What to do and see in Afton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 12, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Afton is an unincorporated community in Albemarle and Nelson counties in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 20 miles (32 km) west of Charlottesville.
Restaurants in Afton

1. Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 +1 828-298-0398
Excellent
71%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

Pick up general travel guides and maps at the information center or take the self-guided ¾-mile hiking trail to a 19th-century-reconstructed farmstead.

Reviewed By Rita S - Brevard County, Florida

Nice displays in welcome center. Clean restrooms. Quaint gift ship. Awesome exhibits of farm. Friendly staff. Short hiking trails with spectacular views.

2. Veritas Vineyard & Winery

145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA 22920-2324 +1 540-456-8000
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By Jackie H

The tasting room and grounds are beautiful. It was raining when we went so everyone was inside so it was pretty crowded. It was a holiday weekend and a Saturday, but we only waited about 10 minutes for a tasting. They said this was a slow day so be prepared as this place seems to be extremely popular. The people were friendly and we left with five bottles of wine. The tasting room seating seems very comfy with big soft leather couches and a stone fireplace.

3. King Family Vineyards

6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet, VA 22932-3336 +1 434-823-7800
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

King Family Vineyards

King Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia just fifteen minutes from Charlottesville. The winery specializes in the production of ultra-premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA. Beginning with carefully selected estate grapes, winemaker Matthieu Finot creates wines inspired by the old world, but are uniquely expressive of Virginia. Our passion is the customer, our craft is the wine. "When you visit our winery, you are coming to our home. We hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labor as much as we enjoy sharing them with you." -The King Family

Reviewed By winskins - Richmond, Virginia

Very pretty winery sitting in the foothills of the mountains and large grassy field, including stables and Polo field. Check the website for polo matches that are free and open to the public. Get there early, bring a blanket, food and some wine. Great way to spend the afternoon.

Wines are a little pricey, but the winery is very nice and impressive. There are some food options on site.

Can get really crowded when matches are ongoing, get there early and reserve your spot.

Sounds stuffy to watch polo, but really a great time to sit, relax and just take in the surroundings.

4. Pollak Vineyards

330 Newtown Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943-1701 +1 540-456-8844
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Pollak Vineyards

Reviewed By Eric C

We discovered this vineyard after a 45 mile bicycle ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. In walking distance from the little Bed & Breakfast we stayed in for a couple of nights. The place is enchanting! They have an inviting set-up with a terrace overlooking the planted vineyard and a beautiful pond. We had a taste of their different wines. Being a French wine enthusiast, I had doubt Virginia could produce good wines, but I was surprised! Most of them are rather good! I especially liked the 2013 Meritage. A must if you are in the area!

5. Zeus Digital Theater

120 Osage Ln, Waynesboro, VA 22980-1669 +1 540-416-0536
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 136 reviews

Zeus Digital Theater

Reviewed By PJoeyA - Chester, Virginia

Our family stopped in Waynesboro at the Zeus theatre while on vacation. We found a very clean theatre, comfortable chairs, friendly associates, and clean bathrooms. We purchased our tickets online and secured our seats. Even though it was a $1 fee for each ticket online, it was still a good deal for the matinee. We would not hesitate to visit again.

6. P Buckley Moss Museum

329 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA 22980-4508 +1 800-343-8643
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

P Buckley Moss Museum

Reviewed By krewerka - Alexandria, Virginia

The are and model homes in the shop windows were very interesting displaying a different era. Very detailed. Can't say I like the art as it's not my style but I'm sure it's perfect for some one. There is another storefront around the corner on Wayne for children support.

7. Chiles Peach Orchard

1351 Greenwood Rd, Crozet, VA 22932-3208 +1 434-823-1583
Excellent
58%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Chiles Peach Orchard

Reviewed By DocChesapeake - Suffolk, Virginia

We bought a half bushel and didn't go into the orchard in the blazing summer heat. There were plenty of peaches and nectarines to choose from.These were NOT sold at bargain prices, mind you! There was an abundance of other foodie gift shop things to buy on the shelves. Don't miss the cider tasting room around back.

8. Greenwood Country Store

7572 Greenwood Station Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943-1602 +1 540-456-4681
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

Greenwood Country Store

Reviewed By MrsH0dges - Jacksonville, Florida

Loved this place--we got our sandwiches here before heading to the wineries. Blue Slate is DELICIOUS! They have everything you could want in the way of provisions for an outing. It is adorable looking as well--the front was festooned with pumpkins, etc.

9. Silverback Distillery

9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3180 +1 540-456-7070
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Silverback Distillery

Silverback Distillery produces ultra premium vodka, gin, rye whiskey and soon and bourbon. Surrounded by Mountains and bracketed by the Rockfish River, Silverback Distillery produces distinct and flavorful spirits through a perfect mix of Virginia grains, pure water and American craftsmanship.

Reviewed By Rusty B - Chesapeake, Virginia

They only make 4 liquors but they are amazing. A new company but multiple award wining spirits. I bought a bottle of Honey Rye Whiskey. Made with local honey.Thanks for the review, Rusty! :)

10. Flying Fox Vineyard

Corner of Hwy 151 & Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920 +1 434-361-1692
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Flying Fox Vineyard

Reviewed By 2_4SXM - Land O Lakes, Florida

Have visited several times as they have a great ambiance and very good wines. The white table wine is light, bright, and crisp...very easy to drink and enjoyable. Staff are outstanding and interact with customers very well. Great to sit by fire with loved one or friends and sip on a chilled bottle. Very, very nice.

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