Lake life is better when paired with a locally produced glass of wine, craft beer, cider or spirits, all of which can be found around the scenic Smith Mountain Lake region.
It’s true. Lake life is even better when paired with a local glass of wine, craft beer, cider or spirits.
Both Smith Mountain Lake residents and visitors delight in discovering the area's outstanding wineries, distilleries and craft breweries, most of which feature fun-filled special events and live music throughout the year.
Bottled in Bedford
Introduced in 2023, the Bottled in Bedford Craft Beverage Trail is a curated route, guiding visitors through the area’s finest local wineries, distilleries and craft breweries. This lively trail encourages exploration of deliciously diverse beverages, all produced locally and with passion. Along the way, you'll discover not only the libations themselves, but also the people, events, live music and regional cuisine that contribute to the region's vibrant character.
Franklin County Shines
Franklin County, once dubbed the "Moonshine Capital of the World" for its abundant illicit liquor production during Prohibition, now offers an exciting contemporary beverage scene. Here, you'll find a family-owned winery serving distinct fruit creations, a fine wine shop offering a range of curated selections, a scenic microbrewery, boutique distilleries and even a cozy speakeasy.