valhalla (Roanoke, VA)


In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, nestled atop Mt Chestnut, lies a piece of land that seems almost untouched by time. From its vantage point, the sweeping landscape of the Roanoke Valley 1800 feet below unfolds like a painting, with layers of misty mountains and beautiful features of the city below. As its name suggests, Valhalla is truly a heaven on earth. As the largest single land tract in Roanoke County at roughly 200 acres, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a true mountaintop masterpiece that has unbelievable views of both Roanoke and Salem Virginia, all while being secluded yet close to everything. Since 1990 this property has been the host of the historic and award-winning Valhalla Vineyards and has been kept in tune with nature with its rolling meadows and standing hardwoods. While the property historically supported cattle, peaches, and apples, it was the grapevines that truly excelled in the decomposing granite soil. Valhalla’s French-style wines have taken the title for best wine in Virginia and racked up hundreds of other national and international awards. At the center of this breathtaking vista stands a spacious event space built of timber-truss and stone, which blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings and overlooks the Roanoke Valley below. The acreage is split into two parcels separated by Mt Chestnut Road. Each parcel has adequate road frontage to support unique development opportunities, residential or commercial, potentially including a brewery, winery, or event space. Each side also has water features in the way of spring-fed ponds and an expansive internal road system that allows for easy access to all parts of the property. As day fades into night, the valley below is transformed into a sea of twinkling lights, and high above it all, the stars emerge one by one, which provides a truly refreshing mountaintop experience. And as they gaze out over the Roanoke Valley, they know that they are truly blessed to be a part of such a magical place. Facility features: Event Space/Tasting Room: 2050 sq ft stone and timber-truss facility has a wraparound patio with a beautiful vantage point of the Roanoke Valley. The facility has two half baths, a full kitchen, two fireplaces, a copper roof, a covered patio, heat and air conditioning, storage, and a gravel parking area that can support up to 100 cars. This is a multifaceted venue/ structure that will serve its next owner well. Winery & Cave: 2400 sq ft commercial facility has an attached 200 ft subterrain barrel and cask cave complete with 12 ft wooden archway doors. It has one full bath, one half bath, an office, heat, and a garage door and is currently equipped for large-scale wine, beer, and liquor production or storage. Storage/Production Facility: 1830 sq ft temperature-controlled storage area with 12 ft ceilings and garage door for large equipment. Currently there are about 5 acres under vine in Viognier, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are being sprayed, cared for, and pruned on a regular schedule. There is room to produce 5000 cases.  All varietals grown are French vinifera on grafted root stock. A new owner has the option to acquire up to 2400 cases of Valhalla’s wine at wholesale cost to kickstart their event venue or restaurant. Property Proximity:-Only 10 minutes from all the amenities of Roanoke-20 minutes to Salem-15 minutes to Lewis Gale Hospital-20 minutes to Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport This property provides endless opportunities for its next owner, whether that be a single-family legacy estate, a special development site, a restaurant, a winery, a brewery, a wedding venue, an event space, or anything else your imagination can draw up, all with views that are unmatched in the area. It’s also located in the South County part of Roanoke, which is the most sought-after area in the valley with great school systems. The option to purchase industrial equipment suitable for a winery or brewery and existing wine inventory further opens opportunities for development. Schedule a private showing today! Listed by Jeff Phillips,