' Fox Meadow Winery - Our History

Our History

Fox Meadow Winery is nestled on 100 acres of beautiful mountain property situated at over 1,800 feet elevation on Blue Mountain near Linden, Virginia. The vineyard was started on the former Freezeland Orchard property in 2003 with 5 acres of vines and has now grown to over 14 acres of vines. The estate grown varietals including Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

Amanda and Whiticar Darvill are the owners and winegrowers and are committed to creating hand crafted boutique wines in partnership with winemaker, Tom Payette. Currently more than 2,500 cases of wine are produced each year with a total of 12 different red and white single varietals and blends. The wine making philosophy is to minimize the intervention from grape to bottle. The methods utilized are traditional and time tested. We feel that this creates remarkable wines that showcase the terroir, grape quality and winemaking techniques. 

Recognition of Fox Meadow’s commitment to crafting quality wine began almost immediately after opening when the inaugural vintage of Cabernet Franc won the “Best of Show Award” in the 2007 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.  In 2011 the 2008 Le Renard Rouge Meritage won the Virginia Governor’s Cup. In 2017 the 2016 Fox Meadow Winery Cabernet Franc was awarded the “Best of Show Award” in The Wines of the South Wine competition. Numerous times Fox Meadow wines have been featured in major publications like the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Most recently our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon won a Gold Medal in the 2022 Virginia Governer's Cup Competition and our 2021 Pinot Grigio won "Best in Category" in the 2022 Atlantic Seaboard Association Wine Competition. 

The winery looks forward to growth, never losing focus on the fact that wine being created begins and ends in our vineyard. Join us to enjoy estate grown and produced wines with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge mountains.