state of Virginia, WAR Craft offers a brewery, cidery, distillery, and the winery at Rapidan. The veteran owned farm located in the town of Rapidan offers breathtaking views of the Piedmont region of the Blue Ridge mountains and sits on top of the remnants of an old Civil War hospital and stables. Focused on providing the highest quality of ingredients and locally grown organic fruit, the farm offers craft beer, wine, slushies, sangria, cider, and spirits.

Choose Culpeper Farms is an effort from Culpeper County’s Department of Economic Development to highlight Culpeper farms and agricultural operations and their products.

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