Culpeper, Virginia: Moonshine Made HereA retired airline pilot has turned his 150-acre farm into a distillery, producing large volumes of moonshine. Tours are available.
- 13490 Cedar Run Rd, Culpeper, VA
- Roughly eight miles south of Culpeper on US 522, and about two miles south of where US 522 splits from Rapidan Rd and turns east. Turn southwest onto Cedar Run Rd/Rt 689 and drive to the end, about one mile.
- April-Christmas Tu-Sa 10 am -5 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Moonshine Made Here
While on a motorcycle vacation with two other couples in the Shenandoah area, we took a trip to see this site. It was a quaint little place, off the beaten path, but worth the trip! The owners were very cordial and down-to-earth. We took the 15 minute personal tour of this family-owned distillery and then stayed to hang out with Chuck and his wife. There were interesting facts which none of our group (as educated as we all are collectively) were aware of. We ran short on time or else we could have probably stayed longer to "chew the fat" with the folks, as they made us feel like family.[Laurie Cannon, 08/01/2011]
Owners Chuck and Jeanette offer tours at this excellent roadside stop. My husband and I and another couple stopped by while visiting nearby lake Anna. This is everything you expect a southern roadside stop to be. Really friendly guides, the cutest gift shop you ever saw, old dogs laying on the front porch and a fun informative tour. The still has been in operation since 1933 (sometimes legal, sometimes not). They've been featured on several TV shows and were even mentioned in a popular fiction novel.
Stop in take the tour, find out how to drink peach moonshine, and like the sign says, "come as strangers, leave as friends."[Suzette, 07/01/2011]
A retired airline pilot has turned his 150-acre farm into a distillery. Using an old still and other used apparatus he turns out large volumes of "moonshine" and a new whiskey of his creation. It's all legal -- both products are found on the selves of Virginia's ABC stores. Beginning in June, 2005, the owner will start conducting tours of the establishment. Unfortunately, no samples are allowed.[Bob Layton, 03/20/2005]
July 2011: Photo added.