On Saturday, July 8, Iron Heart Winery will be hosting their summer culinary Food & Wine Walking Tour, serving five wine samples and five tapas-style dishes from Feast & Company Catering with a special tour of the farm-winery.

Nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in Allisonia, Va., the charming family-owned winery is located in an Industrial Revolution-era farm dating back to the 19th century, providing a rustic and modern atmosphere for visitors to its historic grounds.

In 2010 the winery started planting vineyards and established their Farm Stay, where you can rent cabins on the property for a lovely weekend getaway. After years of perfecting their grapes for distribution, Iron Heart finally opened the winery to the public in 2017. Currently they are producing Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Rosé, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and Chambourcin wine styles.

The Food & Wine Walking Tour is a great way to enjoy delicious wine and food while learning more about Iron Heart’s winemaking at the vineyard’s countryside location.

Food and Wine Walking Tour Menu
Courtesy of Iron Heart Winery

Moonlight Mechanic Chardonnay

The Moonlight Mechanic Chardonnay is dry and full of fresh fruit flavors, such as pear and apple, while finishing crisp and refreshing. It pairs well with soft cheese, starches, seafood and white meat.

Paired Dish:

Triple Cream Brie

Turkish Kabab

Tahini Chicken | Raita | Coriander

Cinder Snapper Chambourcin

This full bodied Cinder Snapper Chambourcin offers tasting notes of ripe plum, dates, strawberries and chocolate. The Chambourcin pairs well with hard cheeses, red meat and cured meat.

Paired Dish:

Fig and Bleu

Seared Skirt Steak | Kumara Mash

Chasing the Red Rosé

The Chasing Red Rosé is a semi-sweet Chambourcin Rosé with tasting notes of kiwi, strawberry and tangerine. This wine pairs well with roasted vegetables, creamy fish, white meat and cured meat.

Paired Dish:

Pork and Apple

Rosé Jelly | Honey Crisp | Curtain’s Chevre | Spiced Honey | Summer Berries

Throw Away The Diamonds Riesling

Throw Away The Diamonds Riesling offers notes of tropical fruits, honeysuckle, peach, pear and apple. It finishes off with a dry, smooth and velvety taste and pairs nicely with cheese, cured meats and sweets.

Paired Dish:

Peaches and Cream

Pistachio Shortbread | Burnt Tangerine

Gandy Dancer Vidal Blanc

This sweet, Gandy Dancer Vidal Blanc offers the taste and essence of a peach pie. This sweet, velvety wine pairs nicely with cheeses, cured meats and desserts.

Paired Dish:

Watermelon and Cured Lemon

White Balsamic |Mint

Curry Kofta

Fine Herbes | Cashew Gravy


The Food & Wine Walking Tour will be on July 8 from 6–9 p.m., and $40 per guest, reservations are required. For more information please visit here.

Written By

Nisa Cochran