Hickory Hill Vineyards is inviting the public to help them celebrate 11 years as a winery at Smith Mountain Lake. The winery started as a hobby vineyard and was planted in 1984 by Roanoke natives, who owned property at Smith Mountain Lake. Since then, Hickory Hill has grown over the next 28 years into a highly successful, 3rd generation, family-owned vineyard with a wide selection of wines and regional distribution in local stores and restaurants. Along with a popular “Lake series” of wines made in a light & fruity style, the vineyard offers vintage, estate-grown Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc and their award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Visitors to the winery are encouraged to tour the 1923 farmhouse tasting room and gift shop and to enjoy the available picnic area. Wine tastings are complimentary for those age 21 and up. Tours and tastings are 11am- 5pm, Thursday through Monday from April to November. For more info call 540-296-1393 or visit www.smlwine.com.