Believe it or not, Southside is home to 12 wineries, which are great tourist attractions and produce good wine, as well. We’ve visited a number of them and have taken some fine bottles home with us. The wineries can be found along the SoVA Wine Trail, a collection of grape growing and wine-producing farms only a short distance from Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast.
Some of our favorites are in Halifax County: Molliver Vineyards and Winery, on a 134-acre vineyard and winery in Nathalie.; Bright Meadows Farm, on a restored tobacco plantation with a 117-year-old barn in Nathalie; Greenwood Vineyards, housed in a 90-year-old former tobacco-packing barn in Vernon Hill, and Hunting Creek Vineyards in Clover, featuring a tasting room with art works and a pretty patio outside.
Each winery has from 9 to 15 wines so there is a taste for everyone and there are some award winning vintages among those!
If you don’t want to drive to these scenic locations, you can get a lift from SoBo Wino, which picks people up at their location or downtown and takes them up to four wineries and brings them home in time for dinner at the Bistro 1888 or other restaurant and occasionally a show at the Prizery. Cost of the tour, including a box lunch (but not the restaurants) is $58 per person. There is a minimum of eight people needed, and they can take up to 14. So you may want to check to see if others are riding on that date at 434-251-1540.